El-Hi and Trade Fuel Optimism Among Manufacturers
"I had one customer tell me that India has not had dramatic paper price increases," says Rob Krehbiel. "Suddenly it has become a very desirable region to produce books. It used to be China, Shenzhen, but for whatever reason, India has been holding the price on paper."
Offshore's Here to Stay
Offshore manufacturing is a reality in today's book market, and, to put it bluntly, book manufacturers either need to adapt or perish, according to many in the industry. Strategies to compete with offshore facilities run the gamut from establishing plants overseas to offering discounts on reprints.