Category: Digital publishing

Alice in Businessland

Alice in Businessland

At Tantamount we love books and we love a good story. We love digital books and the exciting worlds we can explore through book apps; but we also love traditional print books and think that some of the best stories can be found in the classics we read as children. Recently, we’ve been re-reading Lewis …

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Doing the August

Despite occasional brief heat waves, the UK summer is nothing like the intense heat of a Spanish summer. Often the languages don’t correspond very closely either, but here we’ve put a British spin on a Spanish idiom.   The Spanish have an expression “hacer el agosto” – “to do the August” – which doesn’t quite …

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The ugly duckling, a branding parable

The ugly duckling, a branding parable

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who grew up into a swan – one of the most impressive and beautiful of all birds. One of our clients recently said she thought we’d been taking lessons from the story, which set us thinking. If you look on Google images, you’ll find that a …

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Some thoughts on design

Some thoughts on design

Design is at the heart of many of our projects and has been taking a leading role in many conversations with our clients and contacts lately, so we thought we’d take a closer look at what design is and what it does.   Graphic design isn’t the only thing that we do at Tantamount, but …

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Creative writing; business writing I

Creative writing; business writing I

Businesses describe their leaflets and marketing materials as corporate literature, so it should come as no surprise that there is an overlap of skills and techniques in publishing that are of relevance to both creative writers and professionals. This is the first in the series of posts – Creative writing; business writing – in which …

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Book design: things to consider

Book design: things to consider

Book design doesn’t just depend on the content that is to appear inside the covers: from genre to readership to distribution channel, there are many external factors to consider, too. This overview of the factors involved should help indie authors, particularly of non-fiction works, understand what their designer needs to know to get things right. …

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The eBrochure: endless possibilities

The eBrochure: endless possibilities

An eBrochure is a standalone digital mini-book that can include text, image galleries, animations, video, audio and interactivity. It’s a perfect showcasing tool to present your company, to highlight a single project, or to bring together a group of related products. Tantamount offer eBrochures for smartphones, iPads and other tablets. Whatever your business, you have …

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New tantmount.com website home page

Transition time

It’s all change at Tantamount! We’ve just relaunched our website with a new, cleaner design and more information about our publishing and other services for businesses and individuals; if you’re one of our regular followers, you may notice a difference to the blog: instead of being hosted on wordpress.com we’ve transferred it over to our own …

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Three kinds of Kindle

Kobo, Kindle, Nook… we begin to be familiar with the names, but the whole concept of ereaders is still relatively new and other people may be using the words differently from the way you are. If a friend tells you they read a book “on Kindle” there are at least three different possibilities: they may …

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