Diablo magazine has received two MAGGIE Awards for magazine excellence from the Western Publishing Association. The winning awards were for Best Series of Articles for Diablo magazine's April issue "The Setup" and "On The Record," and for Best Overall Design/Consumer for Diablo’s November Food Issue.
The custom publishing industry continues to thrive. A new study shows that custom publishing spending grew again in 2004 to an all-time high of $953,748 per company, representing an 18-percent increase over last year, as well as the most significant jump in five years. The study also showed that more than 54 percent of custom publishing is being outsourced either to a custom publisher, an ad agency, a design firm or a PR firm. The study was conducted by Publications Management in conjunction with the Custom Publishing Council (CPC), the leading professional association for custom publishers in North America, representing 70 of the
Printers don't just put ink on paper anymore. From design consulting and pre-press before the print job, to mailing and fulfillment after a publication is built, printers are evolving into one stop shops. It's the strategy of choice for leading printers facing evolving technology, expanding customer requirements, and the raw economics of a tough market. But are publishers well-served by this trend? It was inevitable, perhaps, that printers would add services beyond applying ink to paper. Technological advances continue to render certain craft skills obsolete, or less important. At the same time, many publishers want to streamline operations by focusing on core business processes.