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Quad Closes Book Printing Operations
March 31, 2020

The loss of printing capacity is one of the many concerns publishers are facing because of the new coronavirus outbreak—and the business was dealt an unhappy surprise last week when Quad unexpectedly closed its book printing facilities.

IPG, Bookazine Deemed Essential Businesses
March 23, 2020

With governors of both Illinois and New Jersey issuing shelter-in-place orders, IPG, located in Illinois, and Bookazine, based in the Garden State, said they remain open.

Lightning Source to Introduce 'Content Integrity' Guidelines
February 25, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Lightning Source has sent a notice to all publishers who use Ingram’s print-on-demand service informing them that, as of April 27, it will remove print content from its catalog that falls within certain prohibited areas. The goal, Ingram said, is to uphold the quality of its content and to guard against copyright infringement.

Tariffs On Most Books from China Now 7.5%
February 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Following the signing of a phase one trade deal between the U.S. and China, books that were subject to a 15% tariff had the duty lowered to 7.5% on February 14.

PRH Makes Progress in Green Initiatives
February 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Following the February 17 announcement by Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann that the conglomerate will be carbon neutral by 2030, PRH global CEO Markus Dohle sent a letter to employees outlining the publisher’s role in helping Bertelsmann achieve that target.

Worzalla Adds Printing Capacity
October 10, 2019

While many American printers are closing or merging, Stevens Point, Wis.–based Worzalla is in the middle of a $12.5 million capital improvement campaign that will bring additional capacity online by next spring.

Bound Books NOT Subjected to E.U. Tariffs
October 4, 2019

While some printed material will be subjected to tariffs, bound print books are not included, contrary to prior reporting based on a misreading of the U.S. Trade Representative update on which products will be covered on forthcoming tariffs.