The number of independent bookshops gracing British high streets has fallen below 1,000 - a third fewer than nine years ago, amid cut-throat competition from supermarkets, Amazon and ebooks.
From Kodiak to Key West, Concord to Carlsbad, Grand Forks to Galveston, in 6,200 towns and cities across America, more than 25,000 World Book Night U.S. volunteers will go out and personally hand out a half million free books to new or light readers on one day: April 23, 2013.
An energized Publishing Business Conference and Expo, Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines’ annual event at the Times Square Marriott Marquis, March 19-21, was grounded in optimism and realism, and primed for a promising future in the digital age for book manufacturing and print-based book production.
Addressing the overflow audience at the Marriott's Astor Ballroom, our very own Joan of Arc at the ramparts, Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski—fully armed with the arguments of comon sense and history to support her—sounded a much-needed balancing and defiant keynote to prevailing “stiff upper lip” scenarios about the decline of the publishing industry. She reminded us, paraphrasing from both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Encyclopedia Britannica blog’s notice that it had discontinued its venerable print edition, that publishing is not dead, change is okay, and that the future is alive with new opportunities in our pursuit of continued success and excellence in the publishing business.
The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) recently presented Kodak with 19 awards honoring excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. Entries are submitted from around the globe and are judged by several panels of international printing experts. "Being selected from amongst hundreds of entrants from more than 15 countries is truly an honor and a testament to Kodak's outstanding quality and differentiating technology," said Vince Ferraro, Worldwide Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. "Whether it's direct mail, marketing collateral, TransPromo, publishing, packaging, or general commercial print, Kodak delivers solutions that address the needs
(Press Release) PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011—HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages in the 2010 calendar year, printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.
Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced fourth-quarter and full-year results for its fiscal year ended September 25, 2010.
Book manufacturer and specialty publisher Courier Corp. will close Book-mart Press Inc., a North Bergen, N.J.-based short-run manufacturing subsidiary, and consolidate its one-color printing operations into other Courier facilities. Book-mart Press, which was acquired by Courier in 1997, has 72 employees and approximately $7 million in annual sales.
Book-production management is, in many respects, an act of faith. For some, faith in the universality of Murphy’s Law—if something can go wrong, it will. Or, faith that virtue is its own reward—if you do everything right, things will always come out right. Old hands come to realize that “trust but verify” is probably the most prudent maxim to apply in managing workflow. Without systems in place and proven procedures, we’d have to reinvent the wheel every time. But without an occasional revisit to the last batch of XBIT transactions or Job Definition Format (JDF) specifications sent through, that error in the PMS color
It’s more important than ever to get books to the market fast. More days in production can mean fewer days on the market and fewer sales. For many publishers, especially those producing many titles simultaneously, good production scheduling tools are essential in keeping projects easily trackable, on schedule and problem-free. Here, Book Business takes a look at some of the industry’s leading software providers and the software on the market to help you with the complex task of production scheduling. AEC Software Product: FastTrack Schedule 9 Description: Colorful timelines and calendars are designed to illustrate project deadlines, status and goals. Production details are centralized, aiming to control your
NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2005--Courier Corporation (Nasdaq: CRRC), one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced results for the quarter ending December 25, 2004, the first quarter of its 2005 fiscal year. Continuing its pattern of higher sales to the education market, the company reported $51.3 million in revenues for the quarter, up 10% from last year's first-quarter sales of $46.8 million. Net income for the quarter was $4.1 million or $.50 per diluted share, an increase of 6% over prior-year results of $3.9 million or $.48 per diluted share. Both of the company's operating segments reported increased sales. Book