Margao(India)-based CinnamonTeal Publishing is witnessing a growing list of satisfied customers who have availed of their scanning, digitization and archival services that helps in digitizing valuable material and save them for posterity.
Leonard Fernandes, co-founder of CinnamonTeal said, “Many publishers have engaged our services to reproduce books that were earlier produced using negative films for printing. We have adapted these books for computer-to-plate printing. Many old books have thus experienced a new lease of life, while the publishers, on their part, have been able to monetize their back lists. Similarly, libraries have used this approach to develop copies of old and fragile books, which are then circulated among readers.” Many individuals, too, have digitized their old papers to preserve their contents.
The media which they have successfully digitized and archived include documents, books, photographs, photograph negatives, newspapers, microfilm, microfiche, maps, large-size prints, palm-leafs etc. Queenie Fernandes, co-founder, adds, “We help customers purchase their own equipment and design their own workplace, rent out our equipment for the required duration, or engage our services to get the digitization completed. This way they need not worry that a small budget will get in the way of their digitization plans. We also provide training in digitization.”
Some of the books restored so far include a volume of the Jesuit Miguel de Almeida’s Jardim de Pastores, which was printed in Goa in five volumes in 1658-9, an account of the life of Jivbadada Kerkar, a senapati (commander) in the Maratha army in the Peshwa era, and Arte da Lingoa Canarim (A Grammar of Konkani), published in 1640, besides many old newspapers, photographs and correspondence documents.
Those interested to know more and avail of their services can visit www.cinnamonteal.in.
About CinnamonTeal Publishing: CinnamonTeal Publishing is the publishing division of Dogears Print Media Pvt. Ltd., located in India, which started as an online bookstore for used books. That gradually morphed into a platform where independent and small publishers could list their books for sale and avail of an effective sales channel. Leonard Fernandes, Cofounder, CinnamonTeal Publishing is the winner of British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award 2010 in Publishing.