Digital Printing

Editor's Note: Industry Disruption Has a Silver Lining
October 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Over the past few years we’ve reported extensively on two major trends that have reshaped the book publishing landscape: direct-to-consumer marketing and digital book printing. While these topics could not be more different—one is a strategy for audience development and a catalyst for book sales while the other is a method of book production and…

Tapping the Digital Book Printing Opportunity
October 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

The world of digital content is changing so rapidly with the rise of mobile, video, AR, VR, big data, little data, that many publishers may forget that print content is evolving too. New technologies in the book printing industry are creating opportunities for publishers to streamline their operations, distribute their books faster, and develop new…

The Book Business Top 20 Book Manufacturers 2016
October 13, 2016 at 8:00 am

It may have seemed odd when Book Business revived the Top 20 Book Manufacturers ranking in 2014, a time when ebook sales were booming and discussions of print’s death were rampant. But print books are still here and with help of new printing and fulfillment technology, publishers are finding ways to print books more economically…

Change Management Is Key to Digital Book Printing Success
October 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Change is a constant in the business world, yet many book publishing leaders fail to plan for it. Although change can come unexpectedly, in the form of new technology or nascent media formats, these disruptions can be managed, and often they hold new opportunities for book publishers. That is the case with the rise of…

Transforming the Textbook Publishing Industry with Digital Print
September 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Just a few years ago, there was panic among the education book publishing segment, especially with book printers. Tablets and e-readers were all the rage. Large school districts were distributing iPads and other tablets to students en masse. A 2012 Pearson Foundation survey found that 63 percent of college students and 69 percent of high…

What We Learned at The 2015 Digital Book Printing Conference
September 26, 2016 at 11:23 am

On November 17, 2016, Book Business will host the third annual Digital Book Printing Conference in New York City with its sister publication Printing Impressions. The event gathers publishers, book manufacturers, and equipment suppliers to discuss the latest innovations in digital book printing and how the technology is driving greater efficiency and revenue for the…

How Wiley Implements Digital Printing Tech to Be More Nimble & Cost Effective
September 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

Digital printing is a major opportunity for book publishers, enabling greater efficiencies and creating new revenue streams, said Kurt Scherwatzky, director of strategic sourcing and procurement at John Wiley & Sons. Scherwatzky spoke on a recent Book Business webinar and explained how the education and journal publisher…

Webinar: Inkjet Printing Hits the Mainstream
September 1, 2016 at 8:00 am

The overriding message from drupa 2016 was that inkjet is now ready for prime time across a range of applications and is positioned to displace key conventional printing processes. This webinar will provide an overview of the factors that are driving the expansion of the inkjet market now and in the future. You will hear from service providers that are driving application volume predicated on improvements in substrates, inks, and customer acceptance. They will share the benefits of investment in both continuous feed and cut sheet inkjet solutions.

Book Business Announces the 3rd Annual Digital Book Printing Conference
August 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

Digital printing technology has huge potential to transform the book publishing supply chain, enabling those in the book industry to lower costs, optimally allocate resources, and be more responsive to market demands. Of course, there are still plenty of challenges that come with adopting a new technology and changing long-established business practices. That’s why Book…