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Introducing Moleskine Print on Demand Photo Books and Photo Albums


Moleskine introduces Print on Demand with the launch of www.moleskinephotobooks.com that enables anyone to create and print their own Photo Book or Photo Album with classic Moleskine features including Moleskine cover, rounded corners, elastic closure, and expandable pocket.

www.moleskinephotobooks.com is a collaboration between Moleskine and award-winning international photography book publisher PQ Blackwell, the creators of MILK Photo Books. Moleskine + MILK introduces a new technological and qualitative standard to the print on demand book world through
its innovative and user-friendly website and delivers an unprecedented quality photo book product using the highest quality ivory-colored acid-free FSC certified paper and lie-flat stitched binding. The innovative book editor tool is designed to help not only individuals to create photo books for their family pictures and personal moments, but also professional creatives, designers, photographers, freelancers, and studios who wish to make elegant presentations, portfolios, etc. 

The Moleskine range of Print on Demand Photo Books and  Albums will be available in three formats – Photo Books, Photo Books plus (a premium photo book range) and Photo Albums – in four sizes and multiple page extents from 20 to 200 pages. Other features include:

 Collaboration – a unique invite function enables up to 10 people in different locations to upload content and contribute simultaneously to the creation of a book online.
 Sharing – share work in progress and digital versions on Facebook, Twitter, and email.
 Digital Versions – downloadable PDF for viewing on computer, tablet, and smart phone.
 Video Content – unlimited video content for online digital versions.
 Editorial Framework – intelligent text prompts and a built-in quote library inspire ideas, provide easy-to-follow editorial structures, and simplify storytelling.
 Design Templates – an elegant range of templates, fonts, and color options.

The new digital service is a further step in the Moleskine journey for bridging analog to digital and vice versa. “Moleskine sees analog and digital as a continuum,” says Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine. “We design apps for digital sketching and note taking, and paper notebooks enabled for digital cloud synching, as in the Smart Notebook designed with Evernote. With this new partnership with fine publisher PQ Blackwell we come full circle, taking digital content back to paper.”

CEO and Publisher of PQ Blackwell, Geoff Blackwell commented, “My colleagues and I are delighted and honored to be collaborating with Moleskine. We have watched with admiration and respect as they have achieved so much success over the past decade and as we have traveled along our own path, their beautiful notebooks have been our constant companions – keepers of our scribbles, inspiration, plans, and dreams. Moleskine Photo Books and Albums introduce a new quality dimension to this fast growing market.”

www.moleskinephotobooks.com launches in October 2012, click here for more information and a special pre-launch offer.

About Moleskine
The heir of the little black notebooks used by avant garde artists and writers of the last two centuries, Moleskine is now a global company dedicated to the design of open platforms for creativity; notebooks, diaries, bags, pencils, pens, reading accessories; tools for fostering imagination, blank space for recording and organizing ideas, and for carrying our analog cloud of objects with us in our ordinary and extraordinary journeys. With headquarters in Milan and offices in New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, Moleskine is synonymous with culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity – in both the real world and the digital world.

About PQ Blackwell
M.I.L.K. (Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship) was created by PQ Blackwell to find unique and geographically diverse images that portrayed and celebrated humanity and its relationships. Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship has always been at the heart of PQ Blackwell, and it is this spirit that now forms the basis of MILK Photo Books to make it possible for anyone to create their own beautiful photo books and albums.

PQ Blackwell is an acclaimed creator and publisher of internationally award-winning illustrated books. Distinguished by their editorial excellence, design and production quality, PQ Blackwell’s books have featured on bestsellers lists around the world, and have won numerous awards including the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil, Graphis, Communication Arts and PDN awards, the Deutsch Photo Book Prize and the Supreme Award for New Zealand Book Design.

PQ Blackwell collaborates with some of the world’s leading photographers and individuals. The company’s authors include international luminaries Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and eminent photographers Albert Watson, Andrew Zuckerman, Tim Flach and Platon. Its projects include the New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela featuring a foreword by Barack Obama that has been published in 31 languages.

For more information contact:

Europe – Silvia Trenta, E silvia.trenta@moleskine.com, T +39 0200680530
Americas – Sadé Hooks, E sade.hooks@moleskine.com, T +1 646.461.3022
Asia, Australia & NZ – Consuelo Romeo, E consuelo.romeo@moleskine.com, T +852 39752408

PQ Blackwell:
World – Tamara Hewitt, E tamara.hewitt@pqblackwell.com, T +64 9 300 9955