Supply Chain Challenges: What Publishers Can Do

Hear from industry experts on how slowdowns in the supply chain are affecting publishers and how some publishers are adapting.

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Join us for a virtual panel on how supply chain challenges in paper and printing are affecting publishers, what we can expect in the near future, and how some publishers are adapting. Four experienced industry experts with a range of printing and publishing backgrounds will discuss what’s going on in detail. Panelists: Dennis Gerhart of the Mayo Clinic (Division of Multimedia Distribution Platforms); Gerry Burstein & Jason Burstein of G&H Soho (printing and fulfillment), and Ashley Gordon of HP, Inc. (Page Wide Industrial Division). Moderator: CLMP board member and long-time independent publishing activist David Wilk.


Dennis Gerhart, Mayo Clinic Division of Multimedia Distribution Platforms Business Analyst, is an experienced consultant with 40-plus years of experience in the Printing, Publishing & Graphic Arts industry. He provides initiative and project-based consultation on value driven solutions for new and ongoing enterprise strategies as they pertain to content management. Prior to spending the last 10 years with Mayo Clinic, he was a Marketing Manager for RR Donnelley & Sons, as well as Banta Corporation dealing with book production operations. He began his career working for Taylor Corporation out of Mankato, Minnesota, in various capacities within their multiple print business channels.

Ashley Gordon is Publishing Market Development Manager for the Page Wide Industrial Division of HP Inc. Prior to joining HP, she founded Mockingbird Consulting in 2010 to provide strategic guidance on digital book production and distribution to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the trade and education markets. She was previously the Vice President of Business Development for technology start-up SharedBook, parent company of AcademicPub; the Director of Channel Development for Lightning Source, a division of the Ingram Content Group; twice the editor for independent literary presses; and founder of Mockingbird Publishing, an independent literary press that partners with not-for-profit organizations on book outreach projects.

Gerry Burstein received a BS in Printing Management from Carnegie Tech. In the ’60s, he worked for printing companies and in the production department at Random House. In 1971, He created SOHO Studio specializing in book design, page make-up, and technical art. SOHO Studio later merged with Ganis & Harris to become G&H SOHO, a full service editorial and design firm. As technology changed, the company became a digital printer and book manufacturing service.

Jason Burstein has a BA in photography from Syracuse University. After extensive traveling, he has settled in to become production manager of G&H SOHO. He has taught as adjunct faculty at the International Center of Photography and is also the cofounder and production manager of Conveyor Studio—an independent publishing imprint and production house for artist books and printed matter. The studio has been featured in print and online media, including The New Yorker, The PhotoBook Review (Aperture), It’s Nice That, Collector Daily, Paper Journal, YET magazine, Vogue, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press), and Self Publish, Be Happy. Select publications have been shortlisted for the PDN Annual Photobook Award (winner), Aperture Paris PhotoBook Awards, and ICP Infinity Awards; and they are held in collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).

David Wilk is a member of the board of CLMP. He provides consulting and outsourced publishing services to publishers and nonprofits, as well as operating two independent presses, Frederator Books and City Point Press.