12 Profitable Book-Production Tips for Publishers and Printers
Acme Bookbinding (www.AcmeBook.com) is a family-owned business based in Charlestown, Mass. Started in 1958 as a library bindery, the company traces its roots back 186 years through acquisition of a number of older bookbinding companies, including the Harcourt Bindery, a custom shop specializing in leather binding and box making. Acme provides full-service hardcover- and paperback-edition binding as well as library binding. Through its Digital Printing Division, Acme produces facsimile reproductions of out-of-print books as well as digitally prints and binds short-run books. Paul Parisi, Acme’s president, estimates that Acme binds upwards of 300,000 unique titles a year.
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.