Saddleback Publishing, the leader in high-interest, low-reading ability, curriculum solutions and quality fiction, is proud to become the first educational publisher to partner with On Demand Books to provide instant access to their extensive catalog of young adult literature, workbooks and guides dedicated to helping struggling and at-risk learners in grades 5-12
Portland, OR and New York, NY,—On Friday, May 4, Powell’s Books, Inc. launched the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) at its legendary City of Books flagship store location at 1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR. The EBM brings a revolutionary book-publishing technology to one of the most respected independent booksellers in the world.
Book Partners, a division of The HF Group, has been featured in a recent Case Study titled “The Ever-Changing Book Landscape: The HF Group Leverages Xerox’s Value-Added Services to Start Book Partners Division.” InfoTrends worked with Book Partners closely over the past few months in order to produce the Case Study.
INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced its 2012 London Digital Book Printing Forum. The third annual event, which will focus on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing, will be held Wednesday, June 20 at the Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, in London. www.inter-quest.com/focused-forums/2012London
AMACOM is pleased to have signed an agreement with Ingram’s Lighting Source which will allow over 200 of our print-on-demand titles, which are only available from Lightning, to also be delivered on the Espresso Book Machine platform.
An energized Publishing Business Conference and Expo, Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines’ annual event at the Times Square Marriott Marquis, March 19-21, was grounded in optimism and realism, and primed for a promising future in the digital age for book manufacturing and print-based book production.
Addressing the overflow audience at the Marriott's Astor Ballroom, our very own Joan of Arc at the ramparts, Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski—fully armed with the arguments of comon sense and history to support her—sounded a much-needed balancing and defiant keynote to prevailing “stiff upper lip” scenarios about the decline of the publishing industry. She reminded us, paraphrasing from both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Encyclopedia Britannica blog’s notice that it had discontinued its venerable print edition, that publishing is not dead, change is okay, and that the future is alive with new opportunities in our pursuit of continued success and excellence in the publishing business.
The Society for the Preservation for Hebrew Books / HebrewBooks.org, in conjunction with their integration partner Shaftek Enterprises LLC, and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), a Xerox solution, have entered into an agreement to make their archive of over 50,000 Hebrew language books (seforim) available from EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” (DPR) sales channel. This agreement will enable readers to gain access to print editions of a vast library of Torah study materials that were previously available only in digital form.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today unveiled its newly installed Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), a Xerox Solution—a cutting-edge technology that offers patrons instant access to more than eight million titles printed in any language, and allows Brooklyn authors to self-publish their work on-site. The machine is up and running in the Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza, making BPL one of the first public libraries of its size to install the machine permanently.
While the glitter and flash of ebooks, e-readers and tablets get all the mainstream media attention—and pundits predict the end of printed books—traditional printed volumes still represent enormous opportunity for print providers. According to Caslon & Company, monochrome books will account for up to 85 billion pages through 2016 and color books are expected to make up some 15 billion pages in the same period. Little wonder that savvy print providers are adding capabilities, technology and workflows to carve out a presence in this burgeoning market.