Digital Printing

Press Release: Bookmasters, Baker & Taylor, Printondemand-worldwide Form Partnership
April 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 20, 2016 — Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of integrated book publishing services, and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products, have entered into an international partnership with Printondemand-worldwide (PODW) to offer print on demand and distribution services to their publishers. Unveiled at…

The Print-on-Demand Revolution Opens New Doors for Authors & Publishers
April 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

One of the most fascinating aspects of new technologies is how they open doors for new business models. And this is very true in the evolving world of book publishing. The book publishing model has many challenges, most notably how the established system of author advances, large superstore preorders, and returns limits what will be…

Technical Director Jean-François Lyet on How Hachette Livre Is Capitalizing on Digital Printing
April 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

In March, I attended the Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium to learn about digital book printing and its evolving role within the book industry. The event gathered a number of book manufacturers and publishers in order to discuss the latest innovations in digital printing technology and how those innovations are reshaping the business. According to printing…

Wiley Head of Procurement Calls for Greater Education on Digital Printing Costs
March 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

On March 15th I attended the Ricoh Publishing Executive’s Symposium to learn about digital book printing and its evolving role within the book industry . The event gathered the entire book supply chain, including book manufacturers and publishers, and shared some of the latest advancements in digital printing technology. The Symposium emphasized that these developments…

Penguin Random House VP of Paper Purchasing & Production Planning On the Future of the Book Supply Chain
March 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Last week I attended the Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium, which gathered book manufacturers, paper suppliers, and book publishers to discuss the future of digital printing. Several sessions at the event emphasized how advances in digital printing technology are reshaping the supply chain and driving greater revenue for both publishers and printers. Several book industry leaders…

Paris Bookstore Replaces its Stock of Books with an Espresso Book Machine
March 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Bookstores like Third Place Books and Harvard Book Store have long used POD equipment such as the Espresso Book Machine to supplement their stock of print books, and now one French bookstore is taking that idea to extremes. The AP reports, and Les Echos confirms, that publisher Presses Universitaires de France has opened a new…

3 Independent Book Publishing Trends to Watch in 2016
March 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

On February 25th Book Business hosted a webinar titled “Trends for 2016: The Future of Books in the New Year,” which asked experts from the Book Industry Study Group, the Book Manufacturers Institute, and the Independent Book Publishers Association to share their perspectives on the industry and the major trends that will drive its future…

Where Digital Book Printing Is Headed in 5 Years
March 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

I attended Ricoh’s Publishing Executive Symposium this week in Boulder, Colorado, to learn how digital book printing is affecting all levels of the industry. Publishers, book manufacturers, and paper suppliers were in attendance, representing the complete supply chain of the book industry. The big takeaway was that digital book printing is growing and will continue…

The Bookstore of the Future Is Here Today
March 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

I have finally come across the bookstore concept for the future and it’s not coming from Amazon or Barnes & Noble with their cross-channel pipe dreams. It’s Shakespeare and Co., which opened under new ownership in November 2015 and currently operates one store in the Upper East Side of New York, with more planned for…

What Is the Quality & Cost of Digital Book Printing Today?
March 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Editor’s Note: The below video is excerpted from the webinar “Trends for 2016: The Future of Books in the New Year.” Although digital printing continues to gain traction in book publishing, with over 80 billion pages printed digitally within the industry in 2014, book publishers still have their doubts as to whether digital printing can…