There is a bright future for printed books, a recent survey finds. According to the results, printed books will continue to be important, relevant, interesting and still very much appreciated compared to e-books and audiobooks. As one of the leading book paper and cover providers, Stora Enso conducted a study with 80 in-depth interviews in 13 countries across Europe, Asia and North America together with research company Opticom International. The aim was to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities regarding book publishing and consumption. Participants included publishers, retailers, printers, merchants and new players such as audio and e-book publishers as well as companies that transfer physical books into digital format. “One of the main findings was that there is a positive future for printed books”, says Essi Lauri, VP, Head of Segment Newsprint & Book, in Stora Enso Paper division. Click Read More below for additional information.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its second fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois. The company will create more than 2,000 full-time jobs at the facility in addition to the 1,500 full-time employees currently working at its existing Joliet facility.
“We have found an abundance of talent in Joliet and we are excited to bring a new fulfillment center to the city and create 2,000 great full-time jobs with benefits,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “This community and the elected officials throughout the city and state have been very supportive of Amazon and we thank them for helping make this possible.”
“By expanding its investments and operations in Illinois, Amazon will employ thousands more hardworking residents to grow our economy,” Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said. “Amazon is a global business leader, making significant commitments to Illinois and our workforce. This expansion is a vote of confidence in the state’s new way of doing economic development in Illinois with the ILBEDC working alongside the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.”
Amazon employees at the new 700,000 square-foot Joliet fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers like books, toys and electronics.