Posts Tagged 'Publishing'

November 29, 2017

We’re delighted our team efforts have been recognised at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards 2017…….

Filed under: Awards, Company News

We’re delighted our team efforts have been recognised at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards 2017 in Edinburgh. Winning the Small Publishing Company Magazine award at this prestigious ceremony is testament to the work our editor, Genevieve White, contributors and design team have put into continually improving our monthly magazine.

Covering all topics to bring our valued readership a taste of what life in Shetland has to offer locals and tourists alike, our drive to provide a magazine that is full of great topics, informative features allied with great photography will step up another gear moving into 2018.

We have more surprises and new ideas that are currently in development which we are excited about sharing with our readers and potential new readers! If you would like a quick look at a sample of our magazine you can view it, at http://subscriber.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/subscribe.aspx?source=4&eid=3cdd8dd4-37b6-4c57-8d95-13e5bc5b431f, and can also subscribe to our digital edition on this page too. Perhaps you know someone who would appreciate a subscription to the magazine as a gift – perfect timing for Christmas.

If you’ve not read Shetland Life recently, it’s definitely worth leafing through our pages to see how it’s changed and we hope you agree the magazine is a great way to keep up to date with life on our wonderful island. And remember to look out for our teasers in the local newspaper prior us bringing you more exciting news about our award winning magazine!

 

November 3, 2017
This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring...
Filed under: Printed Jobs

This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring writers, it should be an invigorating few days. What a perfect way to lighten up what can otherwise be a dank and dreary month.

Although Wordplay may be our annual literary highlight, I think it’s fair to say that Shetland is a great place for lovers of literature to live, having year-round events for bookworms and budding writers.

Shetland Library plays a crucial role in helping to create a lively and lightsome culture around reading and books. It is a place very close to my heart. When my children were small, the library was our second home, and we were always given a warm welcome by the lovely members of staff (even being offered a lift to the Gilbert Bain when my son attempted some impromptu shelf-abseiling and split his ear open). When my toddlers were having a crabbit day, the promise of a trip to the library usually got them into a more reasonable frame of mind. Fast forward ten years, and it still has a second-home status, although the children like to make their own way there now … Hopefully, our feature will give you a flavour of the warmth and liveliness of this very special place.

On arriving in Shetland, I was struck by how local writing talent was so well nurtured through writing groups and mentoring schemes. This supportive climate has allowed some exceptional talent to bloom. These islands have produced no shortage of writers, as a flick through this magazine will tell you: from the rapidly rising star of Malachy Tallack, to well-loved poets and novelists on the local literary scene, to up-and-coming writers such as Sally Huband (who speaks about her experience of winning a Scottish Book Trust New Writer award).

Of course, writing is just one type of craft at which Shetlanders do very well. This being November (craft fair time) we have some crafty offerings of a different type too. If only the rules didn’t prevent me from entering this month’s competition! I will be seriously envious of anyone who wins the hamper of craft goodies we have up for grabs. Continuing the craft theme, we have the tracks of Wendy Inkster’s life, and a meet up with the maakers and yaakers of Anderson High school.

Of course, literature and knitting are by no means mutually exclusive, as the book Reflection Apo Hands so gracefully proves. It was a privilege to meet Laura Whittall and Ann Williamson to speak about the inspiration behind this project. As Ann pointed out, what could make a better stocking filler than this beautiful book? (Apart from the December Shetland Life that is.)

There are loads of delights to look forward to this month: not just Wordplay, but ballet performances, theatre productions and so much
more. Enjoy.

November 1, 2017

Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK……..

Filed under: Printed Jobs

Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK to bring up children and provide the best quality of life for children in the annual survey from Halifax.

To help you find the best accommodation to suit your holiday while visiting our islands, the Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 edition is out now and available from VisitScotland’s national visitor information centres as well as Northlink Ferries and Promote Shetland. You can also view the digital version online, view Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 online.

Packed full of information, including brief holiday facts, travel details and some of the main Shetland event dates, we are proud to produce this annual guide to help promote our islands and participating businesses to both the local and tourist markets.

We hope you enjoy our publication and are inspired to book some of the fantastic accommodation available to further enhance your stay in Shetland.

 

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October 20, 2017

We’ve enjoyed working on the Northern Studies publications since 2005 and the 48th edition is…….

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We’ve enjoyed working with The Scottish Society for Northern Studies on their Northern Studies publications since 2005 and the 48th edition is now available. It includes an updated, full colour cover to complement the great academic work contained within this interdisciplinary journal.

This Special Edition:Scotland and Scandinavia in the Early Modern Period is a 96pp, plus cover, A5, PUR perfect bound format and makes a fine addition to the collection.

If you have a book project you would like us to help you produce, we would be very interested to hear from you. We can help project manage the whole process if required and are happy to provide flexible production timetables to keep your publication on track and meet your preferred delivery or launch date.

May 17, 2016

This book looks at the transformation of Shetland’s pelagic fleet between 1945 and 2000. It is yet another popular book highlighting local industry and………

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This book looks at the transformation of Shetland’s pelagic fleet between 1945 and 2000. It is yet another popular book highlighting local industry and is added to our expanding list of local publications.

Full of interesting facts and figures it will be of great interest to anyone within the fishing industry in general.

The choice of font our design team have used on the front cover along with a carefully chosen image already sets the scene before readers’ turn the first page. Enjoy the read!

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March 16, 2015

If you’re in need of a personal or business contact in Shetland the latest edition of our Shetland Directory & Classified Business List (and the large print edition, produced for………

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If you’re in need of a personal or business contact in Shetland the latest edition of our Shetland Directory & Classified Business List (and the large print edition, produced for Shetland Library), are now available.

192 pages of listings make the latest edition the most comprehensive directory for our isles. It is also printed in full colour to give businesses the opportunity to make their advertisements stand out. The additional option of full colour advertising has proved very popular with businesses.

Published every two years the directory provides the perfect medium to allow businesses outwith our islands to make contact with local companies. By providing not only land-line numbers but mobiles, e-mails, web & location addresses alongside the directories high impact categorised business advertisements, we hope it’s the starting place for new sales and contracts to flourish from.

Our online, searchable version of the directory is available at www.shetland times.co.uk/directory

 

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January 29, 2015

Already sold out after our initial print run, the “Shetland Food and Cooking” book …….

Filed under: Printed Jobs
Already sold out after our initial print run, the “Shetland Food and Cooking” book is a project we are pleased to be associated with and are just about to reprint!
Designed, printed and published by us in close conjunction with the author, Marian Armitage, this book sets the standard for all others to follow.
It perfectly demonstrates the use of a variety of all the services we have to offer customers from project management through to successful sales utilising commercial print, newspaper, magazine, on-line and social media promotions.
By accessing these media platforms, simultaneously, our team raise awareness of your highly desirable print product. Our aim is to help boost awareness and reach the widest audience of potential customers for your organisation.
We hope you take the opportunity to allow us to create and manage a winning promotional campaign for you.
  • Communication is the key
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Contact us for a chat today.

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August 28, 2012

Our experience in printing, publishing and distributing books, local publications in particular, is……..

Filed under: Printed Jobs

Title: Small Boats of Shetland

Our experience in printing, publishing and distributing books, local publications in particular, is second to none. We understand how important your book is and that you may have many questions to ask before deciding to go to print. Call us to discuss your project and let us provide you with the complete book printing service.

Customer: Centre for Nordic Studies / UHI

Customer Feedback: “The quality of the final product is just excellent, design was just great, the author spent a lot of time on the phone with your designer and she was really impressed by his creativity, speed and technical skills. In terms of product, we really got what we wanted….”.

Size: Books come in many sizes/formats but A5 and A4 are probably most common. This book was a 64pp + paperback cover, A5 landscape format.

Our Recommendation: If your book contains photographic images, this may prove the deciding factor in whether you choose a portrait or landscape format.

Materials: The project benefitted from use of a one sided board for the cover and the inner leaves were printed on a 170gsm silk. This provided the reflective qualities required to further enhance the photographs and afford a pleasant reading experience.

Our Recommendation: Our stock and range of paper and board is continually being updated to incorporate a wide variety to give our customers an extensive choice. Let us guide you towards the most suitable substrate for your project.

Printing: Full colour throughout on our lithographic commercial printing press gives the highest quality results with consistent colour replication.

Our Recommendation: Beware of lower quality digital productions at discounted prices.

Finishing: Gloss laminated covers provide protection and a luxurious finish at an affordable price. We can provide stitched, glued (paperback) or sewn (hardback) spines depending on your needs.

ADD PRINT – ADD POWER to your promotions: PRINT is still the preferred medium for the vast majority of people including the new generation of digital natives. 83% of the 18-23 year olds surveyed believe reading from paper is nicer than reading off a screen. www.printpower.com

June 16, 2011

We have provided a project management and book publishing service over many years specialising in books of local interest…

Filed under: Printed Jobs

We have provided a project management and book publishing service over many years specialising in books of local interest. From smaller print runs of 300 copies up to larger print runs in the 1000’s, we will initially discuss your general concepts for a book and provide consultation prior to agreement to publish.

We will advise and take care of all the technical issues involved in publishing a book including fonts, font sizes, formats available, providing ISBN numbers and barcodes etc. Distribution will also be taken into account and The Shetland Times Bookshop povides a perfect outlet for selling this type of product in the shop on Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, or online at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop.

Please contact us to for an initial consultation to discuss your ideas and content.

Customer: Various.

Customer Feedback:

  • Shetland – A Love Story – “…a nice book but your input has made it into a lovely book”.
  • Hamefarin – From Old Rock to New Life – “I am most grateful to you for the superb quality of your work, and particularly value the helpful service you provide”.
  • Bright Pebbles – “…We are delighted with Bright Pebbles. It is a beautifully presented and produced book”.
  • The Isle of Vaila – Volume 1 – We are delighted, many thanks for your excellent support and assistance”.

Job Description: Project managed, designed, produced artwork and printed books to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Artwork created using InDesign software.

Size/Materials: Pagination and format vary to best suit the authors’ content, and subject matter. The majority of books we print are printed on 130gsm/150gsm quality matt or silk art stock including our recycled paper options.

Design/Prepress: Designed, produced artwork on Apple iMac desktops using InDesign software to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Images output to metal plates on Agfa Galileo Computer to Plate (CTP) system. Job proofs were supplied in PDF or hard copy digital format on Xerox Docucolor 250 / 7335 Digital Printers. Pressproofs for colour matching output on Epson StylusPRO 7800 Colour Proofing System.

Printing: Full colour process (and machine sealer on some projects) throughout on our Komori S29 commercial printing press. Sections printed work and turn/tumble and colour profiles for job content sent directly from prepress to Komori’s automated ink management system, facilitating precise colour matching.

Finishing: Job folded on our Stahl folder. Gathered, on our Linotype Trimstitch binding line, perfect bound or sewn with hardback or paperback covers. Covers generally matt or gloss laminated one side on Orion industrial thermal laminator to provide a protective coating.