Posts Tagged 'ST Publishing'

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...
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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.

September 25, 2017

…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics

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…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics and are can now reveal – it’s us, The Shetland Times!!

Promoting our core business of design & print, weekly printed newspaper, monthly magazine and online news portal, we hope our eye-catching graphics (and van colour) get more potential customers talking. And talking to us about utilising all our products and services.

The newspaper brand is very well known but can sometimes lead to our other products and services being overshadowed. The van graphics are to remind all potential clients that our design team and print factory facilities (we have the only commercial print presses on the island) are available to them.

Well designed promotional print products still pack a mighty punch, have an enviable reach and provide great ROI. In this age of multimedia marketing and communication, print retains a number of unique qualities that grab the attention of consumers. By integrating print and online services, we help manage and provide our customers with highly effective cross media packages that can include online advertising, videos and podcast promotions.

We foresee our latest weapon, the green machine, will help us get this message across.

February 6, 2017
If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when...
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If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when out and about.

Shetland Visitor is a handy A5 format and has 128pp packed full of ideas for fun days out, trips to take, places and businesses to visit, local area information/tips as well as a “What’s On” guide.

The majority of the photography we use is sourced from local amateur photographers and visitors who have taken the time to visit and see the special sights of Shetland. If you have any relevant scenic photos from your trip visiting Shetland, why not send them into us at info@shetlandtimes.co.uk and we can consider them for our next edition.

We hope you enjoy our Shetland Visitor holiday magazine (digital edition also available at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=8fdbecf6-7e57-4f27-a4a1-aadce80606a3).

If you need to book your Shetland holiday accommodation take a look at our guide which contains a vast array of all types of  accommodation at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=66598676-c926-4765-9d38-f08bdf25ed69

Have a great time!

 

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February 3, 2017
If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds! On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival...
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If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds!

On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival takes place in Shetland with 1000+ men taking part in a torchlit procession in the evening through the island capital Lerwick. The culmination of the procession is the burning of a replica viking longship that is known as the galley. For more in-depth information go to www.uphellyaa.org to read about the origins of the festival.

To provide a comprehensive flavour of the whole day and evening events, we produce a limited edition, 36pp A4, Up Helly Aa Souvenir programme which is packed with  full colour photos. WARNING, once you’ve bought a copy at shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk, you’ll want to book a visit to see next year’s festival!!

You’ll be made very welcome and we’ll be glad to see you.

 

March 30, 2015

Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. She breathed life into the Shetland dialect and her literary talent, combined………..

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Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. She breathed life into the Shetland dialect and her literary talent, combined with her personality, passion and knowledge of Shetland gained her respect internationally.

Now, twenty years after her death, her four previously published books are produced together for the first time along with a large selection of previously unpublished work, totalling some 194 dialect poems in all. This vast collection also contains 15 music scores, photographs and line drawings by Rhoda herself.

Printed and published by our company this hardback edition is the latest Shetland dialect book which is available to buy at our Bookshop in Commercial Street, Lerwick or online at http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop

Enjoy reading.

 

Sample Page Spread

 

Rhoda Bulter Cover

June 16, 2011

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

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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.