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Publishers & Printers Team Up to Streamline Digital Printing
November 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm

As publishers increase their investment in digital printing, the need to more deeply collaborate with printing partners becomes imperative. Digital printing enables publishers to print shorter book runs and more accurately meet consumer demand. But that also means more frequent transactions with book manufacturers and a need for better order management. On top of that,…

How Wiley, Oxford University Press & Publerati Use Digital Printing to Increase Profits
October 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Publishers are beginning to realize the benefits of digital printing technology. Digital printing makes shorter print runs more affordable, lending publishers the flexibility to react to market trends and test new ideas. This is opening up a wealth of opportunities for book publishers that were never possible before. Publishers can test new authors, formats, and…

Editor's Note: Industry Disruption Has a Silver Lining
October 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Over the past few years we’ve reported extensively on two major trends that have reshaped the book publishing landscape: direct-to-consumer marketing and digital book printing. While these topics could not be more different—one is a strategy for audience development and a catalyst for book sales while the other is a method of book production and…

Tapping the Digital Book Printing Opportunity
October 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

The world of digital content is changing so rapidly with the rise of mobile, video, AR, VR, big data, little data, that many publishers may forget that print content is evolving too. New technologies in the book printing industry are creating opportunities for publishers to streamline their operations, distribute their books faster, and develop new…

The Book Business Top 20 Book Manufacturers 2016
October 13, 2016 at 8:00 am

It may have seemed odd when Book Business revived the Top 20 Book Manufacturers ranking in 2014, a time when ebook sales were booming and discussions of print’s death were rampant. But print books are still here and with help of new printing and fulfillment technology, publishers are finding ways to print books more economically…

Change Management Is Key to Digital Book Printing Success
October 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Change is a constant in the business world, yet many book publishing leaders fail to plan for it. Although change can come unexpectedly, in the form of new technology or nascent media formats, these disruptions can be managed, and often they hold new opportunities for book publishers. That is the case with the rise of…

Transforming the Textbook Publishing Industry with Digital Print
September 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Just a few years ago, there was panic among the education book publishing segment, especially with book printers. Tablets and e-readers were all the rage. Large school districts were distributing iPads and other tablets to students en masse. A 2012 Pearson Foundation survey found that 63 percent of college students and 69 percent of high…

What We Learned at The 2015 Digital Book Printing Conference
September 26, 2016 at 11:23 am

On November 17, 2016, Book Business will host the third annual Digital Book Printing Conference in New York City with its sister publication Printing Impressions. The event gathers publishers, book manufacturers, and equipment suppliers to discuss the latest innovations in digital book printing and how the technology is driving greater efficiency and revenue for the…

How Wiley Implements Digital Printing Tech to Be More Nimble & Cost Effective
September 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

Digital printing is a major opportunity for book publishers, enabling greater efficiencies and creating new revenue streams, said Kurt Scherwatzky, director of strategic sourcing and procurement at John Wiley & Sons. Scherwatzky spoke on a recent Book Business webinar and explained how the education and journal…

Webinar: Inkjet Printing Hits the Mainstream
September 1, 2016 at 8:00 am

The overriding message from drupa 2016 was that inkjet is now ready for prime time across a range of applications and is positioned to displace key conventional printing processes. This webinar will provide an overview of the factors that are driving the expansion of the inkjet market now and in the future. You will hear from service providers that are driving application volume predicated on improvements in substrates, inks, and customer acceptance. They will share the benefits of investment in both continuous feed and cut sheet inkjet solutions.

Book Business Announces the 3rd Annual Digital Book Printing Conference
August 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

Digital printing technology has huge potential to transform the book publishing supply chain, enabling those in the book industry to lower costs, optimally allocate resources, and be more responsive to market demands. Of course, there are still plenty of challenges that come with adopting a new technology and changing long-established business practices. That’s why Book…

Print-on-Demand, Climate Change, and the Future of Publishing
August 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

As the founder of a hybrid press, I'm concerned with the publishing industry's role in deforestation and climate change. So I was pleased when Brazil sent a strong environmental message during the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony. That its heavy-handed global warming themes were seen as controversial by most U.S. media outlets shows that climate change…

Data Collection Begins for 2016 Top Book Manufacturers Ranking
July 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

The Fall Issue of Book Business will once again feature the Top 20 Book Manufacturers ranking. Book Business relies on self-reported data and we are calling on printers to submit their information in order to be considered for the annual ranking. The Top Book Manufacturers ranking features the leading commercial printers doing business in the…

Press Release: Second Annual Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium Receives “Five Star” Reviews from Industry Experts
July 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

MALVERN, Pa. — July 12, 2016— Ricoh today announced resounding success of its second annual Publishing Executive Symposium, a three-day event that recently took place at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Boulder, Colo. Executives from the world's leading publishers convened to discuss and debate the new ecosystem of digital book printing and how digital…

Press Release: HP Inc. Reveals Flexible On-Demand Book Production Suite
June 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — June 2, 2016 — Today at drupa 2016, HP Inc. introduced HP OneBook, a multi-faceted suite of end-to-end workflow solutions for industrial book printing, bolstering its leadership in efficient book production, from one book to thousands. HP also announced Webcom Inc., a Toronto-based book manufacturer serving the printing needs of global and…

The Death of Out-of-Print Titles Is Near, Thanks to Print-on-Demand
May 27, 2016 at 7:00 am

You’ve been hearing it a lot lately: Print-on-demand is changing publishing. Advances in technologies have brought reduced turnaround times, lower costs, higher quality, and less risk. As a result, businesses focused on print-on-demand are emerging, including independent, on-demand-focused publishers that serve both traditional book models and a changing vanity publishing marketplace. One group that’s often…