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    During a Book Manufacturers Institute’s webinar on August 26, representatives from across the book manufacturing spectrum confirmed something that has been widely discussed in publishing circles for many weeks: printing capacity for trade books is tight.

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    Buyers considering a purchase of the printing giant's assets now have until August 26 to file a bid, and the auction has been moved to September 3.

  • Ingram Upgrades Printing, Shipping Networks

    Citing industry shifts as well as disruptions in the publishing supply chain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ingram Content Group said it is investing millions of dollars in an upgrade to its global printing and distribution network.

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  • BMI Confab Looks at Printing During the Pandemic

    Analysts at the Book Manufacturers Institute’s Spring Management Conference were optimistic about the recovery of the printing sector and the overall economy despite the severe impact of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

  • LSC Files Chapter 11

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  • Quad Closes Book Printing Operations

    The loss of printing capacity is one of the many concerns publishers are facing because of the new coronavirus outbreak—and the business was dealt an unhappy surprise last week when Quad unexpectedly closed its book printing facilities.

  • IPG, Bookazine Deemed Essential Businesses

    With governors of both Illinois and New Jersey issuing shelter-in-place orders, IPG, located in Illinois, and Bookazine, based in the Garden State, said they remain open.

  • Lightning Source to Introduce 'Content Integrity' Guidelines

    Lightning Source has sent a notice to all publishers who use Ingram’s print-on-demand service informing them that, as of April 27, it will remove print content from its catalog that falls within certain prohibited areas. The goal, Ingram said, is to uphold the quality of its content and to guard against copyright infringement.

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