12 Profitable Book-Production Tips for Publishers and Printers
Lightning Source offers 24-hour shipping turnaround and seamless distribution to the bookstore market through Ingram wholesalers. Ingram Publisher Services provides a distribution service as well for independent publishers that links to its manufacturing and wholesaling services.
Malloy (www.Malloy.com) is a family-owned and -managed independent book manufacturer located in Ann Arbor, Mich. Founded by Jim Malloy in 1960, it is now owned by the Upton family, with Herb Upton as chairman, and his sons Bill and Joe Upton as president and vice president of sales and marketing, respectively. Today, it is a $45 million company employing 325 people.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.