Distribution: HBG Adds Asterix
December 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Hachette Book Group will begin distributing the Asterix comic series in the U.S., effective January 1.

Distribution: PRH, Kodansha Renew
December 12, 2014

Penguin Random House Publisher Services announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with manga publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing, which began in 2010.

Asia Pulp and Paper Tries to Recast Its Image
December 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Tjiwi Kimia in East Java is the site of a major paper mill and converting facility that is used for books, packaging, and many other paper products.

Q&A with Worzalla President & CEO Jim Fetherston
December 8, 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 executivesto 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 Jim Fetherston, president and CEO of Worzalla

Distribution: Norton Signs Tin House
December 5, 2014

Portland Ore.-based independent publisher Tin House Books has inked a distribution agreement with W. W. Norton & Company, effective July 1, 2015.

Distribution: Trafalgar Square, Penguin UK Agree
December 4, 2014

Trafalgar Square Publishing, U.S. distributor of U.K. publishers, and a division of Independent Publishers Group, has signed a distribution agreement with Penguin Books and the Random House Group.

Book Manufacturers & the Staying Power of Print
December 1, 2014

Book publishers are not alone in their attempts to adapt and thrive in a new digital era. Since the introduction of the ebook, printers have faced a radically different industry, one in which print demand has slowed and publishers seek the efficiencies of digital production and distribution. Printers have been forced, much like publishers, to reassess their value in the industry, be more nimble, and find new ways to cut costs and improve efficiencies.

Book Business Top 20 Book Manufacturers 2014
December 1, 2014

Ranking of largest book manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada is based on each company's revenue earned within the book sector. This data was compiled by our sister publication Printing Impressions. Some notable organizations, such as RR Donnelley, choose not to disclose financial information on a per-sector basis. 

Industry Leaders Convene to Discuss the Promise of Digital Printing
November 25, 2014

Last week Book Business and sister publication Printing Impressions held the Digital Book Printing Conference at New York City's Marriott Marquis. The first conference of its kind, the conference (AKA, DigiBook) brought together more than 150 book publishers, book manufacturers, and printing suppliers for a day of networking and education around digital printing. The event provided a platform for attendees to connect with different players in the book publishing supply chain and learn about the opportunities digital printing presents for the industry.