You may think that book publishing and book printing are almost identical, but they both have significant differences that you have to know about if you want to understand how they aren’t the same. Book publishers are the people who will own the rights to the intellectual property of the book, while the book printers are the people who print the books and bind them. continue reading
Whilst it sometimes feels as though books and the publishing industry have been around forever, it’s actually only the past 1000 to 1500 years that have seen the publication of books as we know them. Before that, ‘books’ tended to be artefacts such as beaten metal sheets fastened together, though there are a few exceptions to this rule.