Article Category - "Production"


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Margie Dana, October 2012
Why You Should Shop Around for New Printers »

  Why You Should Shop Around for New Printers October 2012 by Margie Dana   I had an interesting conversation with a print rep recently. We focused on how difficult it is to get print customers to look around and give new printing companies the time of day. Many print customers are content with a …

Linda Carlson, May 2012
Who Does Best with the Espresso Book Machine »

Two years ago, publishers of all sizes were enthusiastic about the potential of the Espresso Book Machine then being introduced. Today it’s the booksellers who are excited about the potential of this print-on-demand equipment—and the booksellers who are seeing profits. (For the view from March 2010, see “Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look …

Linda Nix, July 2011
Apps: An Overview for the Undecided »

PUBLISHED JULY 2011 by Linda Nix, Founder, Golden Orb Creative — Books as apps are receiving a lot of attention. But before you decide to produce an app, let alone several apps, you’ll need to understand two things: the differences between books produced as apps and books produced as digital files for apps the key …

Roy M. Carlisle, May 2011
Today’s Publishing Paradigm: It’s Not Either/Or Anymore »

PUBLISHED MAY 2011 by Roy M. Carlisle, Acquisitions Director, Independent Institute — As I was walking from the parking lot into the nondescript building in San Jose, I wondered what it would be like to talk with Richard Tam, the founder of iUniverse.com. He was certainly friendly enough on the phone when he called to …

Joel Friedlander, November 2010
Designing for Print-on-Demand Production »

Designing for Print-on-Demand Production by Joel Friedlander As the technology we use to manufacture books changes, designers responsible for creating those books adapt. Sometimes slowly. Sometimes reluctantly. But we adapt, because the new technology will eventually supplant the old technology. Today most books are still printed by offset lithography, and any print run over about …

Linda Carlson, March 2010
Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look at the Espresso Book Machine in Action »

Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look at the Espresso Book Machine in Action by Linda Carlson What is the Espresso Book Machine, and why should publishers care about it? After interviewing retailers who are installing this point-of-purchase kiosk from On Demand Books that can print and bind books within minutes, I am convinced …

Linda Carlson, June 2008
Really and Truly Print-on-Demand: Pros & Cons »

      Really and Truly Print on Demand: The Pros and the Cons by Linda Carlson How important is print on demand to your business? Not very, some of you say, but a recent survey by the Copyright Clearance Center shows that many small publishers expect print-on-demand publications, or POD, to be increasingly significant …

Jonathan Kirsch, May 1999
Out-of-Print Clauses in the Print-on-Demand Era »

Jonathan Kirsch, a publishing attorney based in Los Angeles, is general counsel of the Independent Book Publishers Association and a recipient of its Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in publishing. Editor’s Note: Beginning with this issue of the “PMA Newsletter,” Jonathan Kirsch, general counsel of PMA and a specialist in publishing law, will discuss recent …

Carolyn Moran, May 1996
The Tree-Free Alternative »

PUBLISHED MAY 1996 by Carolyn Moran, Editor & Publisher, Talking Leaves I have been the editor and publisher of an ecology magazine called Talking Leaves for seven years. As an ecology magazine, we are concerned about the dwindling forest ecosystems worldwide, a substantial portion of which are felled for the pulp and paper industry. When …

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