Registration form for
new private press books

If you are a private press and have a new book that you would like to be listed in the next issue of Parenthesis, and/or announced to FPBA members via the FPBA e-newsletter, and/or listed in the Private Libraries Association's annual bibliography Private Press Books, you can use this form to send us the details and/or to offer a copy for review.

Please read the following instructions first.

Books are eligible for inclusion in the Private Libraries Association's annual bibliography Private Press Books if they are printed by hand using letterpress or other relief processes (lithography and intaglio printing are admitted in a few special cases only). Books will be listed under the names of printers, rather than those of publishers (if different). Presses which do not print books in the English language are not eligible, although those which print some English texts may submit details for all their books, regardless of language. Books with fewer than eight printed pages are generally excluded, although smaller pieces of particular importance, or forming part of a larger series, are sometimes admitted.

The same rules apply to listings in Parenthesis and to the FPBA e-newsletter except that books printed by lithography and intaglio printing can be included.

Please complete the 'Your Press' section in full. Then, if you have just one book to report, complete the 'Your Book' section, and click the SUBMIT button at the end. If you have further books to report, navigate back to this form, fill in just your press name again in the 'Your Press' section, complete the details for the next book, and then click on SUBMIT. Repeat for each further book you wish to report.

Each volume of Private Press Books contains illustrations showing representative work. It would be of great help if you could send the editors a few sample illustrations from your books for possible inclusion. Proof pulls on white paper are best, but most forms of reproduction can be used, and unused sheets from the books themselves are very acceptable. High-quality PDFs and other computerised images can also be used. If you need further information please check this box: .

The Small Print. The FPBA provides this as a free service to FPBA members. Others are welcome to post to this site, and may or may not be listed as space is available. We shall endeavour to transcribe your description accurately and use it verbatim. We cannot guarantee publication.

Your Press

Please complete this section in full for the first book.
For subsequent books, just fill in the press name.

Press name
Printer's name
Postal address
Website address
E-mail address
Telephone
Have any books or articles been published about your Press recently? If so, please give details

Your Book

Your book may be listed in any or all of the three places. Please read the following:

Listing in the FPBA e-newsletter to members. If this is all you would like, you need only complete the 'Brief description' box at the end.

For a listing in 'Books briefly noted' in Parenthesis, complete all the details requested.

For a listing in the Private Libraries Association's annual bibliography Private Press Books, complete all the details requested and check the box here:

If you would like to offer a copy for review in a future issue of Parenthesis, check the box here and a member of the Parenthesis team will contact you. We appreciate that giving away review copies from a limited edition is difficult and are happy to discuss another arrangement which would allow your book to be reviewed.

Please transcribe the words on the title page, ignoring capitalization and omitting the imprint and date. If there is no title page, please take a title from somewhere else (e.g. the cover) and indicate the source
Title
Please give the names of any authors, editors, or translators not named on the title page.
Author(s)/editor(s)
Please give the names of any illustrators not named on the title page.
Illustrators
Please give the number and type of all illustrations in the book, and indicate whether they are printed from wood, perspex, lino, line blocks, or by some other process; please also note whether any illustrations are printed in more than one colour.
Illustrations (number and type)
Pages should be counted from the first printed page to the last printed page, and a total given (regardless of any page numbering which may appear)
Number of pages
Please measure the page height to the nearest millimetre
Page height in mm
Please measure the page width to the nearest millimetre
Page width in mm
Principal typeface
Principal type size (pt)
Type of press used
Month and year of publication
Total number of copies printed

Please give details of the main edition
Please give the number of copies in the main edition
Number of copies
Please say whether papers are hand , mould or machine made
Paper
Please state the colours and natures of the main materials, and whether the binding is in paper covers, wrappers, or full/half/quarter bound. Note cover and spine labels, but not endleaves or gold blocking
Binding
If the book is not for public sale, please insert NFS and add any necessary explanation
Price
Please check the box if this edition is still in print
In print?

Variant edition 1 (if any) details
Please say how many copies there are in this edition
Number of copies
Please say whether papers are hand , mould or machine made
Paper
Please give the colours and natures of the main materials used, and state whether the binding is in paper covers, wrappers (covers folded in at the fore edge), or full, half or quarter bound (for example `marbled paper wrappers’, `quarter black morocco with pastepaper covered boards’ or `half vellum with blue cloth covered boards’). Please mention cover and spine labels, but not endleaves or gold blocking
Binding
If the book is not for public sale, please insert NFS and add any necessary explanation
Price
Please check the box if this edition is still in print
In print?

Variant edition 2 (if any) details
Please say how many copies there are in this edition
Number of copies
Please say whether papers are hand , mould or machine made
Paper
Please give the colours and natures of the main materials used, and state whether the binding is in paper covers, wrappers (covers folded in at the fore edge), or full, half or quarter bound (for example `marbled paper wrappers’, `quarter black morocco with pastepaper covered boards’ or `half vellum with blue cloth covered boards’). Please mention cover and spine labels, but not endleaves or gold blocking
Binding
If the book is not for public sale, please insert NFS and add any necessary explanation
Price
Please check the box if this edition is still in print
In print?
Additional notes
No more than fifty words, please, for the FPBA e-newsletter - try to make them meaningful on their own. Include a website address.
E-newsletter listing

And finally . . .
please check your entry for this book
and then submit it by clicking on the button below. Thanks!