[July 2, 2013, Carol Stream, IL] Publishers’ Graphics announced today that it has acquired Corley Printing, a 4th generation family owned book manufacturing company located in Earth City, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. Corley Printing offers web, offset and digital book printing primarily to the education, commercial, and religious markets.
Billed as the "world's largest missions bookstore and a bookstore of apostolic proportions," a temporary store will be an integral part of Urbana 12—the tri-annual gathering of students sponsored by InterVarsity Press (IVP) that is expected to draw 18,000 registered participants and 262 missions agencies.
The 23rd Urbana Student Missions Conference, to be held Dec. 27-31 at the America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, is designed to equip and send out the next generation of missionaries and church leaders.
November is Jewish Book Month. Perhaps you have noticed or attended a Jewish Book Festival in your city or town; there are many across the country every November, from San Diego to St. Louis to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Many of these events are coordinated by the Jewish Book Council, which annually auditions authors for the JBC Network at an event held in New York just before Book Expo. Those selected win coveted spots as readers at various national festivals.
Meanwhile, all year long, another organization is regularly seeking out Jewish authors and Jewish books, and sending them all across the country: a successful and growing non-profit called PJ Library.
In an Amazon era when many readers browse bookstores at leisure, then log into Amazon to place their order, bricks and mortar booksellers rarely catch a break.
A “slow, but steady decline” is how Rhonda Herman, executive vice president at reference publisher McFarland & Co. Inc., characterizes the market for reference books. “We are cautious about sales and will feel lucky if sales remain flat.” The reality of an economic downturn is starting to sink in—McFarland’s volume is flat, Herman says, “but actual income is down 2 percent. The reason for this is that we are experiencing higher than normal overstock returns, which is not surprising in this market.” Both direct and indirect costs are hitting the bottom line at the Jefferson, N.C.-based publisher. Higher fuel costs are forcing up the
Since first opening its doors for business back in 1997, Pinnacle Press’ clients have repeatedly asked the printer whether a scuff-free laminate was available to use on the covers, dust jackets and seasonal catalogs the company printed for them. “Since the moment the company started, we’ve had that question,” said Pinnacle Press President Tom Rohlfing. Like many other printers, Pinnacle’s customers were weary of using dark colors on covers, due to the ease of scuffing. So Pinnacle -- like many other printers -- faced a high-number of returns because of damage if they did not spend the extra money for protective plastic wrapping to preserve their