Printing & Manufacturing

Data Collection Begins for Top 20 Magazine Printers Ranking
August 31, 2016 at 8:00 am

The Fall Issue of Publishing Executive will once again feature the Top 20 Magazine Printers, which ranks U.S. and Canadian printers by revenue earned in the magazine sector. Publishing Executive relies on self-reported data and we are calling on printers to submit their information in order to be considered for the annual ranking. The Top…

What Xerox Acquisition of R.R. Donnelley Could Mean for Magazines
July 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Well, this is big news and could have a big impact on the publishing industry. I expect several mergers and/or additional buyouts after this pending Xerox-R.R. Donnelley deal goes through. As I see it, when the dust settles, it will be seen as an opportunity for the printing community to take down some more iron…

B2Me: Increasing Your Magazine’s Value with Customization
June 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Get ready for the rise of mass-customized “B2Me” magazines. Once a pipe dream, the concept of magazines that are tailored to each reader is now a reality. Consider, for example, ZEB magazine of Belgium, which has a print run of 150,000 copies that are so customized and personalized that no two copies are alike. Or…

Lessons Can Be Learned from the ‘Old Days’ of Print Publishing on How to Handle Change
May 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

During a conversation with an old friend about how newspaper and magazine publishers are handling their efforts to grow digital publishing, and their failure to make much progress, the conversation turned to how sales staffs are organized these days. Many publishers are moving to category organized staffs, while some who have previously gone in this…

Press Release: RR Donnelley Announces Chief Executive Officers and Board Leadership of Future Independent Companies
March 25, 2016 at 12:02 pm

CHICAGO, March 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company(Nasdaq:RRD) announced today the appointments of the Board leadership and Chief Executive Officers of LSC Communications, Inc., Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. and R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company to be effective as of the consummation of the previously announced spinoff transactions which the Company expects to complete in October 2016. LSC Communications -…

Paper Supplier Verso Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Eliminate $2.4B in Debt
January 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Verso Corporation, a leading North American supplier of coated papers used in the magazine industry, today announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. This filing will allow Verso to continue operations while its debt is restructured. The press release states that the filing will have “virtually no impact…

The Most Popular Publishing Executive Stories from November
December 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Here are the most read Publishing Executive stories from November: The Publishing Executive Top 20 Magazine Printers 2015 - The annual list of top magazine printers ranks U.S. and Canadian printers based on revenue earned in the magazine industry. Publishing Executive hopes that this resource will be a valuable tool for magazine publishers looking to…

10 Tough Questions To Ask About Your Print Magazine
November 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Sure, your publishing company has had its hands full with digital media the past few years. As soon as you got a handle on monetizing your website, along came smartphones and ad blockers to trash your business plans. Meanwhile, your print magazine has kept chugging along, probably not as profitable as it used to be…

10 Questions To Ask Your Magazine Printer
November 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm

I hate when the financial or purchasing people decide to get involved in selecting a magazine’s printer without first bothering to understand what a printer does. “It’s simple: Just figure out which printer has the lowest price,” they’ll state blithely. Never mind that the typical magazine printing contract has scores, if not hundreds, of prices.…