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Bob & Roberta Smith Audio CD give away!


Each month we select something special from our back catalogue of projects and publications to giveaway as a special extra for new (annual) subscribers to the Periodical. This month we have unearthed an audio CD made by Bob and Roberta Smith for our 2004 project, Navigating History – “Before the TV There Was the Piano” – 20 songs written and performed by Bob. From the back cover,

“Bob Smith sings songs upon the piano in the manner of an absurdist Victorian seaside entertainer then attends the funeral of ‘Lord Charlie Banks’. Can you do ‘The Shepway Shag’?”

We have just 24 copies to give away – on a first come, first served basis. Subscribe now and get your hands on this fabulous and rare collection of ditties.

Open Studio Days at Proboscis
On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd between 12noon-8pm we are hosting an open studio for people to visit us at Proboscis. There will be works for sale (such as drawing and artworks from various projects) as well as special offers on many of our publications, freebies (for braving our infamous stairs to the 4th floor garret) and extra special gifts for people subscribing to the Periodical on the day (complete sets of the RCA CRD Research Studio publications or complete sets of COIL journal of the moving image). Everyone is welcome (N.B. the studio is not wheelchair accessible) – please drop us a line if you would like to come and visit.

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London Book Fair Special Offer

Since this week is the London Book Fair, we thought it only right we should offer something extra for any new annual subscribers signing up and quoting “lbf13” – a copy of the fabulous Endless Landscape Magnet set (in addition to the Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition and the Social Tapestries : Case of Perspectives sets). Hurry offers ends Friday 19th!


Back to everyday life!

Its been a sensational summer on so many levels and in so many ways. To celebrate we’re offering a special 10% discount on bookleteer Short Run Printing costs from today until the 30th September (n.b. : can’t be added to any additional discounts or offers). Use this discount code BTEL-092012 when ordering.

Why not use bookleteer create your own record of what you’ve seen and done this summer – here’s one I created from a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Achamore Gardens on the Island of Gigha this summer.

Super Cheap StoryCube ‘Taster’ Packs
We’ve put together 25 ‘taster’ packs of blank StoryCubes – containing 8 medium and 8 original size cubes) for just £5 plus post and packing.

It super easy to create storycube layouts with bookleteer and print them onto sticker sheets which can be cut out and stuck onto the pre-cut and scored card cubes. Lots of fun for sharing your memorable moments or building up blocks of memories for storytelling and games.

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Pocket Portfolios 2012 Special Offer

A couple of years ago we wrote about how bookleteer could be used to create shareable personal portfolios or pocketfolios. We continue to think that the eBook formats are ideal for making a simple pocket portfolio about your work to share and/or give way to prospective clients, employers, commissioners or funders. More than a business card or the generic student postcard, even the smallest eBook of 10 pages plus covers offers a chance to show what you’re capable of, what experiences you’ve had and who you could be in a highly personalised way that exceeds what any CV could indicate. Share your pocketfolio as a handmade ebook, online with bookreader or have them printed at low cost using our Short Run Printing service to stand out from the crowd and communicate something special about yourself.

As a new crop of students are preparing to graduate into one of the harshest employment climates ever, and with youth unemployment at an all time high, we have a special offer for anyone wanting to make and print their own pocketfolio – taking advantage of our recent price reductions for A6 Short Run printed books and lower minimum print run of just 25 copies:

    For every Short Run Printing order for 25 copies of a portfolio style eBook, we will send an additional 25 copies free. Just use the discount code “PORTFOLIO2012”.

Sign up for a free account at bookleteer today and get creating!

Meanwhile here’s an excellent example by artist and lecturer, Gair Dunlop:

And check out this lovely example of using bookleteer to publish a group catalogue of work, created by Mah Rana for the 2nd Year Jewellery and Silversmithing Course at Cass, London Metropolitan University:


Xmas 2011 Printing Discount For Festive Ideas

Have you thought of using bookleteer to make special gifts to give to people at Christmas? Such as Festive StoryCubes as an alternative to sending traditional Christmas cards, or picture album eBooks to share with family and friends?

To help you get into some festive bookleteering we’re offering a 10% discount on all Short Run Printing prices.

The Last 2011 Printing Date for StoryCubes will be 2nd December – all orders must have been received and paid for by this date.

The Last 2011 Printing Date for eBooks will be 7th December – all orders must have been received and paid for by this date. Any orders after this date may not be delivered in time for Xmas.

Please use the discount code – BKLTRXMAS11

See Proboscis’ own 2010 Xmas/New Year StoryCube alternative to the traditional card.