Gourmand Awards Winner! SPB Print and Design!
Gourmand Awards Winner.
A Gourmand Awards Winner! This prestigious honor is is awarded to Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, author of “The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing”. The Gourmand International “Best of the World” awards Zaerpoor the best U.S. book in the “drinks category other than wine”. Exciting news for Star Print Brokers too! Click the Gourmand link above and scroll down to category W2-7 in the list of winners.
The book was also up for not only the Gourmand Awards, but also the James Beard Awards.
Print with Star Print Brokers for the best printing anywhere … and you will love our book design!
Interior book design.
Starting with an author who is an expert in the field of mead making and is a skilled researcher and writer, is the foundation of this book. Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor had an idea of the look and feel for the book, and Nancy Starkman (okay, that’s me) refines, adds to, and executes the book design style.
We love the idea of using a hint of geometric bits of honeycomb design. After all, mead is made from honey. Several of these gold, delicate images of honeycomb run throughout the book.
Cover book design.
Chrissie also had an idea about photography for the cover. I put together a basic design and while waiting for a new photo, another designer friend was asked to use my layout, tweak the typeface, and use the design I created but was not done with yet. The new photo was placed on this new cover. So, the basic style is mine, but the final execution was done elsewhere. It is still a Gourmand Awards winner!
Endpapers book design.
Plain white endpapers are so boring! We like to at least print them them in one distinctive color. We went a step further with this book, and I would like to think that this contributes to making it a Gourmand Awards winner. The word “mead” is used on the endpapers, in dark blue and gold to match the cover. But the word is not just in English, but in many languages. It makes for a beautiful beginning, and end, to any book.
We always say “Print with Star Print Brokers for the best printing anywhere.” Not all printers are the same, especially printers from any one country. Any printer will say that they stand behind their work, but if there is a problem, they may not. We do stand behind our work. We have pages and pages of references to back that up. As brokers, we’ve already sourced, tried, and proven the excellent workmanship of just a handful of printers.
A great book always means printing on press, not on-demand. We use ink on sheet-fed offset printing presses versus toner on an output device.
The files are set up properly (see tutorials), the color is printed correctly, and the binding is secure and appropriate to the book. This is how you too may win in the Gourmand awards, or other book awards!
We only do high quality books at a reasonable cost. See for yourself with a book printing quote, and a book design quote. We will of course work with you or your designer. Are you looking to win one of the Gourmand Awards, or James Beard Awards? No promises of awards from us, but we will do our best to help you. Winning awards is in our best interest too!
About our cookbooks.
We print as well as design cookbooks for celebrity chefs, independent authors, and cookbooks for your restaurant. Your diners love your food. Compile favorite recipes in a cookbook. Extend your brand, and your profits! And … just maybe, you too can win one of the Gourmand awards in your category.
Please read Zaerpoor’s testimonial on our testimonials page.