Bookwell Digital Oy
Bookwell Digital has created a totally new way of manufacturing books that utilizes the latest technology and digital tools. This new solution revolutionises the whole industry and offers significant benefits to publishers.
The age of paper books isn’t over after all, to the surprise of some. The sales of paper books have begun to grow again in the leading countries of the book business, like in the USA and the United Kingdom and also in Sweden. At the same time, sales of eBooks are falling. It looks like paper books are now captivating new, younger audiences.
Book-manufacturing, one of the world’s oldest industries, is going through a change. In many traditional book manufacturing countries, manufacturing has practically stopped or production has moved to cheaper countries. For example, in the Nordic countries, only a few printing houses that specialise in book printing now remain.
The traditional way of manufacturing books requires many stages, a lot of manual labour and a considerable amount of time. The starting costs of printing a book are high, and therefore publishers have been forced to order big editions. This has meant that large numbers of books have been kept in storage.
Like the rest of the world, the book industry has gone through a massive change. While the number of titles has grown, the number of copies per book has declined and the lifecycle of books has become shorter. The traditional way of book manufacturing hasn’t been able to answer to these changes.
Bookwell Digital is the world’s first company to offer a unique solution to these challenges: Books can be produced in desired volumes, from a small number of copies to a bestseller quantity in an optimised way without changing the price for customers. This new and fast way to manufacture books utilises resources efficiently.
Bookwell Digital’s solution is a totally new, automated and integrated book production line. Our book production line turns a book from a roll of paper into an actual book without anyone physically operating it. This fully automated system also offers new opportunities for the customers of printing houses. Customers have access to the ordering system that guides the production process. This gives our customers the freedom to manage the whole book production process however they want and whenever they want.
This new way of thinking about the lifecycle of books opens up many new opportunities for publishers and readers alike. No more overly large editions. No more worrying about smaller editions selling out. No more expensive storage costs. No more sold-out products. No more long printing times.
This is the future of book production. One day all books will be manufactured like we already manufacture them now.