Book Business would like to congratulate winners of the 2014 Gold Ink Book Awards. Each year, Printing Impressions magazine recognizes leading printers for outstanding craftsmanship in the printing industry. Following is a list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, who have excelled in the book printing categories, such as Book Covers, Fine Editions, Book Jackets, Cookbooks, and more.
Ingram will handle sales and distribution in the U.S. and Canada for all three publishers.
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 www.nookpress.com, 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.
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.
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.
The photo industry may not seem like a likely source of insight for book publishers, but its transformation in the 1990s has a few lessons worth noting, as Publerati founder Caleb Mason observes in his September blog post. In-store photo kiosks-the instant photo printing machines that now occupy nearly every department store and pharmacy in the U.S.-bear more than a passing resemblance to print on demand book machines, writes Mason, a former photo industry professional himself.
Explore distinct printing models and hear from publishers who have successfully integrated digital printing into their business.