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Ellen Harvey is the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive.

Matt Steinmetz is the publisher and brand director of Publishing Executive.

We are excited to announce that our sister publication, Printing Impressions has announced the winners of this year's Gold Ink Awards. Awards are broken down into five topics, Commercial Printing, Books, Magazines, Catalogs, Digital Printing, and Packaging, with nearly 50 award categories. A variety of content creators participate in the competition, from designers to printers to advertising agencies, competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ink Awards.

Speak to just about any book manufacturer these days about his or her business, and you’re likely to hear a laundry list of concerns: an economy teetering on the edge of a recession, paper’s rising costs and tighter supply, the need to respond to publishers’ and environmental groups’ “green” demands, and mounting pressure to improve turn times and to upgrade technology, among others. And yet, for an industry so seemingly wrought with challenges, a look at Book Business’ annual list of North America’s Top 30 Book Manufacturers (on pages 16-17) appears to tell a different story. Just seven of the 30 printers who appear

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