Seattle Publishing shares insights and ideas on such topics as custom publications, the publishing industry, and enhancing and utilizing technology. Published every month, the SP Journal offers tips for everything from managing projects to choosing the right publishing plan.


December 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

As the end of 2014 approaches the Seattle Publishing crew would like to say thank you for reading our journal and we wish you the best in this holiday season! ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


November 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014

Winter is upon us and the end of the year is coming up fast, which means that it is time for our November journal. For this edition, we highlight a recent catalog project and then we share about the advantages FileMaker 13 brings to SP's Gutenberg Publishing System®. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


October 2014

Posted on October 23, 2014

From green to yellow to red to brown, transitioning colors on the trees represent the changes that come with autumn. In this month's journal entry we share about how a two-year rebranding process helped us refine how we view our business and better understand how the rest of the world views Seattle Publishing. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


September 2014

Posted on September 18, 2014

Traditionally fall is the time of reaping what has been sown earlier in the year. It is a time of kids returning to school and the leaves turning a golden hue. It is also a time when we begin preparing for the years end and planning for the next to begin. In this issue, we share how the combination of SP's on-demand services and the Gutenberg Publishing System® gave one of our clients a competitive edge. Then, we write about having the right marketing mix in today's fractured media world. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


June 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014

The weather is warming up in the Pacific Northwest just in time for the first official day of summer. In this edition we write about having the honor of helping a Northwest Indian Tribe tell their story. Then, we provide some insights on why a content style guide is important for maintaining consistency. Finally, we write about how to create e-books and why they differ from their printed cousin. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


May 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014

In this issue we highlight our On-Demand Publishing service which, compared to traditional publishing, provides both cost and time savings. Then we'll discuss what considerations should be taken when deciding whether to print your next publication or format it into a user friendly PDF. Finally, we highlight Bike to Work Month and the SP crew's contribution to this event. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


March 2014

Posted on March 1, 2014

As we welcome spring, we invite you to read the March journal. Here at SP we've been busy producing three specialty guides and two monthly issues of Bicycle Paper. To produce five publications in six weeks we rely on the Gutenberg Publishing System. In this edition of the journal we introduce FileMaker Pro 13 and the benefits of this latest version, then we discuss the benefits of outsourcing. To wrap it up, we share about one of Seattle's hidden gems - The Last Resort Fire Station. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


February 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014

There is a new energy and excitement in Seattle these days. The Emerald City has been on a roll with a Super Bowl victory and three Grammys for local musicians Maklemore & Ryan Lewis. In this edition, we highlight a Seattle based national bike supply company's recent catalog. We also fill you in about some of our cloud-based services and how sharing content among multiple publications is just good sense. Finally, we have a pictorial of the recent victory parade for the Seahawks, which was near the SP office. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More


January 2014

Posted on January 1, 2014

A big welcome to 2014 and SP's New Year Journal! For this edition we write about catalogs continued influence and how one client is taking advantage of single source content. ... Sm_plus_button_home_pg Read More