*if anyone can tell me how to get the accent on the ‘e’ of ‘cafe’ I’d be most obliged!!*
is the new kid on the block. Run by a top quality designer, it combines the need of the client for top quality, old-style letterpress printing with the need of the person for a cuppa and a good chat.
Of course I’ve got a vested interest: Bernhard “Irthling” Klein is one of our book cover designers. 😉
He found this old machine somewhere, rescued it, polished it up and fixed it with custom-made parts, because some parts were broken beyond repair and one can of course not find spare parts anywhere – unless one creates them oneself. So that’s what he did. The machine works beautifully, probably better than back in its day before 3D CAD-designed parts.
And on that note…
Coffee seems to be the topic this month! I found a resource on CreateSpace, for authors and book signings… at coffee shops.
Of course this makes sense! You’d want coffee stains all over your freshly printed, newly signed copies. A book without a coffee (or chocolate) stain is a book that has not been read. Not really. Not properly. The reader hasn’t been able to get so deeply into the plot as to forget herself and mess a bit of coffee.
I’d like to mention here our UK partner site http://bookseekeragency.com/2013/06/02/a-second-grand-day-out/,
which certainly warrants a cup of coffee as you browse through the interesting things the Bookseeker gets up to. It’s a pity I’ve never yet had the opportunity to meet him over a cuppa, as he is continents away from us; but for everything P’kaboo does, the Bookseeker has something more up his sleeve.
So, Bookseeker, here’s to you – coffee cheers!