12 Profitable Book-Production Tips for Publishers and Printers
The Uptons emphasize the concept of partnership. With this comes mutual trust and confidence, and efficiencies in time and expense. “Most of the time on a job is spent during the process of printer selection and getting to press,” the Uptons point out. The more handling back and forth, the more time expended. “The least amount of time is spent from plate to shipment, because there is the least amount of customer and printer human intervention.”
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.