Books in Print

Publishers 2004-05

Books in Print


Corporate Library Benchmarks, 2004-05 Edition

Corporate Library Benchmarks, 2004-05 Edition

Includes survey statistics on the following topics: 1, library dimensions; 2, library staff and salaries; 3, trends in the overall library budget; 4, use of the librarian's time; 5, trends in the content/materials budget; 6, database procurement decision-making; 7, CD-ROM subscriptions; 8, use of print and electronic journals; 9, use of photocopy machines and high speed printers; 10, cataloging; 11, site licenses; 12, spending on books; 13, spending on directories; 14, trends in patron visits to the physical library.

Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy

Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy

The first full-length study of printing, writing and reading at a crucial period in Italian and European culture.

Getting it Right in Print

Digital Pre-press for Graphic Designers

Getting it Right in Print

Many graphic designers who have a degree course or extensive training behind them have little knowledge of the actual requirements of the printing process. Often afraid to admit it, every time they send a job to the printer they experience a period of nail-biting anxiety because they don't know how it's going to turn out. The book aims to give designers the confidence to do everything necessary to ensure trouble-free, high-quality printing - to calibrate images, both colour and black and white; adjust trapping to appropriate levels in all the major software applications, and mix colours that won't print as something that is a complete surprise. It explains scanning and resolution, and discusses good and bad image formats, describing techniques to make images look good in print - even if they have been downloaded from the internet. There is advice on how to get accurate quotes from a printer, and a checklist to use when sending a job to print.

Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Despite the importance of books and the written word in Chinese society, the history of the book in China is a topic that has been little explored. This pioneering volume of essays, written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introduces the major issues in the social and cultural history of the book in late imperial China. Informed by many insights from the rich literature on the history of the Western book, these essays investigate the relationship between the manuscript and print culture; the emergence of urban and rural publishing centers; the expanding audience for books; the development of niche markets and specialized publishing of fiction, drama, non-Han texts, and genealogies; and more.

Business Information Markets 2004-2005

Business Information Markets 2004-2005

Business Information Markets 2004-2005 is your guide to the lucrative business and professional information content business. The Simba research team appllies its unparalleled brand of competitive analysis to such vertical markets as: -credit information services-legal, tax and public record information services-financial news and research-brokerage information services-marketing information services-healthcare information services Simba has covered the business and professional information services market for more than 20 years, providing strategic intelligence on underlying trends as well as critical metrics and forecasts that pinpoint growth opportunities and warn of risks that lie ahead. This report includes extensively researched profiles of more than 25 key information industry players--public, private and non-profit. Simba's analysts go beyond annual reports and press releases to construct an informed analysis of the future direction of each company and the industry as a whole.