INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced that Ingram's Lightning Source, Pearson, and John Wiley & Sons were selected as recipients of inaugural awards in recognition of their leadership and innovation in digital book manufacturing. The winners were announced Tuesday, March 20 at a reception following the 2012 Digital Book Printing Forum in New York.
According to INTERQUEST President Gilles Biscos, "Our panelists were asked to look back over the past five years and select printers and publishers that have stood out for their pioneering efforts in digital book manufacturing. Lightning Source almost single-handedly defined and refined one-off book production and remains a leader in POD book printing. Pearson was early out of the gate in aggressively adopting toner and later inkjet to supplement their education publishing, both through internal operations and on a larger scale through industry suppliers. John Wiley & Sons was a very early adopter of print-on-demand and short-run digital book printing, and today its Global Demand Print Program includes over 17,000 titles, five vendors, and has grown to a multi-million dollar revenue opportunity. We congratulate all of these companies for receiving much deserved recognition for their leadership and business acumen in digital book manufacturing."
Award recipients were chosen by a distinguished panel of industry editors and analysts.
The 2012 Digital Book Printing Forum was held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis New York in midtown Manhattan during the annual Publishing Business Conference Expo organized by Book Business magazine. The Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Appleton Coated LLC, Bridgeport National Bindery, Cabot Inkjet Colorants, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Océ/Canon, Quad/Graphics, Standard Finishing Systems, Webcom, and Xerox. The event is supported by the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP).