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This year's Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet, produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, was held Monday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., during the Print 09 show. For the first time in the awards' 22-year history, all of the Gold Ink Gold Award winners were displayed at the banquet, and each guest was given the opportunity to cast one vote as to which Gold Award winner should receive the "People's Choice Award" for outstanding printing.

If distribution means getting books into the hands of sellers, circulators or readers, then a true profile of the distribution business would cast a wide net, beginning at the binding line and continuing through to the ‘long tail’ of online portals, used bookstores and curbside pushcarts. However, if distribution, from the publisher’s view, means getting books to generate sales revenue, we can overlook all of the aftermarket, recirculation and reselling channels and focus solely on reaching stores, libraries, online and catalog warehouses and—increasingly, thanks to the Internet—direct marketing from the publisher to the consumer. In the article “Deconstructing Distribution,” in Book Business’

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