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Re: [BKARTS] 150 page book project



Hello Bob,

I believe the specification was for 150 pages not 150 copies.

Although if it is bound in 16 page signatures, 150 pages means 9 signatures of 16 pages + 6 extra pages. If made-up of 12 page signatures it would be a book of 12 signatures with 6 extra pages.

I would recommend a slightly larger or smaller page count to an even signature at best or at least the extra pages divisible by 4.

Regardless, a recommendation of a fewer amount of pages, if that is what you meant, is a appropriate. To an even 16 or 12 pages signature is my suggestion.

Leonard Seastone

The Tideline Press
68 Brook Street
West Sayville, New York 11796

631.589.5706

-----Original Message-----
From: tauber.1@xxxxxxx
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Sent: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: 150 page book project

Chris - 
 
How did you arrive at 150 copies? If this is your first time trying something like this, I suggest that you cut your edition in half even if doing so will double your price. 
 
Call me and I will happily discuss how to construct a profit-n-loss statement for a project like the one you are planning. 
 
Robert Tauber 
Book Arts Specialist 
OSU Libraries 
Logan Elm Press 
610 Ackerman Road, Room 530 
Columbus, OH 43202-4500 
Phone: (614) 688-3973 
Cell: (614) 330-0974 
Fax: (614) 292-7859 
E-Mail: tauber.1@xxxxxxx 
 
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Coldwell" <naphtali@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:50 AM 
Subject: [BKARTS] 150 page book project 
 
> Greetings, 
> My first post, and my apologies up front for my ignorance; but I hope this 
> forum can help me assess whether this Letterpress project is feasible or 
> even realistic. 

> I would like to produce a fine Letterpress book of approximately 150 pages 
> (could be a bit longer, but probably not shorter), making polymer plates 
> from my layout files, using handmade paper, sewn, and leather bindings. I 
> would like a finished size of a least 5"x7.5". That may not cover all the 
> variables I sense. My concern is will the cost price it out of reach of > any 
> purchaser? I'm not even sure of the quantity to attempt given I don't have > a 
> grasp of the all the costs to arrive a unit price. This is not really a 
> vanity project; I think I have the right content to attempt this now as 
> opposed to the past, and I do have some expectation of a market, but as 
> someone told me recently, "price is everything." 

> I have been a small press publisher for 20 years and have done quite a 
> number of offset produced books over that period. However, I'm a newbie > when 
> it comes to Letterpress work and everything that has to be accounted for > to 
> arrive at the unit cost of such an endeavor. Again, my apologies for
asking 
> basic questions, but any help on getting a handle on estimating such a 
> project would be very much appreciated, as well as referrals for 
> information, or doing the work. 

> P.S. My thanks to Art Larson for suggesting I write this list. 

> Sincerely, 
> Chris Coldwell 
> Dallas, Tx. 

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