What is readability?

Have you ever picked up a book or corporate publication and struggled to read it comfortably? Sure, the letters were decipherable, but there was something you couldn’t quite put your finger on preventing you from actually comprehending the message. Sounds like the text you were reading lacked what’s known as readability. In this article, [...]


The state of the Australian book market: An update for 2019

We still get a lot of love for our 2016 post on the state of the Australian book market. As we know, technology changes the way we consume books and literature – and rapidly – so it’s time for a brief update. The book market is growing For the fifth year in a row now, [...]


8 mistakes people make when working with a typesetter

Almost ready to contact a typesetter to polish up your manuscript before publication? Congratulations! As you get ready to brief the typesetter of your choice, have a read of some of the most common mistakes we see clients and authors make. Avoid these and enjoy a stress-free typesetting process that results in an attractive, [...]


DIY typesetting: why you shouldn’t typeset your own book

You’ve finished your manuscript and decided to take the route of self-publishing. Now, it’s time to prepare your text for your reader by investing in top-quality typesetting – or maybe not. Self-publishing has become a popular choice for authors of all kinds, and in the DIY spirit, many are choosing to typeset their manuscripts themselves. [...]


How to use hyphenation properly

The difference between average and professional typesetting is all in the details – and one such detail that is often overlooked is hyphenation. Proper hyphenation is essential to a comfortable reading experience and clear communication. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to use hyphenation to enhance your text. Let’s get started. [...]


January updates and a family recipe from your local typesetters

Happy New Year to all. After a short break, your local typesetters are back and ready to transform exceptional manuscripts into attractive, informative, and easy-to-read publications. I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on a few things from 2018, share a New Year’s resolution or two, divulge a delicious family recipe passed down from [...]


How to choose a typesetter: 5 critical considerations

If you’re looking to hire a typesetter to improve the look and readability of your publication, you’ve landed in the right place. Not all typesetters have the skills, services, or timeframe needed to ensure your text is a success. In this article, we’ll cover five critical considerations to make as you decide which typesetter to [...]


Why does typesetting matter?

Unless you’ve written a book or worked in publishing or as a designer, you’ve probably never given typesetting a second thought. The thing is, proper typesetting is critical to an enjoyable and effortless reader experience – whether you’re publishing in print or digitally. What is typesetting? Typesetting refers to the design and arrangement text on [...]

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