Top 8 Tweets from the Digital Book Printing Conference
November 20, 2014

If you happened across Book Business's Twitter feed yesterday, you may have noticed that our team was reporting live from the Digital Book Printing Conference in New York City. The first event of its kind, the conference -- or #digibook as it's known on Twitter -- brought together over 100 publishers, printers, and equipment suppliers for a full day of education and networking aimed at taking strategic advantage of digital printing. As Marco Boer, vice president of IT Strategies, summed up in his closing remarks, "There is a great deal of excitement, opportunity, and commitment to investing in digital printing across these industries."

Barnes & Noble Jumps into Print-on-Demand with Nook Press Print
November 12, 2014

In a move to pick up more self-publishing clients, Barnes & Noble has launchedNook Press Print, a new print-on-demand service for independent authors looking to take their manuscripts into the physical world. Users can pick from a variety of materials and formats, including hardcover and softcover books, in a number of different sizes. Authors can get their texts published in full color or black and white, and select different paper materials. Users can pick from a variety of materials and formats, including hardcover and softcover books, in a number of different sizes.

How Digital Printing Can Reduce Risk and Offer Access to New Markets
November 12, 2014

We spoke to Kirby Best, President and CEO of Performance Scrubs and former book printer, about the opportunities digital printing provides for publishers, and how on-demand printing can help publishers reach new markets. Kirby will present his insights on new publishing opportunities in "Confessions of a Former Book Manufacturer" at the Digital Book Printing Conference on Nov. 19.

Press Release: Introducing the NOOK Press® Print Service, A Professional-Quality Print-on-Demand Service for Authors
November 12, 2014

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of the NOOK Press print service, an easy-to-use, fast and affordable service that allows self-published authors and aspiring writers and storytellers to print their own customized professional-quality books. The new service, available at, is for everyone, from the established self-published author to the first-time book maker who wants to create an affordable, customized, high-quality print book delivered in about a week.