A book vs ebook – appreciate the layout and book embellishments.
Book vs ebook — comparing the two? It always amazes me that even though I have visualized the final printed book, the physical book invariably looks even more beautiful than anticipated. There is something so wonderful about holding a book in your hands, opening the cover, thumbing through the pages for the first time. You may discover a special cloth cover, or printed endpapers. You might find an embossed title with a foil stamp. Then, what about the photography, the graphic design? Do you appreciate the typography and overall style of the book when comparing the printed book vs ebook?
Trying to view a photography book on an iPad is not the same quality experience that you have when you can hold a large format book in your hand and turn the pages.
We received a lovely thank you from an author and photographer who just received his advance copies. The book, High Altitude Paradise by James T. Williams is ready to ship. He was delighted with the print quality of the advance copies he received. Jim wrote us again today to express his thanks and delight with the books. We did the design as well. Thank you Jim and Pam! Jim also provided a testimonial for his new book, with print and design by SPB.
Book vs ebook — evaluating a book printed on press — no comparison!
Photography books in particular are more exciting when viewed in the physical book form. Books printed on press are always beautiful and a richer experience when printed by Star Print Brokers. That is because not all printers have the expertise to print and bind high-quality books. Think of it this way — just because someone owns a tennis racquet, doesn’t mean they will be playing at Wimbledon!
At Star Print Brokers, we only use the best book printers with the best binderies. When a printer is off their game, we won’t use them. That is because we represent our clients not the printer. If there has been a serious error in printing that was the printer’s fault, we have had entire books re-printed at the printer’s cost. We can do that because we print in volume. The select group of printers that we work with know we will come back with more titles, if they perform to our high standards. We stand behind our books and will accept nothing less.
If you want to read a book on the go, an ebook is fantastic. But, trying to view a photography book on an iPad is not the same quality experience that you have when you can hold a large format book in your hand and turn the pages.
The printed book is all about the experience. Book vs ebook — we can do both, but there is nothing like the printed book experience.