The Dana Girls were the other series written by “Carolyn Keene” (the pseudonym used for the Nancy Drew books).
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The success of a book can be attributed to many things. It can be related to plot and characters. Illustrations can have a significant impact. Not always recognized is the importance of page design and typography. The shapes of the letters, the spacing, the size of the margins. Edward Stratemeyer’s role as an amateur printer […]
This post is written on Harriet Stratemeyer Adams’ 124th birthday (eldest daughter of author Edward Stratemeyer). Edward Stratemeyer founded the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1905. Although he had the idea earlier and wrote about the idea, the first book assignments produced through the Syndicate process were ordered in 1905 and published in 1906. He ran the […]
When series books were published, it was expected that thousands of copies would be printed and sold. The lead-based type metal (actually lead, tin and antimony) was too soft and heavy for a page’s worth of type. The electrotype printing plate was one of two main methods used to make plates for books (and other […]