[Bell Historians] Print-to-order books [Was: Ellis Publications]

Richard Offen richard.offen at LN8Ap05V949mTJsVdZs_sJCZCnFocUxtHjb6clP8C1A7WUCSesGShQwKc2NdGZCZ9jyG8LKxabUFd6iRePtA4w.yahoo.invalid
Tue Oct 9 11:41:01 BST 2012

I purchased three on-demand books, each from different suppliers (deliberately), and was singularly unimpressed with the quality of both printing and binding in all three cases. 

The quality of product Alan produced was second to none and it is a great shame that circumstances have force him out of business. 


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On 09/10/2012, at 5:57 PM, Richard Smith <richard at YCTf8hgruPqRsSxWrmX74TnT9KpJWao8j7nbI0RbDlDpUUAJhLRKEwciqGZTT64Kg6_fnpiSLNfSrJGb8BM.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

> Alan mentions companies doing print-to-order of old books, 
> and there certainly are a great many such companies out 
> there. But has anyone any experience with any that are any 
> good? A while ago I ordered L'Estrange's Norfolk from one 
> of these companies. I was careful to make sure I was 
> ordered a photographic reproduction, rather than one with 
> OCR text re-typeset, and the content itself is fine. But 
> the front cover is hideously garish and contains the 
> misspelling 'Notfolk', which has rather put me off them. 
> But equally, my budget doesn't extent to first editions and 
> many of the county histories have never been reprinted.
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