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The Visible Book

The Visible Book

A Look inside at Book Construction, Historic to Modern.
A Look inside at Book Construction, Historic to Modern. A Video from the 2021 National Book Festival presented by the Library of Congress.Look inside the covers and learn how books are constructed. Learn how to identify the influences of historic book structures in the modern bindings of today. From papyrus to parchment to paper, from Gutenberg’s Bible to the pulp paperback.

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Man with cigar

All About Editing

When I was a kid reporter back in the early 60s THE CHIEF EDITOR was akin to a deity. The stereotypical editor was short, rotund, pugnacious, mean spirited, and subject to sudden, violent temper tantrums. He often had a fat cigar stuck in his face, half smoked, which he used as a pointer, hammer, and sometimes, a missile when he was upset with a reporter.

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IBPA Pub U 2022

IBPA Conference in Orlando

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has announced a flexible IBPA Publishing University conference in 2022. This flagship event for IBPA, taking place continuously since 1984, is the leading annual meeting for small publishers, author-publishers, and other professionals in the independent publishing industry. 

IBPA Publishing University 2022 will present a top-notch educational agenda over a two-part, virtual and in-person format.

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