POD service in Erfurt has started
Print On Demand in the logistics center protects our environment, keeps the backlist available and makes economic sense. Soft and hard covers remain available in CPI quality for all those who want classics and specialist books and very specific books.
CPI Books is more than ready!
Author Antje Rávik Strubel has won the German Book Prize, worth 25,000 euros, for "Blaue Frau," published by S. Fischer. For Strubel's publisher S. Fischer, it is the second win at the German Book Prize. With "Die Mittagsfrau" by Julia Franck, the Holtzbrinck publishing house was already able to secure the prize in 2007.
Timsons Engineering Ltd and CPI establish joint venture TimsonsCPI Ltd for the manufacture of Timsons presses
Kettering, September 22, 2021 We are pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture between Timsons Engineering Ltd and CPI UK.
The formation of "Timsons CPI Limited" solidifies our strategic alliance by bringing together decades of experience and expertise in producing some of the world's finest presses and printed books. Building on our long-standing close relationship, Timsons CPI will manufacture new web offset litho presses and related equipment for the global book production sector.
This new company will complement the existing businesses of Timsons Engineering Ltd and CPI Books and help secure their long-term prospects for the benefit of their respective customers.
The new company's first project is to upgrade an existing T48 Royal single-unit press to a zero-make-ready press to increase CPI UK's Royal printing capacity and support the growth of the UK trade book market.
Paper and materials shortage is the post-Corona challenge for the entire book industry
What appeared to be a warning sign in the summer has come to pass more violently than many had believed. Of course, it is difficult to obtain paper; this can be seen in almost every trade magazine and even in the business press in the meantime. However, this is not enough, because there are other challenges: chemicals, plastics, cardboard packaging and, of course, pallets, which in the meantime are almost no longer affordable or available. Once the book has been produced in spite of this, and because of CPI's good networking, the process continues. Logistics capacities are tight, both on the road and at wholesalers and handling warehouses.
It remains to be seen when this situation will "return to normal". Another challenge also occupies us: good personnel. We are looking for reinforcements, especially in production, and we are hearing the same from our partners. So it will remain exciting for quite a while.
No blanket statements and no patent remedies help here. Every day we face the challenge and produce as good as around the clock with the goal to make possible what is possible. Below you will find some press comments, which we will also update in the next few days.
Source: Buchreport; 23.09.2021
Crisis in the engine room
Worrying warning calls
Procurement between supply bottlenecks and cost explosion
Bottleneck management when the cardboard is missing
The unwanted drama of the publishers