The Book Biz Tries to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions

Shortages of truck drivers and trailers, congestion at ports, and escalating transportation costs have put more pressure on the supply chain than any time in recent memory. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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High Costs, Services Disruptions Plague Book Biz Supply Chain

Truck driver shortages, widespread port congestion, and skyrocketing container costs are among the biggest challenges facing the book industry supply chain for the rest of the year and into 2022, panelists on a July 6 BISG webinar looking at freight and shipping issues agreed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Books overboard! Supply chain headaches leave publishing all at sea

Containers full of books at the bottom of the ocean are just one problem for an industry facing a host of shortagesThe supply chain crisis over the last year has caused quite a splash for the book publishing industry – literally.In early January, a large shipping vessel coming from Taiwan was... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-02-07 07:00:04 UTC ]
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Book Publication Date Changes Due to Supply Chain Issues

'PW' is tracking book publication dates that are changing as a result of recent supply chain issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Green Book Supply Chain Alliance launches industry survey

The International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance has this week launched a global industry survey, to gather data about the publishing industry's environmental intiatives.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 20:48:23 UTC ]
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BIC, BISG and BookNet Canada form green book supply chain alliance

Book Industry Communication (BIC) has formed an international green book supply chain alliance with BookNet Canada and US body the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-29 14:41:05 UTC ]
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At Frankfurt: Supply Chain Meeting to Feature Nielsen Book’s New Metadata White Papers

At the Oct. 18 EDItEUR Supply Chain Seminar at the Frankfurt Book Fair will see a presentation on 'The Link Between Metadata and Sales' for the USA. The post At Frankfurt: Supply Chain Meeting to Feature Nielsen Book’s New Metadata White Papers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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U.S. Book Fairs Show the Pulse of the Book Biz

Book fairs in the U.S. evolve alongside the industry, and while some have declined in the digital age, others have thrived through embracing regionality and technology, writes ‘PW’ Midwest correspondent Claire Kirch. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How One Book Biz Insider Is Getting Books to Prisoners

W.W. Norton's Liveright imprint publicity director Peter Miller moonlights as a bookstore owner in Brooklyn—and he's working with Books Through Bars to get books into the hands of the imprisoned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Britney Spears: (oops) the supply chain did it again.

As you all undoubtedly know, Britney Spears landed a $15 million book deal with Simon & Schuster earlier this year. Her untitled memoir is apparently already finished(!) and her team was vying for a January 2023 release date… until the paper shortage reared its ugly head, baby, one more... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-01 16:05:23 UTC ]
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Alleged book thief Filippo Bernardini may avoid trial in the US

The Simon & Schuster employee is accused of masterminding a phishing scam to obtain manuscripts from top authors The man charged by the FBI with stealing hundreds of book manuscripts may not face trial, under an agreement between prosecutors and his lawyers.Filippo Bernardini, an Italian... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-07-14 11:21:45 UTC ]
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Children's Institute 2022: Supply Chain Issues Hit Sidelines, Too

Sales of jigsaw puzzles and games remain strong sellers, along with art supplies more than two years into Covid. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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People of Color in Publishing Addresses Book Biz Burnout

In a May 20 panel, four young publishing professionals discussed workloads for lower-level staffers in publishing, a growing dissatisfaction among a new generation of book business workers, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Biz Stocks Take a Hit

A tough year for the stock market got worse in April, leading the Publishers Weekly Stock Index, now down to only six companies, to drop 8.8%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Jason Epstein, Legendary Editor and Book Biz Innovator, Dies at 93

The longtime Random House editor, who combined a deep passion for books with a shrewd business mind and, as a result, made multiple major contributions to 20th Century literary and publishing history, died on February 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Small supply chain changes can green up the industry, key players say

Key high street retailers, printing companies and publishers are enacting changes in their supply chains to reduce their carbon footprint, delegates at the The Bookseller's FutureBook conference heard.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-22 08:54:37 UTC ]
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The Book Biz Learns to Embrace Our Diverse Reality

Publishers and editors discuss their efforts to broaden their lists to reach those in underrepresented communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter publisher reports record profits despite supply chain crisis

Titles such as Tom Kerridge’s latest cookbook prove popular for Bloomsbury during Covid pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBloomsbury, the Harry Potter publisher, has unveiled record sales and profits on the back of the popularity of titles including Tom... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-27 10:02:41 UTC ]
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Martin made BIC Green Supply Chain Committee chair

Elsevier's Rachel Martin has been appointed chair of Book Industry Communication's (BIC) recently created Green Supply Chain Committee, as it launches a new work plan to make the supply chain greener and more sustainable. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-11 09:51:00 UTC ]
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Looking for Answers to Supply Chain Challenges

The supply chain issues the industry is facing this holiday season and beyond were years in the making and while there are no quick fixes there are steps that can be taken, speakers at the webinar “Publishing Industry Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities,” said. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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