Jonnie A Bryant, Executive Director of Sales/Marketing at book printer McNaughton & Gunn, talks paper, cost, and schedules, and offers her take on challenges facing the industry
If you are wondering what’s happening in the world of book manufacturing, and how that might impact your ability to produce a book economically and on time, you’ll definitely want to listen to what Jonnie Bryant of McNaughton & Gunn has to say.
- changes in paper availability producing price rises and longer schedules
- allocation of paper from the mills to printers for the first time in years
- how the demand for diapers and teabags is making it harder for you to produce your book!
- how new trucking safety regulations mean you may not be able to get the paper when you need it
- why you may find it harder to procure alternative groundwood sheets in the future: is this the end of the cheap lightweight option?
- the development of color inkjet printing that marries high quality with low cost, making all sorts of new projects possible
- will new print technologies better enable publishers to go direct to consumer?
- will the decline of printrun size lead to such large unit-cost increases that the nature of publishing and intellectual life is forever changed?
To reach McNaughton & Gunn, go to http://www.mcnaughton-gunn.com/
Jonnie A. Bryant is Executive Director of Sales/Marketing, McNaughton & Gunn. She serves on the M&G Leadership Team, providing direction and support at the woman-owned book manufacturer’s headquarters and production facility in Saline, MI. In 2015, M&G proudly celebrated 40 years of creating books and making history for its customers.
Peter Goodman (host) is publisher of Stone Bridge Press in Berkeley, California. He began his publishing career in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. A longtime member of IBPA, he has served on the IBPA board and as IBPA board chair.