Finalists for the Daisy Award announced

Winner to be announced during the DBW Awards

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DBW Awards 2018
DBW Awards 2018

The finalists for the Daisy Award for accessibility in publishing were announced on 15 August 2019 and include Hachette Livre, Kogan Page, Macmillan, and VitalSource. The winner will be announced live during the DBW Reception, taking place on 10 September 2019, as part of Digital Book World 2019.

The DBW Reception consists of DBW Awards, the Publishing Hall of Fame induction of Mike Shatzkin, and the Roast of Book Industry Study Group’s Brian O’Leary.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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