Off the Press

My new book is out in hardback complete with full CD readings by Tobias Menzies and Victoria Hamilton.  A fantastic production, a beautiful read and a wonderful listen.

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These are ancient old printers still in use at Hastings Printing Company where my book is being printing, but now on modern machinery.

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After checking the front cover colour (made of several blues and greens) the go-ahead is given. Press the button – its noisy but exciting. Checking the front cover is an artform; total precision and professionalism.

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Off it goes!  At lightening speed all the covers are printed, these will then be laminated on to the hardback frame before being bound and dressed in a dustjacket.

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Very civilised.

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