At one time, many book publishers printed their own books. Then they discovered that the cost of maintaining a printing enterprise was less cost-effective than buying book printing and binding from commercial printers. Over the decades, they dabbled in (photo) typesetting and desktop publishing, and enlisted legions of part-time workers. At some moment in time, most books in production in New York City are on the subway, as industry freelancers carry manuscripts and artwork back and forth.
Xerox and On Demand Books LLC have partnered to globally market and sell the Xerox 4112 Copier/Printer together with the Espresso Book Machine. The combined technologies will form a fully integrated solution that prints, binds and trims books with full-color covers on demand in retail locations and libraries.
Effective cash management is critical to the health of any business, but the recession and associated credit crunch have made paying close attention to managing cash more important than ever.
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo announced today that Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will be the featured guest at PBC's Keynote Event: a Q&A with Steve Forbes
"The Future of the Book: How to Stay in the Game," a webinar presented by Book Business and sponsored by HP, will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. EST. Moderated by Barb Pellow, group director, InfoTrends, the webinar will discuss the changes sweeping the book publishing industry, and what publishers and printers need to do to participate in this dynamic and evolving media world.
In the past 10 years, the time required to produce a hardcover book has shrunk from six to eight weeks to as little as seven days. While major efficiency improvements have occurred in the world of offset printing, most of this astonishing contraction in time and cost has occurred thanks to digital printing technology.
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), Topeka, Kan., recently received the Gold Ink Awards’ “People’s Choice Award” for its 2009 Membership Directory
On Demand Machinery's (ODM) recently debuted partnership with Océ and TAP Custom yields new opportunities for the publishing, printing and photo lab industries.
Singapore-based printing firm Dominie Press recently picked up two Yellow Pencil Awards for outstanding achievement at the U.K.-based 2009 D&AD Awards, which recognize outstanding work in design and advertising.
Book Business magazine announces that special guest Jane Friedman, CEO, OpenRoad Integrated Media LLC and former CEO, HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide