High Costs, Services Disruptions Plague Book Biz Supply Chain
July 7, 2021

Truck driver shortages, widespread port congestion, and skyrocketing container costs are among the biggest challenges facing the book industry supply chain for the rest of the year and into 2022, panelists on a July 6 BISG webinar looking at freight and shipping issues agreed.

Worzalla Adds More Printing Capacity
May 4, 2021

The Wisconsin-based book printer is spending another $10 million to build more printing capacity as domestic manufacturers see a boom in business.

Mixed Bag for HBG on the Environment in 2020
April 19, 2021

The pandemic resulted in a steep drop in electricity use and business travel last year, but "significantly" higher demand for print books led to a 2% increase in Hachette Book Group's carbon footprint in 2020.

Industry Groups Unite in Environmental Initiative
September 29, 2020

In the first major industry-wide environmental initiative in several years, the Book Industry Study Group, along with BookNet Canada and the U.K.-based Book Industry Communications, have formed the International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance.

Printers Confirm: Capacity for Trade Titles Tight
August 28, 2020

During a Book Manufacturers Institute’s webinar on August 26, representatives from across the book manufacturing spectrum confirmed something that has been widely discussed in publishing circles for many weeks: printing capacity for trade books is tight.

Ingram Upgrades Printing, Shipping Networks
July 6, 2020

Citing industry shifts as well as disruptions in the publishing supply chain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ingram Content Group said it is investing millions of dollars in an upgrade to its global printing and distribution network.

CJK Group Buys Quad's Kentucky Facility
July 2, 2020

The CJK Group has acquired the assets of Quad/Graphics’ Versailles, Ky., book manufacturing facility. Under the agreement, CJK bought the equipment and assumes the customer contracts at the facility.

BMI Confab Looks at Printing During the Pandemic
May 14, 2020

Analysts at the Book Manufacturers Institute’s Spring Management Conference were optimistic about the recovery of the printing sector and the overall economy despite the severe impact of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.