Archive for the ‘Materials’ Category

Creative Ideas for Keeping Book Making Costs Down

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Our material partners are sending signals and unfortunately setting the table for price increases in 2011. The paper mills have traditionally reduced capacity to keep paper prices high and have indicated potential increases in 2011. Cotton pricing world-wide is exploding (risen by 84% since July) and cotton products will be more expensive in 2011. The [...]

Rally to Restore Book Industry Sanity

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Thank God the elections are over and let’s pray that our leaders play well in the sandbox for the next couple years. In the meantime we will continue to make the best books we can. I recently attended a conference in which the pundits were describing the near-term reality of an e-book world. I’m sorry, [...]

Print Making a Comeback?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Is it just me or are you hearing people talk about print in a new way? I had to laugh to myself over the weekend when I was at a dinner party and overheard two “super hip” Marketing Managers talk about print as if it were the new “killer app”! “Print is coming back in [...]