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Lightning Source to Introduce 'Content Integrity' Guidelines
February 26, 2020

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.

Tariffs on E.U. Goods to Include Books
October 3, 2019

We won the battle, but it looks as if we’re losing the war. Publishers who want to ensure a competitive marketplace for magazine, book, and catalog printing cheered in June when, against all odds, the U.S. Justice Department opposed the merger of mega-printers Quad/Graphics and LSC Communications. We were especially jubilant when Quad and LSC […]