BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced its first-ever, books-driven, invitational event -- "The Next Chapter" -- aimed to bridge the gap between publishers and book manufacturers by addressing the challenging business issues facing the market. This essential gathering will tout a line-up of keynote speakers recognized throughout the print, publishing and manufacturing industries. The Next Chapter, being held March 6-8 in Boulder, CO, will feature the unveiling of survey results exploring the industry's prospects, expert roundtable sessions, and much more content designed to help improve and enhance the future of publishing -- no matter the channel.
At this exclusive event, speakers will discuss hot topics, trends and challenges the book market is facing relative to print, e-delivery and workflow. Key issues such as learning how to survive declining print runs, thriving with new applications and identifying growth opportunities will make up this inaugural agenda. Industry evangelists will also be on hand to discuss how the increased demand of digital print-on-demand (POD) book production has impacted the market and provide insight on how to not just survive the changes, but use them to get ahead.
"At Ricoh, we have a few not-so-secret weapons: our deep knowledge and understanding of software, services and output technology, which are optimal for the publishing market. Looking ahead to the proliferation of digital printing and e-readers, it is essential for us to help our customers improve their workflow abilities to better meet their customers' demands," said Richard Lloyd, Offset to Digital Offerings Manager, RPPS. "Our goal with The Next Chapter is to open a dialogue for all involved parties to contribute to the solution. Specifically for the book publishing industry, there are an abundance of opportunities that can be identified to meet the demands of the digital generation."
The experts at the event include top publishing industry executives who will talk to the value of digital workflow and print in book production. Attendees will hear from:
For more information about The Next Chapter conference, please contact Tracey Sheehy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Ricoh Company, Ltd. specializes in technology and services that transform high-volume, document-intensive business processes into more efficient ones. This is achieved through Ricoh's expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and profitable, and share knowledge more effectively within their organizations. Ricoh's worldwide operation covers more than 200 countries and areas in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, China and Japan.