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RR Donnelley CEO Thomas Quinlan on the Future of Printing
March 16, 2015

Last week Book Business's sister publication Printing Impressions launched its PI Xchange Live video series, featuring live interviews with top printing executives. The inaugural interviewee was RR Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III. Quinlan sat down with Printing Impressions editorial director Mark Michelson to discuss RRD's organic growth strategy, how to best integrate diverse corporate cultures following an acquisition, and his outlook regarding the future and evolution of the printing industry.

Why Books Are Sharks: Neil Gaiman Salutes Douglas Adams
March 6, 2015

The Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture is held every year to raise funds for Adams' favorite causes, Save the Rhino and the Environmental Investigation Agency. Hopefully I don't have to tell you who Adams wasand what he wrote. But you may not know about one of his lesser works, and in my opinion, one of the best popular science books ever written, Last Chance to See. If you haven't yet read it, you'll learn much about endangered species and find your heart being broken even as you laugh out loud.

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback
March 4, 2015

CURIOUS strollers in early-16th-century Venice might have paused by the shop of the great printer Aldus Manutius only to be scared off by a stern warning posted over the door. "Whoever you are, Aldus asks you again and again what it is you want from him," it read. "State your business briefly, and then immediately go away." To state the current business at hand briefly, Aldus is the subject of a new exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death - and the birth of reading as we know it.

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better
February 27, 2015

Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What's more: further research suggests that this trend may save demonstrably successful learning habits from certain death. Take comfort in these 9 studies that show that print books have a promising future:

Q&A With Courier VP Michael Shea
December 23, 2014

The December Issue Book Business featured the re-launch of the Top 20 Book Manufacturers, a ranking that lists the largest book manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada by revenue. To accompany that ranking, we interviewed top printing executives to find out how the printing industry has changed and the issues they think publishers should be most mindful of in the future. Printing experts shared insights on digital printing, minimizing supply chain costs, and integrating publisher and printer systems. The Q&As we published in the December issue were just snapshots, but following you'll find the full-length interview with Michael Shea, VP of Courier Corporation.

Q&A with Edwards Brothers Malloy CEO John Edwards
December 22, 2014

The December Issue Book Business featured the re-launch of the Top 20 Book Manufacturers, a ranking that lists the largest book manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada by revenue. To accompany that ranking, we interviewed top printing executives to find out how the printing industry has changed and the issues they think publishers should be most mindful of in the future. Printing experts shared insights on digital printing, minimizing supply chain costs, and integrating publisher and printer systems. The Q&As we published in the December issue were just snapshots, but following you'll find the full-length interview with John Edwards, CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy.

Q&A with McNaughton & Gunn President Julie A. McFarland
December 16, 2014

The December Issue Book Business featured the re-launch of the Top 20 Book Manufacturers, a ranking that lists the largest book manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada by revenue. To accompany that ranking, we interviewed top printing executives to find out how the printing industry has changed and the issues they think publishers should be most mindful of in the future. Printing experts shared insights on digital printing, minimizing supply chain costs, and integrating publisher and printer systems. The Q&As we published in the December issue were just snapshots, but following you'll find the full-length interview with Julie A. McFarland, president of McNaughton & Gunn.