Two new digital Xeikon SX30000 printing presses are on the production floor to support the book sales BookBaby is seeing through its online print-on-demand supported Bookshop retail store.
“Sales through the BookBaby Bookshop are up 85% year-over-year and we are forecasting our biggest holiday selling season yet”, said Jim Foley, BookBaby president. “We are very pleased with the quick execution of the Xeikon team to get these presses manufactured, shipped across the ocean, and installed into our plant just in time for the busy fall and winter rush that we are anticipating.”
The 2 new Xeikon SX30000s, shown at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on BookBaby’s production floor, are roll-fed presses capable of running 428 letter pages/minute and 2,545 B2 sheets/hour per press. These additional presses increase BookBaby’s printing eficiency by 50%.
“BookBaby is determined to be the fairest destination for independent authors to sell their books. We are an operationally excellent organization and because of our reliable and efficient operations we can pay authors the lion’s share of the money when their books sell in our store,” said Foley. The BookBaby Bookshop pays a healthy 50% royalty on printed books sales and an even more impressive 85% royalty on digital eBook sales.
“The Xeikon SX60000 is particularly well-suited for short-run book manufacturing applications,” said Xeikon CEO Benoit Chatelard. “We’re honored to have been chosen by BookBaby to play a key role in fulfilling their corporate mission of enabling aspiring authors to be published. We view the relationship as a true partnership.”
BookBaby is where writers become authors. Our mission is to take the hard work out of self-publishing: From book printing, eBooks, book distribution, cover design, professional book editing, and now book marketing products, BookBaby has everything today’s indie author needs to succeed. BookBaby also distributes your printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular retailers worldwide. You’ll keep 100% of your book’s net sales while retaining all rights and creative control.
Xeikon is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers digital color presses for label and packaging applications as well as graphic arts and commercial printing. These printing machines work with different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.