Archives | 2024

March 22, 2024

Yearbook Proofing Checklist

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Creating a yearbook is a labor of love, a compilation of cherished memories that will last a lifetime. To ensure your yearbook stands the test of time, it’s important to pay attention to the details.  Editing and proofreading play a pivotal role in producing a polished and error-free yearbook!  Here are some essentials to review […]

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March 19, 2024

Our Takeaways from the London Book Fair

Category: Books Blog

The London Book Fair 2024 returned, bigger, louder, and busier than ever before, even in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers made a deliberate move from April to March, positioning it as the premier Book Fair of the season. Initial observations suggest that this strategic shift paid off, with over 30,000 visitors flocking to […]

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March 18, 2024

Rolland Paper is Now Sustana

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Many of you are familiar with the name Rolland Paper. They are one of our key suppliers of uncoated paper and a popular paper used by many others. Rolland Enviro, Rolland Opaque, Rolland Enviro Satin are all papers you have probably seen on our quotes, samples, marketing material, or referenced in other correspondence. As such […]

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March 04, 2024

Empowering Reads by Remarkable Female Authors

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In a world where the voices of women have often been marginalized or silenced, literature stands as a powerful medium through which these voices can resound, inspire, and empower. Female authors around the globe have penned narratives that challenge societal norms, advocate for equality, and celebrate the resilience and strength of women. From memoirs detailing […]

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February 08, 2024

2024 Cover Contest Rubric

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Every year students and yearbook teams pour their heart and soul into creating books that will be cherished memories for years to come. We know your cover design ultimately is one that you love, and that’s the most important thing. But for the purposes of the Friesens 2024 cover contest, where there are prizes on […]

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February 07, 2024

I Love To Read Month 2024

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February is I Love To Read Month, an annual celebration of literacy in Manitoba.  At Friesens, we believe it’s important to foster a love of reading in children, especially these days when digital and social media monopolize the majority of their free time.  As we are Altona’s largest employer, and in the business of making […]

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February 07, 2024

You Asked…We Listened!

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You have told us through our surveys and feedback that you wanted more ways to showcase your school’s uniqueness and individuality, more design elements, more backgrounds, more fonts.  We get it!  Your school’s yearbook reflects all the awesome things that happened, all the achievements of your students and faculty, so you want it to scream […]

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February 02, 2024

The State of Book Printing & Publishing in 2024

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~ originally posted by FriesenPress When FriesenPress last spoke with Andrew Fennell, Friesens VP of Finance, it was late 2021 and “supply chain issues” were a topic of concern. For many industries (the book business included), the COVID years of 2020–2022 felt like a logistical ball of wires that was impossible to untangle. From paper […]

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February 01, 2024

Meet Your Cover Contest Judges

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As the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover…but you CAN judge THE cover!  The 2023-24 Friesens Cover Contest is back for another year, and we’re excited to introduce you to this year’s judges! First up, a woman who we’re sure needs no introduction but we’ll do it anyway…Katie Moreno! Katie […]

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January 23, 2024

Friesens 2024 Corporate Theme

Category: Books Blog

In 2020, Friesens introduced the idea of an annual theme that focuses on the social aspects of our business. Past themes have included mental wellness, stronger together, ownership, and community building. We believe that if we draw attention to a specific social aspect of our business every year, that over time we will improve in […]

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