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Coalition Opposes Imposition of Paper Tariffs
February 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

A long simmering trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada has the possibility of significantly raising the cost of uncoated groundwood paper which is used by book publishers as well as newspaper and directory publishers.

John Conley on How Amazon Same-Day Delivery SLAs Will Disrupt Book Printing
November 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

Borderland Advisors CEO John Conley, a 42-year book printing industry veteran with RR Donnelley and then Xerox, describes how Amazon's same-day delivery requirements will totally disrupt today's book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution markets. The supply chain requirement will create new profit models and opportunities for innovative publishers and printers, while displacing those companies that are…

What Does the Future Hold for Small-Batch Publishing?
November 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

One of the great backlashes in our era of conglomerates is the steady growth of small-batch businesses. These are very small businesses that cater mostly to customers willing to spend more for a seemingly better and more controlled product offering. There are many happy consumers who will buy a four-pack of local brew for $16,…

Self-Published ISBNs Hit 786,935 in 2016
October 20, 2017

An 11% increase in the number of print ISBNs issued to self-publishers last year, offset a decline in the number of digital ISBNs issued. In total, 2016 saw an 8% jump in the number of ISBNs issued to self-publishers, over 2015.

Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017
August 25, 2017

This is the 31st annual coverage on the print manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China. Here, eight major export printing companies share their observations on the industry, talk about their operations, showcase unique projects, and lay out plans for the short term.

Spotlight on Thomson-Shore
July 28, 2017

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Thomson-Shore is more than a high-quality book printer; today, it's a one-stop publishing problem solver for authors and publishers (Sponsored)

Press Release: Ricoh’s Highly Acclaimed 3rd Annual Publishing Executive Symposium Returns to Top Reviews
May 11, 2017 at 11:16 am

MALVERN, PA, May 3, 2017 – Ricoh today announced the resounding success of its 3rd annual Publishing Executive Symposium, a three-day, invitation-only event in Boulder, Colorado. Dozens of attendees including publishers, industry analyst experts, paper mills and technology services providers convened to discuss how changing inkjet technologies are reshaping the book publishing industry, and how…

More Than 140 Authors Urge Penguin Random House to Undo Break with Unions
December 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

Children’s authors David Almond, Michael Rosen and Meg Rosoff are among more than 140 writers, booksellers and librarians who have signed a letter calling on Penguin Random House to reinstate relations with two trade unions after talks broke down last week. The move came after the publisher of George Orwell, Jamie Oliver and bestsellers Fifty…

Press Release: BookBaby Expands Printing, Bindery Production to Meet Increased 2016 Holiday Demand
December 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — December 7, 2016 — BookBaby today completed installation of new book printing and bindery equipment in its Philadelphia-area printing plant. The company added a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 10000 press for color book work, alongside a new Xerox Nuvera single color press for black-only projects. The major printing plant expansion also included upgrades in…

Trashing Paper: Why We Should Consider Time Spent With Print
November 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

No, I’m not here to trash paper. I’m here to discuss different usages of paper and the ones that are more likely to become quick trash. The recent Digital Book Printing Conference hosted by Book Business was a very interesting event with plenty of great presentations, facts, and figures. In particular, Marco Boer of IT…