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      CPI delivered a 25,000 copy reprint of Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, less than 48 hours after the title won the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
      The reprint of the B format paperback began within minutes of the prize announcement, which took place at London’s South Bank Centre on Wednesday 4th June. Printing plates for the newly revised cover design, featuring the winner flash, were output immediately at CPI White Quill. Cover printing, matt laminating, spot UV varnishing and a newly introduced embossing continued through the night into Thursday.
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    Self publishing

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    Would you like to self publish? Let CPI Antony Rowe guide you in making your idea a reality – from preparation through manufacture to selling your book. We even have a long established online bookshop where you can sell copies around the world.


    CPI Antony Rowe has a long tradition of helping authors produce their own self published books to the highest professional standards. We have an experienced team dedicated to helping you at every stage of the self publishing process.

    Heading up our team is Andy Howarth. With considerable experience in the printing and publishing industries, Andy offers the benefit of his expertise along with a passion for self publishing to support you in getting your book into print. There are many pitfalls to avoid and Andy is able to steer you on a safe course through them, offering advice and opinions on what works (and what does not work) in self publishing book design. If you want to discuss ideas about your book then Andy is happy to offer candid and unbiased advice. Working with Andy are Ruth Goodman in sales and Mark Radley in estimating.


    CPI Antony Rowe brings together all the services that self publishers and first time authors need, along with Europe’s leading book printer, CPI. Antony Rowe is Britain’s premier manufacturer of short run and print-on-demand books. We work with many of the UK’s biggest publishers – as well as some of the smallest.


    Take a look at our web pages for self publishers or feel free to contact Andy for more information.


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