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How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon - including CreateSpace

How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon - including CreateSpace | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

Most independently published authors fall into one of two camps: Those selling books on their own website using an ecommerce tool; and those selling only through Amazon.

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Quote "Print on demand is perfect for most indie authors because it’s hard to judge how well your book will sell, and ordering copies before they’re sold can be a massive expense. With CreateSpace, those obstacles disappear. However the current limitations are that there’s no hardcover option and I’ve found the binding and spines of the books printed through them are weak. You also have to use one of only a few options for the size of the book."

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ReSnap Retools its Print-On-Demand Photo Book Platform for Big Data

ReSnap Retools its Print-On-Demand Photo Book Platform for Big Data | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

ReSnap, a platform for creating photo books from your social media channels in about a minute, has today launched a fully retooled version of its service that it says will ultimately allow users to turn any big data source into a print-on-demand book.

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“Any source of big data can be used as input for our system; our algorithms are always able to analyze all of this data and transform it into a print-on-demand product within one minute,”

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Augmented Reality in Newspapers - Technology and Uses

Augmented Reality in Newspapers - Technology and Uses | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

More and more newspapers are adding augmented reality to enhance their product. They want to attract new audiences - especially young people - to increase their waning number of readers. Some papers use AR occasionally while others use it in every issue.

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I sure agree with Alicia : "If AR technology is improved, however - which it almost certainly will be - all of its present applications could be very exciting. I hope the improvements come in time to help newspapers. I enjoy reading certain papers even when they have no AR features and would be very unhappy if they disappeared"

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Technology: Smart Packaging Turns Science Fiction into Fact

Technology: Smart Packaging Turns Science Fiction into Fact | Print (the future) | Scoop.it
Smart and active packages deliver entertainment, information and an improved product experience.
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New printing opportunities...

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Global demand for electronic smart packaging to exceed $1.45 billion in 2024

Global demand for electronic smart packaging to exceed $1.45 billion in 2024 | Print (the future) | Scoop.it
Global demand for electronic smart packaging to exceed $1.45 billion in 2024
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The key enabling technology - printed electronics - often used with other conventional electronics - can make new packaging and product features feasible.
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Ingram grows Colour Print-on-Demand (POD) Options for Publishers

Ingram grows Colour Print-on-Demand (POD) Options for Publishers | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it has expanded its colour inkjet book manufacturing capabilities to its United Kingdom facility.

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"Our new colour offer is poised to be a real game changer for publishers as the cost to print full-colour POD books is approaching the price of black and white manufacturing."

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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?

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The students’ reading comprehension, the researchers found, was higher when they read conventional books.

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Goldman Sachs and Koch to acquire Flint Group from CVC

Goldman Sachs and Koch to acquire Flint Group from CVC | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

The Luxembourg-based Flint Group is a leading global supplier of inks and other print consumables such as flexographic printing plates, blankets, image transfer products and chemicals

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I note : Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development will support the strategy developed by the Flint Group’s management team as it pursues a targeted business mix evolution towards the more attractive and higher growth printed packaging market while maintaining Flint Group’s strong position in the resilient print media business.

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Leaner and More Efficient, British Printers Push Forward in Digital Age

Leaner and More Efficient, British Printers Push Forward in Digital Age | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

The efforts of traditional print media executives to grope their way into the digital future have been well chronicled. But what about the executives even more tightly bound to the presses — the people who run big printing companies?

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Quote from Mr. Kingston @WyndehamGroup : “Now you have to be lean, mean and clean to succeed in this business.”

Of interest: This year’s Ipex, an international printing industry convention held at the ExCeL center in March, required only 30 percent of the exhibition space it needed in 2010, according to PrintWeek, an industry publication.

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Highlighting Flexible Packaging

Highlighting Flexible Packaging | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

According to Euromonitor stand-up pouches are and will be up to 2017, one of the fastest growing packaging formats. In favour of the pouch is its lighter weight, compared with other packaging formats such as glass jars and food and beverage cans.

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Opportunity for the printing industry !

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Scanning is coming of age - 11 ways it can improve your marketing

Scanning is coming of age - 11 ways it can improve your marketing.
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All the more opportunities to renew and increase use of print through interactivity...

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The Sound of Taste - Feel Flavour

'Feel Flavour - A Sonic Poster' Herb & Spice brand Schwartz is all about flavour. But how do you dramatise flavour when flavour is invisible and silent? Simple:…
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"Get the interactivity back in print so that it works hand in hand with the digital world"

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Highlighting Flexible Packaging (2)

Highlighting Flexible Packaging (2) | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

We continue our story about the recent developments in flexible packaging, highlighted by the 58th Annual FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards recently presented by the Flexible Packaging Association.

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Jacques Glénat, P-DG des Editions Glénat : « 2014 s'annonce comme un excellent cru »

Jacques Glénat, P-DG des Editions Glénat : « 2014 s'annonce comme un excellent cru » | Print (the future) | Scoop.it
Deuxième éditeur français de BD et manga, Jacques Glénat est l’un des patrons qui comptent le plus à Grenoble. Interview sans langue de bois.
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"2014 s'annonce comme un excellent cru. Nous allons sortir de nouveaux albums de "Joe Bar Team" et de "Kid Paddle". Nous sommes premiers sur les mangas, avec 40% du marché français.

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Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics

Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics Start-ups in these fields show above-average momentum, while companies working on emissive displays such as OLED are fading, Lux Research says.

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Papering over e-books

Papering over e-books | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

ONE might easily think that print publishing is a fussy business: all of that preparation to put ink on paper seems rather last century—or last half millennium. Electronic books have been hailed as the future and the perfection of the codex format, because of their ease of production, distribution, and infinite perfect replication. Yet this Babbage has found that not to be the case, even though he has worked with e-books for decades across many formats. 

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Savour Babbage's last words : "The production of a book has changed drastically in all the particulars of how words and images move from the mind through intermediaries onto a page. But in the larger scheme, a printed book remains an object of the 1500s, with all the advantages of a process perfected across the centuries. E-books will get there. Just not today"

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eBook vs. Print: It’s content that counts

eBook vs. Print: It’s content that counts | Print (the future) | Scoop.it
The London Book Fair took place last week, where the great and good from the book-publishing trade came together on a variety of topics. As a reader, one of the most interesting discussions was the eBook versus print debate.
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I agree with Jon's conclusion : "Yes, technology and technology-led change can be a disruptive force in any industry but you have to keep your eye on what your customers or audience actually want. For the book-publishing trade and modern marketing, it’s all about the story. In other words, it’s content that counts."

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Ink on everything | InPrint Hannover 2014

Ed Boogaard & Leon van Velzen, founders of Grafisch Geheugen, are reporting from InPrint 2014 in Hannover, Germany. This first edition of a show on industrial printing meaning printing that is an essential part of the product and fully integrated in the manufacturing process.

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Good introductory video where Dominiek Arnout (Agfa Graphics), Mark Alexander (Xaar), Rob Haak (Spikix) and Eddy Hagen (VIGC) share their ideas about the present state and future of industrial printing using inkjet technology.

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The print on demand revolution is not over

The print on demand revolution is not over | Print (the future) | Scoop.it

THE IDEA OF PRINT ON DEMAND and what it implies is outdated a seminar at the London Book Fair concluded last week. But while publishers can enjoy the benefits of a title never being out of print, some need to tighten up their administrative procedures in order to gain as much as possible from the entire supply chain.

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Quote from Lightning Source : We print inside eight hours and it’s ready to ship. We are more about distribution than we are about printing.
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