From multimillion-dollar acquisitions to multimillion-dollar best-sellers, powerful women stand at every pivotal, decision-making point in the book publishing process. Book Business’ first annual “50 Top Women in Book Publishing” feature recognizes and honors some of these industry leaders who affect and transform how publishing companies do business, and what—and how—consumers read.
With so much bad news in publishing these days, it is especially important to celebrate the industry's good news. Please join Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines at a special awards dinner on Monday evening, March 23, as they recognize the significant achievements of our publishing colleagues:
University of California Press, Melcher Media, Boho Magazine and Ogden Publications are being recognized for outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability. The four publishing organizations have been selected as the winners of the third-annual SustainPrint Awards, produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines.
The 3rd Annual SustainPrint Awards, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, will recognize two book and two magazine publishing companies for their achievements in environmental sustainability. Nominations for this year's awards are currently being accepted (visit www.SustainPrint.com for a nomination form); the deadline is Dec. 31. A 'green' celebration of the award winners will take place Monday evening, March 23, 2009, at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, N.Y., during the 2009 Publishing Business Conference & Expo.
Nominations for the Publishing Innovator of the Year Awards, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, are now being accepted at www.PubExec.com/vote. The Publishing Innovator of the Year Awards celebrate and honor leadership and innovation in the rapidly evolving magazine and book publishing industries. The awards are given to two deserving publishing companies each year.
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo has announced three co-chairs for the 2009 conference: Andrew Brenneman, managing director, Finitiv; David Hetherington, adjunct professor, Pace University’s Graduate School of Book and Magazine Publishing; and John Sateja, executive vice president of Consumer Reports.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” —Thomas Jefferson It’s not difficult to get a bit down about publishing lately. Manufacturing and distribution costs have skyrocketed (squeezing already tight profit margins), staffs must do more with less, there is less and less shelf space at bookstores to sell your books, digital publishing brings opportunity, but also risk as we venture into new territory, and today’s economy doesn’t help. But this issue of Book Business shows a silver lining. It points out stellar achievements
Imagine being able to tell your grandkids that you worked on the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” album, or on “Star Wars”—playing an important role in the creation of a cultural phenomenon that anyone would be proud to claim as the capstone of their career. Francine Colaneri, the book industry’s 2008 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame inductee, is just that lucky. As vice president of manufacturing and supply chain at global children’s education and media company Scholastic Inc. (New York), she was instrumental in coordinating the manufacture and distribution of all seven books in the “Harry Potter” series published in the United States. “We
Now in its 21st year, the Gold Ink Awards call attention to the print industry’s finest projects. 2008 was no exception, as North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO; parent company of both the Gold Ink Awards and Book Business) received more than 1,400 entries for this year’s competition. As always, a talented team of judges hailing from diverse backgrounds across the industry poured through the submissions, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter honors in 46 categories. In all, 488 entries were selected for awards. Nearly two-dozen judges sorted and sifted through the finest print pieces, submitted by publishers and printers alike, over the course of
Francine Colaneri, this year’s inductee in book publishing, joins the following inductees in magazine publishing into the 2008 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame. Bob Wiemers, operations director, Boy Scouts of America Rich Zweiback, executive director of manufacturing, Lebhar-Friedman Inc. They will be recognized for their significant achievements at the Gold Ink Awards/Hall of Fame Banquet at McCormick Place in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 27, during Graph Expo.