imageNMSG congratulates Alfred A. Knopf on its 100th anniversary!

Alfred A. Knopf founded his eponymous publishing house in New York in 1915. It quickly became a powerhouse notable for the quality of the books bearing its imprint. Knopf characterized his mission as simply to publish “good books.”

Read more: 100 Years of Knopf

NMSG has built its reputation on being at the technological forefront in publishing, which now includes EPUBs, or electronic versions of print books for various reader formats. Our work was recently recognized by InDesign Magazine in an article about fine art EPUBs titled "Galleries to Go" (issue 71).

Working with Abbeville Press, the award-winning New York publishing house specializing in fine art and illustrated books, NMSG created the enhanced digital edition of the authoritative resource for birdwatchers, Audubon's Birds of America. The original print version of the book has been widely acknowledged as a masterpiece in both the art and natural science fields for its stunning reproductions of John James Audubon's original engravings of birds.

Read more: For the Birds?

Near the end of each year, the editors of the New York Times Book Review select the 100 most noteworthy books of the year, which includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction titles. On this year’s list are 15 titles published by Alfred A. Knopf, for which NMSG does a large volume of prepress work.

This year NMSG composed 12 of the 15 notable titles published by Knopf, which means that this small company produced 80% of these acclaimed books for the most respected book publisher in the industry.

Overall, NMSG composed 18 of the 100 books on the Notable list, which means that NMSG actually had more books on the list than Knopf. When you consider that NMSG produced 18% of the most notable books of 2014, that is quite an accomplishment and provides tangible evidence of our commitment to quality.

imageFrom pastry to poetry, 2014 was another stellar year for NMSG at the New York Book Show. NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work on eight award-winning books in various categories. Though NMSG is a perennial winner, this is the most awards we have received at the annual show, which was held September 23 in New York City. All of NMSG's winning titles were published by imprints of Penguin Random House companies.

Read more: 2014 New York Book Show

Zombie fever has, at one time or another, infected everyone from Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln and Zombies, a 2012 theatrical release) to Michael Jackson (Thriller, in the MTV video from 1983). NMSG is no exception.

Read more: NMSG and Zombies