Book Business Announces the 3rd Annual Digital Book Printing Conference
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 Business and its sister publication Printing Impressions launched The Digital Book Printing Conference, now in its third year -- to educate the entire supply chain on the best methods for implementing digital printing technology to develop new revenue. The 2016 Digital Book Printing Conference will be held in New York City at the Affinia Manhattan on November 17th from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.
This year the conference will expand the programming for book publishers, exploring the opportunities, and more importantly, addressing the challenges publishers must overcome to reap the rewards of digital printing technology and on-demand logistics. Attendees can expect to hear from printing and procurement experts, industry analysts, and book publishers that are optimizing their book production and distribution with digital printing and workflow technology.
Also new for 2016, the Digital Book Printing Conference will be a free, invite-only event. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following inquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.
9:00AM - 9:05AM Welcome
9:05AM - 9:45AM State of the Book Printing Market
In this session Digital Book Printing Conference emcee and VP of I.T. Strategies Marco Boer will share the latest stats on digital book printing’s growing market share and discuss how digital book printing will expand in the future.
9:45AM - 10:45AM Sponsor Case Studies
10:45AM - 11:00AM Morning Break
11:00AM - 11:30AM How Digital Printing Is Altering the Economics of Publishing
Digital printing is not just an effective way to print short book runs. It’s a disruptive technology that is changing the economics of the publishing business. To reap the rewards of digital printing, it’s crucial for book publishers to consider the lifecycle cost of a book instead of the traditional per-unit cost and scrutinize capital locked up in warehousing and wasted on returns. This session will explore the workflow, organizational, and cultural shifts publishers need to make in order to pursue more flexible and profitable fulfillment models.
11:30AM - 12:00PM Keynote: Making Change in the Publishing Industry
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch and Sponsor Spotlight
1:00PM - 2:30PM Book Publisher Track
1:00PM - 1:45PM Book Publisher Track: Tapping New Revenue Streams & Cutting Costs With Digital Book Printing
Digital printing technology offers publishers the flexibility to publish shorter runs affordably. This opens up a wealth of opportunities for publishers that were never possible before. Publishers can test new authors, formats, and subject matter without the high overhead and risk associated with offset printing. They can bring out-of-print titles back to print and optimize their backlist. They can reduce printing and shipping books that will never be sold. This session will explore how leading book publishing companies are utilizing digital printing technology to create new revenue streams and drive greater efficiency.
1:45PM - 2:30PM Book Publisher Track: How Publishers & Printers Are Collaborating to Develop Nimble Printing Programs
The secret to a modern book printing and fulfillment program is collaboration. The fluid exchange of data between publishers and printers is critical to developing nimble and speedy book fulfillment and avoiding costly errors. This session will dive into the new ways that printers and publishers are working together to share data and improve and integrate workflows to achieve low-inventory models. Speakers will detail the infrastructure and technology changes they implemented to make their digital printing programs sing.
2:30PM - 3:30PM Sponsor Case Studies
3:30PM - 4:30PM Networking & Cocktails