Self-publishing and online services, e-books, and digital demand printing are joined into a new and powerful sector that is transforming the industry. For industry professionals whose career satisfactions and livelihoods are bonded to the future of the book, this new sector offers a wild ride and a venturesome future.
Book Business will present a free webinar, "On-Demand Publishing: The Bottom Line," July 30 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar, moderated by InfoTrends Group Director Barb Pellow, will help book printers and publishers understand when and how to maximize the use of digital printing for front and backlists and for developing new, profitable products. Speakers include John Lacagnina, president and CEO, ColorCentric Corp.; and Steve Pratt, director of technology, Integrated Book Technology.
Ten years ago, digital, ondemand book printing officially burst upon the scene at Book-Expo America. With IBM’s roll-fed and Xerox’s sheet-fed equipment producing books on the show fl oor in Chicago, Ingram (then Lightning Print) and Bertelsmann (through OPM) invited the industry to get on board while the train was at the station. Since then, Lighting Print has transformed into Lightning Source, a subsidiary of Ingram Industries and the nation’s largest 24/7 book-at-a-time printer. Book and journal manufacturer Edwards Brothers, which had also been operating a one-off DocuTech service for some years before 1998, has expanded its reach and now has seven satellite digital
Charlottesville, Va. (February 15, 2008)–—INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, and Book Business magazine, the leading trade publication for book printing and publishing as well as producer of the Publishing Business Conference and Expo, today announced an impressive and wide-ranging line-up of speakers for the Digital Book Printing Forum, which will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2008, during the annual Publishing Business Conference and Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis Hilton in midtown Manhattan. According to INTERQUEST Director Toby Cobrin, “These speakers bring hands-on expertise and insight into all aspects of digital
INTERQUEST, a market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced an impressive line-up of speakers for the Digital Book Printing Forum, which will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2008, during the annual Publishing Business Conference & Expo (produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines) at the New York Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan. The Forum Keynote will be delivered by Thomas Willshire, vice president of sales and marketing for the New York office of Continuum International Publishing Group. Continuum, which incorporates digital strategies into its traditional publishing model, is a fast-growing academic, religious
Book publishers are keeping their fingers crossed that 2005 will be the year the industry shakes off the period of stagnation that has coincided with the U.S. economic downturn. The domestic market continued to remain essentially flat in 2004, but industry insiders are hopeful that the market will soon show growth. The shift toward more flexible production schedules, and resurgence in educational and reference titles will likely be the engines that drive any industry upswing. Another trend in 2005 will be publishers aiming to enhance profitability by leveraging the cost benefits of digital printing and international sourcing. Setting the Stage for Growth