Monthly Archives: June 2013

Avoid looking stupid when self publishing: don’t make common grammatical and usage errors

Avoid some of the more common mistakes, and make your work read more professionally. Here are some examples. When referring to a decade, don’t use an apostrophe as in 90’s, use ’90s. Use hyphens as dashes to hyphenate words (in-between), … Continue reading




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Bad email habits you need to break

I came across this excellent, down to earth article this morning on PrintPlanet, one of the regular email newsletters I receive each day. I reckon it has some useful suggestions, so I quote it below in full. I hope you … Continue reading




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Avoid looking stupid when self publishing: make sure you number your pages correctly!

An area of confusion we find amongst people who come to us for book printing concerns the correct way to number pages, particularly at the beginning of the book. This is in addition to putting the various parts of a book … Continue reading




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Avoid looking stupid when self publishing: use the correct page order.

One significant area of confusion we find amongst people who come to us to print their self published book concerns the correct page order, particularly at the beginning of the book. There is a “bible” which anyone who does a … Continue reading




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The discipline required to write a book (Part 2)

Yesterday I posted part 1 of this series. I conclude today with part 2. However I will be posting at least another ten blogs on self publishing over the next few weeks, covering subjects such as: ISBN, CiP, stupid mistakes … Continue reading




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The discipline required to write a book (Part 1)

At KainosPrint, we constantly encourage our customers to consider turning their accumulated wisdom, or creative ideas into books.  We wrote in a recent blog “Marketing gurus such as Perry Marshall (acknowledged as the leading Google AdWords expert in the world), … Continue reading




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The supreme value of wisdom, where to get it (and share it if you’ve got it!)

I often refer to one of my favourite Google experts, Perry Marshall. I guess that’s because he comes up with more tips, tricks and, occasionally, inspirational articles, than anyone else I know of. He recently sent a newsletter with the … Continue reading




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10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World

My greatest frustration with our national political landscape at the moment is the abandonment of the common good as the focus of political activity. Politics seems too much about gaining an advantage, convincing us that the “other” party is bad, … Continue reading




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“I’ve got this great idea for a book . . . but I don’t have the time.”

Just get on with it. As one writer observes “Writing is the only profession I can think of that requires no license, no certificate, no special training, and no special tools. Anyone who wants to can be a writer. All you … Continue reading




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When worlds collide — a call to overhaul the National Print Awards

This year, at the four yearly PacPrint printing trade show (held in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre), it was obvious that digital printing is well on the way to taking a huge chunk of offset printing’s traditional market — see my blog … Continue reading




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