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Nimble & Efficient: How LSC Communications Is Modernizing the Book Industry Supply Chain
August 9, 2017 at 8:34 am

To keep pace in an age of accelerated commerce, book publishers need to embrace new technology that can help them adopt a more efficient supply chain and make data-driven decisions about their business. To meet publishers' needs, LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has transitioned from a manufacturer that prints and binds books to providing a number of publisher services.

Publishers & Printers Team Up to Streamline Digital Printing
November 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm

As publishers increase their investment in digital printing, the need to more deeply collaborate with printing partners becomes imperative. Digital printing enables publishers to print shorter book runs and more accurately meet consumer demand. But that also means more frequent transactions with book manufacturers and a need for better order management. On top of that,…

How to Make Your Authors & Books Stand Out With ISNI
October 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

In 2004, I struck out on my own as a consultant. I set up a website and email account that used my name in both. I set up a Google News alert so that I would get notifications when my company was mentioned on the web. And I started getting mail -- email and physical…

Change Management Is Key to Digital Book Printing Success
October 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Change is a constant in the business world, yet many book publishing leaders fail to plan for it. Although change can come unexpectedly, in the form of new technology or nascent media formats, these disruptions can be managed, and often they hold new opportunities for book publishers. That is the case with the rise of…

How to Implement Innovation -- Whatever Your Company's Size
October 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm

We’ve all heard about companies getting super excited about their sexy new innovation units only to shut them down a year later to focus on the ‘core’. I believe that the best way to grow a sustainable long-term business is to instill innovative ways of working and that this approach should be core. But are…