On December 6, 2013, the Board of Directors for both the Book Manufacturers' Institute (BMI), and Hardcover Binders International/Library Binding Institute (HBI/LBI) approved a "Memorandum Of Understanding", the final agreement confirming the merger of the two associations. Effective January 1, 2014, HBI/LBI will be merged into BMI. HBI/LBI will continue to exist as the Library Binding Council within BMI.
Webcrafters, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Koch to the position of Vice President of Sales. “Brad has done an excellent job as our National Sales Director for the past year, leading our efforts in developing sales strategy,” stated Jac Garner, President and CEO of Webcrafters.
Publishers want faster turnaround--and printers know it. By Rose Blessing Today's book manufacturers are under the gun. Yes, publishers have always wanted faster turnaround for less money. What's new is that today's publishers not only want it; they demand it--and expect to get it. And printers feel they have to provide it. As Bertelsmann's Wayne Taylor, president and CEO of Berryville Graphics, phrased it, "We are not in the book manufacturing business. We are in the publishing business. We have to be a partner with our publishing clients and give them what they want when they want it -- even if it means working