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Recently, Barb Pellow and I participated in a Canon-sponsored Book Business/Printing Impressions webinar on the topic of books and inkjet. As is typical of most webinars, listeners were encouraged to submit questions, and in this case we received a lot of them. This blog is comprised of those questions and my brief response to each. While not intended to be comprehensive, I believe these questions and answers are a reflection of what is on the minds of the publishing community in regard to inkjet and books today.
A panel of experts will discuss emerging technologies for book production and more.
The way print is used and produced is changing. Transformative technologies have arrived. Economies have shifted. Customers are demanding more added value. Discover the ten key trends that will shape the printing industry in 2014, and how you can harness them to thrive and succeed.
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As the book publishing industry continues to evolve with new technologies and tools, it's critical to filter core trends from the noise to establish the right path for your business. Canon Solutions America invites you to read what the experts at InfoTrends see as the top ten trends you should consider in this free downloadable white paper.
Clearly, e-books are here to stay so today's publishers need partners with technology and service offerings that will help content move seamlessly between traditional book printing, on-demand digital printing, and electronic distribution. It's time to rethink your strategy. Download the White Paper.
In this month's issue, Book Business digs into the DRM debate, as contributor Peter Beisser talks with major sci-fi imprint Tor/Forge, which has dropped the technology on its catalog. Elsewhere in the issue:
By now, it’s no surprise that tablets and mobile devices are revolutionizing the way we consume and interact with media. Although print is not expected to disappear anytime soon (63 percent of book publishers see no end in sight for producing printed books as part of their mix), book publishers are ramping up production of ebooks with a focus on improving the overall user experience to accommodate the transitioning consumer. While more than half of the book publishers we surveyed decide how to produce a book on a per-publication basis, 30 percent are consistently producing both an ebook and printed book for each new publication.
Book Partners, a division of The HF Group, has been featured in a recent Case Study titled “The Ever-Changing Book Landscape: The HF Group Leverages Xerox’s Value-Added Services to Start Book Partners Division.” InfoTrends worked with Book Partners closely over the past few months in order to produce the Case Study.
New high-speed inkjet systems have entered the production digital printing market and are creating new opportunities for digital color print. With high levels of productivity, compelling cost of operation, and quality levels that greatly improve what was previously available from inkjet systems, these new devices will account for about 40% of digital color pages globally by 2015. To gain a clear understanding of the impact these systems are having on the market, InfoTrends announces the completion of a new multi-client study entitled The High-speed Continuous-feed Color Inkjet Opportunity: Global Insights from Leading Customers. This research includes interviews for 52