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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


    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 Sales Manager Geoff Fisher. As a time-served hot-metal compositor*, Geoff can bring his long experience of book and page design to play, offering the benefit of that personal touch which makes every difference to the finished book. There are many pitfalls to avoid and Geoff 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 Geoff is happy to offer candid and unbiased advice.


    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 Geoff for more information.

    *Geoff began his career in print as a hot-metal compositor; using pieces of type like those shown above required a great deal of skill and a knowledge of typography.

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