Gift Idea: Create Your Own Book

November 21, 2016 | Dawn

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It's not too late to consider a self-published book as a gift for the holiday season -- and you can do the printing right here at the library with Asquith Press!

Consider these ideas:

  • your favourite childhood story
  • a collection of family recipes
  • those poems you've had tucked away for ages
  • that great Canadian novel
  • your family history
  • a personal memoir
  • a custom notebook or diary

EBMOnce you have your content completed, then you need to format your book and book cover to work on our machine. Download Asquith Press Book Printing Guide REV Jan 2016 for all the technical specifications. 

Asquith Press books are glue-bound paperbacks with full colour covers and black and white interior pages. You can include illustrations and photos in grayscale. And you can print as few or as many books as you like.

NoteBooks are usually ready for pick-up in five to ten business days after we receive your final files.

We are located in the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. Contact us at 416-393-7007 or [email protected] for an appointment to review your finished files.

Learn more on our website or attend a class or information session.

 Maggie Morris EditorStill editing that masterpiece?

Why not attend an Editing Workshop with Maggie Morris and pick up some tips to bring your project to life?

Maggie's next class is on Friday Nov 25, 2-4 pm at the Toronto Reference Library:

Learn practical tips and techniques for evaluating your own fiction and non-fiction manuscripts through a thorough description of the three stages of editing: substantive, stylistic and copy editing. This seminar will include hands-on activities, Q&A, and a handout with seminar notes, cheat sheets.

Instructor Maggie Morris is a writer and editor with a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University, and an active member of the Editors' Association of Canada.

If you still have questions about the service just phone us: 416-393-7007 or email us at  [email protected]