Publishing Executive

Editor’s Note: Deadline Extended on Call for Speakers for 2009 Publishing Business Conference and Expo
August 15, 2008

The deadline for speaker submissions for the 2009 Publishing Business Conference and Expo has been extended until Friday, August 22. The 2009 Publishing Business Conference, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, is March 23-25 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. We are looking for qualified speakers to share their expertise on a wide range of business management, technology, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, production, and other issues related to magazine and book publishing. All submissions must be sent to Matt Steinmetz, conference program editor, at MSteinmetz@NAPCO.com by Friday, August 22. As the vast majority of our speakers each year are magazine and

Editor’s Note: Call for Speakers—2009 Publishing Business Conference and Expo; 2008 “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For” Study Deadline Today
July 25, 2008

The Publishing Business Conference and Expo team is currently accepting speaker submissions for the 2009 conference program. The 2009 Publishing Business Conference, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, is March 23-25 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. We are looking for qualified speakers to share their expertise on a wide range of business management, technology, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, production, and other issues related to magazine and book publishing. All submissions must be sent to Matt Steinmetz, conference program editor, at MSteinmetz@NAPCO.com by Friday, August 15. As the vast majority of our speakers each year are magazine and book publishing

Editor’s Note: Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted, “Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For” Study Launched
June 20, 2008

Nominations for the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Each year, exceptional professionals from the production industry are inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly PrintMedia Hall of Fame). The inductees represent the best of the best, and are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the publishing industry. Last year’s inductees included Michael Weinstein, vice president, EDP and manufacturing, Oxford University Press; Louis Milani, senior director, publishing operations and business affairs, Consumers Union; and Marie Myers, senior vice president of manufacturing, CMP Technology. Nominations for the 2008 Hall of Fame are due July 1. Inductees will be

Preparing for the Industry’s Future
April 16, 2008

The 2008 Publishing Business Conference & Expo—held March 10-12 in New York City— was the setting for a meeting of many of publishing’s top minds. With more than 1,000 book and magazine publishing industry executives in attendance, the Publishing Business Conference & Expo featured two-and-a-half days of intensive conference sessions addressing the biggest issues facing publishers today. Held concurrently, the expo hosted more than 100 exhibitors showcasing publishing technologies and services. The show, which this year featured its new Publishing Business brand, is produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines and follows in the footsteps of the BookTech Conference & Expo. “The evolution

Editor’s Note: Digital Book Printing Forum Speakers Announced
February 15, 2008

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

‘Green’ Publishers to Be Recognized: Call for Nominations Announced
January 10, 2008

SustainPrint.com—the Web site for environmental sustainability in printing and publishing, co-produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines––has announced a call for nominations for its second-annual SustainPrint.com Awards. The awards recognize four publishers each year for their achievements in environmental sustainability. The “Newcomer of the Year” awards are given to one book and one magazine publishing company that have recently implemented significant environmental sustainability policies. The “Longtime Leader” awards recognize one book and one magazine publishing company that have a history of environmentally conscious publishing practices. “We established the SustainPrint.com Awards because we believe that publishers who have taken steps to improve their environmental

18 Tips for Environmentally Conscious Publishing
December 1, 2007

1. Make “green” publishing company policy. That may sound daunting, but it can be done. Tyson Miller, director of the nonprofit Green Press Initiative (GPI), which helps publishers make informed environmental choices, suggests publishers make a commitment that demonstrates to printers, suppliers and mills that the market is shifting, and they will need to invest in developing new papers to meet the growing need. “Publisher commitments have been instrumental in the development of 24 new environmental sheets in North America within the last four years. The policy or commitment also serves to reinforce environmental responsibility as a priority in addition to creating cohesion within

Publishing Business Conference and Expo Announces Conference Chairs
November 16, 2007

The Publishing Business Conference and Expo—the annual event produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines for thousands of book and magazine publishing executives—has announced its two Conference Chairs for 2008: John Morse, president and publisher of Merriam Webster Inc.; and Bill Amstutz, a top publishing consultant with a strong background in magazine publishing strategy, audience development and manufacturing. The 2008 Publishing Business Conference and Expo is scheduled for March 10-12 at New York’s Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Morse and Amstutz, who have both attended and spoken at the event for the last several years, offer a wealth of industry experience, insights and

The 20 Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For
October 1, 2007

1. Random House Inc. 2. Business 21 Publishing LLC 3. Rodale Inc. 4. Meredith Corp. 5. State University of New York Press 6. Consumers Union 7. Oxford University Press USA 8. BowTie Inc./BowTie Press 9. Pearson/Pearson Education 10. Columbia University Press 11. Lerner Publishing Group 12. Prestwick House Inc. 13. The University of Chicago Press 14. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 15. The Jewish Publication Society 16. Reed Business Information 17. Scholastic

2007 Gold Ink Awards
September 1, 2007

The 20th year of the Gold Ink Awards—the industry’s most prestigious print competition—featured some of the storied awards’ most impressive and highest-quality submissions to date. A talented team of judges poured through more than 1,400 entries in this milestone year, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter honors in 46 categories spanning a wide variety of printed products. Printers and publishers submitted their finest pieces, and more than a dozen judges rolled up their sleeves to scrutinize and examine the entries’ each and every detail over four days in May at the Philadelphia headquarters of North American Publishing Co.—parent company of Book Business and Publishing