Monday, December 3, 2012

Future of publishing industry lies in technology
is well-known in Humboldt County 
as the printing shop of choice. Established is 1972, it is privately held. 
Bug Press features commercial printing & lithographic services. 
ROBERT ARENA, owner, is highly articulate making him a great interview candidate.

MOLLOY: What is the biggest shift in the industry that you have noticed since you began?

ARENA: The technology and methods of delivering messages has changed with the advent of the internet and digital printing. While there has been democratization in this delivery, the education toward effectiveness is lacking.

MOLLOY: In your opinion, what does the future hold for the publishing industry?

ARENA: Publishing would deal with books and magazines. These materials now can be made in editions of one in print or just as interactive electronic documents.  We are in our infancy, only starting to see how this new paradigm will open possibilities.
It is very exciting. There is a rising need for individual books that can not be met by video displays, a push back to our increasingly impersonal technological world.

MOLLOY: What projects are you currently working on?
ARENA: Up on the wall right now we have the program for "The Nutcracker Suite", an annual for the NORTH COAST DANCE. We also print up specialty jobs for local artists. The artists may not be able to sell a larger piece, but they can always sell a beautifully made card, printed on good stock, with a print-on-demand agreement. 

MOLLOY: I know of several fine art photographers who are dedicated to your diligence to give a good product. Thank you for doing such a great job on the program of the Eureka Symphony, in which I had placed an ad.

I had the opportunity to tour the Bug Press facilities located in Arcata, CA. Arena was a gracious host and stressed how much he enjoyed having visitors come by and check out the process.

For my own edification I searched Http://

Should a writer, artist, or group in need of a program, book or online marketing feedback for direct mailing efforts, Bug Press is sure to please. It is pleasure to watch a business develop and prosper knowing it had endured so many growing pains, shifting its emphasis and services as the industry has changed.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

John LeBoutillier Independent Force

I am very pleased to introduce   former New York Congressman (R) 
John LeBoutillier.

Having known LeBoutillier since the 1970's when he was going to Harvard, he graduated second in his class and promptly wrote
"Harvard Hates America: The Odyssey of a Born-Again American" (1978). I was clueless about politics, busy taking ballet classes and  going to museums.
I always liked John LeBoutillier and I am proud to call him a friend.
Always cryptic and direct, he wrote at second book "Vietnam Now: A Case for Normalizing Relations with Hanoi" (1978). I recall him begin referred to as the "enfant terrible" due to his fearless confrontation and unflappable youth within the House Of Representatives. He was the youngest member to ever win his seat. I hope he runs for President of the United States.

MOLLOY: When did you decide to get an agent?

LEBOUTILLIER: I have never had an agent ....negotiated my deal myself.

This figures now that he is on Fox News every Sunday, as a featured contributor. Being fiercely independent has always been a noticeable trait.

LeBoutillier served in the 97th Congress in New York's 6th District from 1981-1983. He served on the House of Foreign Affairs Committee. He was a member of the Special House POW/MIA Task Force. He founded the Sky Hook II Project, dedicated to recovering living American POWs in Southeast Asia.

LeBoutillier, Newsmax columnist, American political commentator, pundit & blogger you can read
"Boot's Blasts" on
A Youtube video features LeBoutillier in a controversial conversation about the Marines scandal, the future of the Republican party, and much more.

In general I think most creative people prefer to work with an agent or manager, but I also think it is healthy to be as independent as possible, so Bravo! John LeBoutillier!