Bob Harwood, partner, author, photographer; Pam Woodland, partner, book designer/production artist, photographer
Robert Harwood and Pamela Woodland established Harland Press in 2004 to publish a small volume Bob wrote called A Rake’s Progress. This book discussed the song "The Unfortunate Rake,” its origins, and early recorded music.
An experienced book designer, Pam designed and produced the book, and with the help of publishing on demand, printed it.
After several years of further research, Bob wrote a second book that took the previous one to new depths and understanding. This became I Went Down to St James Infirmary. First published in 2008, it expands on the initial subject of A Rake’s Progress but takes an in depth look at the early years of the music industry through the exploration of the origins of the title song.
Whereas the initial title was printed strictly for friends and family, this major revision reached out as far as our ability to promote and distribute it (via the web and locally) allowed. It evolved into a third edition, during the winter of 2015 when Bob worked on a last major revision and expansion based on new discoveries resulting from ongoing research.
Since our inception Harland Press has continued to publish books written by interested clients and others. These are books we enjoy and want to share with whomever may be interested.
With the advent of affordable 4-colour printing (primarily through Blurb’s on-line photobook service) Harland Press is able to add photography books to our titles. We have published two titles in the form of photo-notebooks and the quality of the product is very good.
We continue to source out other print resources to enable us to achieve our publishing goals with the best results for the best value. Blitzprint, based in Calgary, printed the short run of the Homescapes Quilt book.
Our most recent title, 2016, “Jan Johnson : Irony in steel : sculpture” was printed by Friesens’ in Manitoba. We and our client, Mary Alice Johnson, are delighted with the results.
Production and design
Pam began practicing typography in 1983, producing type for many of the small presses in Vancouver, BC.
Keeping up with the changing technology allowed her to explore a variety of print media and after years producing
advertising material, magazines, annual reports, etc., she has, since 2001, been exclusively designing and
producing books and their covers for a variety of presses. This is the stuff she loves to do.
Samples of cover and interior design work for other presses are posted on her bookwork site.
See Robert Harwood’s work on his flickr site at FLICKR | RWHARWOOD
See Pam Woodland’s work on her flickr site at FLICKR | PJWOODLAND
Photobooks printed through BLURB (online printing) can be found, and purchased on their website
If you have written a book you would like to see in print and designed and produced to a high standard, we would be happy to discuss how we may help you to do that.