[RNLD] Publishing Small Print Runs

Emily Gref emily.gref at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 01:46:31 EDT 2017

Hi Bill,

I'm currently interning at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring, helping out with
producing language materials for six months (in my previous life I worked
in publishing in New York). I've just done a whole bunch of research on the
short-run printers in Australia (and a few outside as well), so am happy to
share what I've discovered! While there are a lot of printers who do
short-run books, not all of them specialize in illustrated books, so the
range of pricing can be quite broad.

Please feel free to email me off-list to discuss further -- same goes for
anyone else interested in the ins and outs of publishing. :)

All the very best,
Emily Gref

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM, Bill Forshaw <w.forshaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi RNLDers,
> The Literature Production Centre in Wadeye, NT currently self-publishes
> many Murrinhpatha children's books to support the Wadeye bilingual school
> with bi-literacy instruction. All these books are currently printed,
> trimmed, stapled and bound at the LPC in Wadeye. These books are created
> using Adobe InDesign.
> We are currently considering outsourcing some of our production in order
> to increase the numbers of books we can make available in the community as
> well as to hopefully produce more durable materials. A quick google shows
> that there are a large number of companies who will do short runs of books.
> It would be great to hear about companies people have used to do this sort
> of production. What are the ins and outs and what is the cost? We would be
> looking to develop an ongoing relationship with a printer to continue to
> meet the schools needs into the future.
> Thanks,
> Bill Forshaw
> Linguist
> OLSH Thamarrurr Catholic College, Wadeye
> PMB 144
> Winnellie 0822
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