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Feb 15

Service Point Holmbergs prints 5000 “out of print”-books every month

  • Service Point Holmbergs has created a unique, fully integrated one-off-production solution together with Sweden’s most pioneering book company Publit.
  • Publit makes it possible for book publishers and companies to print books “one-off” and “on demand”. The short runs keep publishers’ backlists alive.
  • 5,000 books, most of them unique, are printed every month – a figure that is expected to double within the next year.

Service Point Holmbergs has, together with the Swedish company Publit, developed a unique production solution which enables book publishers and companies to print books on demand. In order to handle the production – which for most part is a one-off-production – an integrated and automated order system has been created.

– The book industry is now facing the same realities as the music industry did ten years ago and Publit wants to avoid making the same mistakes, says Robin Freij, Key Account Manager at Service Point Holmbergs. Publit is one of the most interesting and pioneering companies in the business and we are very happy to be a part of this development.

Publit was founded in Stockholm in 2006 and the interest in the company’s business idea grew fast within the book industry and the company soon needed a partner that could handle a fast growing production that, for most part, consisted of short runs, down to single copies. With top of the line production equipment and with great experience from similar commissions, Service Point Holmbergs was contacted.

A fully integrated and automated order system was put up by Service Point Holmbergs and today about 5,000 books are printed every month. With the automated system, no administration is needed and an order from a customer generates a working order at the appropriate digital printer in Service Point Holmbergs’ machine park. Five working days after a book is ordered, Service Point Holmbergs prints, packs and delivers it to the customer.

– Since the production is fully integrated the quality demands are high all the way through, says Per Helin, Managing Director at Publit. Together with Service Point Holmbergs we believe that we can take the next step to meet the demands of the future book business.

Bonnier AB, a Swedish media group and the largest book publisher in the country, will in 2012 make 300 of its backlist titles available via Publit. Publit’s business has also drawn international attention and the company is now on its way onto the other Nordic markets.

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