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Publishing Terms - "Distributor"

Posted by axis-publishing on March 26, 2010 at 11:28 AM Comments comments (1)

Distributor - Sales company that represents a publisher's books to wholesalers and retail accounts and often also maintains an inventory warehouse.


Axis Publishing & Distribution Company, LLC is distributed by Amazon.com, Imgram Book Group and Follett Library Resources.


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From Agatha Christie

Posted by axis-publishing on January 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.


- Agatha Christie (1890-1976)


 

 

 

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From Philemon Holland

Posted by axis-publishing on January 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

With one sole pen I wrote this book,

Made of a grey goose quill;

A pen it was when I it took,

And a pen I leave it still.


- Philemon Holland, from a book he wrote in 1610




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From Eugene Fitch Ware

Posted by axis-publishing on January 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Man builds no structure which outlives a book.


- Eugene Fitch Ware (1841-1911)

From Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted by axis-publishing on January 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Tis the good reader that makes the good book. 


- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

From James Matthew Barrie

Posted by axis-publishing on January 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


For several days after my first book was published I carried it about in my pocket, and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure that the ink had not faded.


- James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)

B.E.P. Spreads info, news and inspiration!

Posted by axis-publishing on October 23, 2009 at 4:12 PM Comments comments (1)



October 23, 2009.  Huntsville, Ala.  Congratulations to author Debra E. West, her "Best Education Possible Blog" has recently started attracting over 50 readers per day!

The First Printed Book

Posted by axis-publishing on September 11, 2009 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)

A Gutenberg Bible in the collection of the U.S. Library of Congress


The first attempts at mechanical printing featured each page carved in reverse on a solid block of wood which was then pressed against the paper.  But the blocks quickly broke and new letters would have to be carved and glued into position.  From this state of affairs came the idea of carving each letter seperately.  This movable type could be easily assembled to form each page of a book and if produced in metal the letters would last for many impressions.


Several printers in Europe were working on these ideas but in 1450 Johann Gutenberg was keen enough to borrow money from Johann Faust to perfect his conception of a printing press.  But when no book had been printed from Gutenberg's press five years later, Faust sued for his money and bankrupted Gutenberg.  Then, with Peter Schoeffer, a type designer, Faust brought out the first printed book in Mainz, Germany, in 1456.  But Gutenberg had the last word in the matter.  The book is known as the Gutenberg Bible.