New York's BISG explores 'new normal' of printing and paper problems

New York's BISG explores 'new normal' of printing and paper problems

Bookended by an opening session on 2018’s holiday season paper/production capacity crunch, and a bravura closing keynote from Kobo c.e.o. Michael Tamblyn on how publishers lose money by leaving it on the digital table, the Book Industry Study Group annual meeting in New York (26th April) was a big tent event, true to its mission to bring all sectors together under the supply-chain rubric. A sold-out crowd of 200 attested to the group’s now-steady health, but though membership is up 20% since 2017, BISG has its own problem to solve: it has gained smaller companies, but lost larger ones, some...

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