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John Conley on How Amazon Same-Day Delivery SLAs Will Disrupt Book Printing

Borderland Advisors CEO John Conley, a 42-year book printing industry veteran with RR Donnelley and then Xerox, describes how Amazon's same-day delivery requirements will totally disrupt today's book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution markets. The supply chain requirement will create new profit models and opportunities for innovative publishers and printers, while displacing those companies that are…

Press Release: Jon Fine Joins Open Road Integrated Media as SVP and Publisher

New York, NY (October 27, 2017): Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) announced today that Jon Fine, a legal and business strategist for digital media startups and traditional publishers, will join OR/M as Senior Vice President and Publisher effective Monday October 30. Previously Fine spent nine years at Amazon as General Counsel, Vice President Business Development…

See if you qualify: Exec Summit for Content Marketing & D2C Technologies

As book publishers build relationships with their readers through D2C sales and marketing, they must embrace new tech that supports nimble content development, data management, and conversion tools. We've launched an executive summit dedicated to helping marketers sort through these technologies. It's called FUSE Enterprise: The Convergence of Technology & Branded Content and it's happening Nov. 27-28 in Philadelphia. Click to learn more.

Nimble & Efficient: How LSC Communications Is Modernizing the Book Industry Supply Chain

To keep pace in an age of accelerated commerce, book publishers need to embrace new technology that can help them adopt a more efficient supply chain and make data-driven decisions about their business. To meet publishers' needs, LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has transitioned from a manufacturer that prints and binds books to providing a number of publisher services.

Press Release: Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced that its newsletter business has reached the 1,000,000-subscriber mark. Lead by Early Bird Books, for fans of discount deals, The Lineup for fans of true-crime and horror fans and The Portalist for fans of science fiction and fantasy,…

Press Release: Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media

Hunt Valley, MD—Announced today, Sheridan has acquired PubFactory, the industry-lauded online publishing platform for journals, books, and reference works, from O’Reilly Media. PubFactory will continue to be based out of Boston, MA, and will blend seamlessly into the Sheridan stable of publisher technology products and services. The PubFactory team has been developing and delivering scholarly…

Press Release: Ricoh’s Highly Acclaimed 3rd Annual Publishing Executive Symposium Returns to Top Reviews

MALVERN, PA, May 3, 2017 – Ricoh today announced the resounding success of its 3rd annual Publishing Executive Symposium, a three-day, invitation-only event in Boulder, Colorado. Dozens of attendees including publishers, industry analyst experts, paper mills and technology services providers convened to discuss how changing inkjet technologies are reshaping the book publishing industry, and how…

Press Release: First Quarter Results Rise at Open Road Integrated Media

New York, NY (April 25, 2017) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2017. Revenue rose 40% while gross profit increased 50%, and operating EBITDA improved 44%. The numbers reflect changes in comparison to the same period in 2016, and were reported by…

Press Release: W3C and IDPF Officially Combine

1 February, 2017 — The vision to align Publishing and Web technologies and create a new roadmap for the future of publishing became official today with the announcement that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have combined organizations. W3C is the global standards organization that develops foundational Web…

The New Barnes & Noble Nooks Come with Free Malware

Barnes & Noble began outsourcing its Nook e-readers a few years ago after a partnership with Samsung and their latest $50 Nook 7 android tablet, announced last month, shows us how that has worked out for them. Their latest e-reader includes ADUPS, a firmware that sends user data back to the manufacturer or an interested…

Reidy Hails Profitable Year at S&S and 'Stable' Publishing Marketplace

Despite what she described as a “tumultuous year in both the U.S. and around the world” in her year-end letter to S&S employees, S&S CEO and president Carolyn Reidy hailed 2016 as “a period of relative stability in the publishing marketplace.” In her letter, Reidy cited a year of bookselling success for S&S, led by…

Libraries Are Dying – But It’s Not About the Books

Public libraries have had another bad year. They are like churches and local railways. People like having them around, and are angry if they close. But as for using them, well, there is so little time these days. The latest Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy figures on library closures are dire. In the…

Press Release: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Appoints Daniel Allen to Board of Directors

BOSTON — December 22, 2016 — Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that Daniel Allen, the president and a partner of Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., has been appointed to HMH's board of directors, bringing the board’s membership to nine directors. “We are pleased to welcome Dan to HMH’s board,” said Larry Fish,…

A Dull Holiday Season?

The hoped for post-election and holiday season sales bounce does not seem to be materializing. Unit sales of print books were down almost 6% between Thanksgiving week and the week ended December 18, 2016 compared to the similar period in 2015 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. Perhaps the most worrisome for booksellers and…