Category Archives: Industry supply chain

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

A theory of publishing: epilogue — book publishing and natural capital

In my previous post (‘A theory of book publishing, Act V: publishing as a capitalist pursuit‘) I analysed book publishing in relation to five types of capital requirement: financial capital technological capital human capital social capital cultural capital Here I

A theory of publishing: epilogue — book publishing and natural capital

In my previous post (‘A theory of book publishing, Act V: publishing as a capitalist pursuit‘) I analysed book publishing in relation to five types of capital requirement: financial capital technological capital human capital social capital cultural capital Here I

Denmaur Independent Papers on the choice of paper in publishing: an example of content marketing

Publishers are on the look out for new revenue streams. Content marketing — whereby a business promotes itself, not by telling why their soap suds are better than other companies’, but by telling you some helpful stuff about soap suds

Denmaur Independent Papers on the choice of paper in publishing: an example of content marketing

Publishers are on the look out for new revenue streams. Content marketing — whereby a business promotes itself, not by telling why their soap suds are better than other companies’, but by telling you some helpful stuff about soap suds

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

Recovery in printing: the new Biddles

Anthony Haynes writes: Last year I wrote a post about the demise of an East Anglian book printing company, namely Biddles (see ‘Lessons from a printer’s demise‘, 4 June 2013). Since then, Companies House (the registrar for companies in England

Recovery in printing: the new Biddles

Anthony Haynes writes: Last year I wrote a post about the demise of an East Anglian book printing company, namely Biddles (see ‘Lessons from a printer’s demise‘, 4 June 2013). Since then, Companies House (the registrar for companies in England

Africa reading: books, enterprise, and technology

As anyone who has read The Ordeal of the African Writer by Charles R Larson (Zed Books, 2001) will know, book distribution is not the continent’s strong point.  But a number of enterprises are beginning to change the situation, using

Africa reading: books, enterprise, and technology

As anyone who has read The Ordeal of the African Writer by Charles R Larson (Zed Books, 2001) will know, book distribution is not the continent’s strong point.  But a number of enterprises are beginning to change the situation, using