Even though the physical book market is more unpredictable than ever, “print is here to stay,” declares Stuart Applebaum, spokesman for Penguin Random House.
Multinational publishers know that regional book editions increase their options for selling titles, especially in the education segment.
A number of new developments and new technologies suggest that custom textbook publishing is on the cusp of a boom not seen since the early 1990s.
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."
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.
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.
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.