Friday, September 23, 2011

Espresso On Demand Book Machine

Coffee on the side?

Out of Stock, Still in Luck: Print-on-Demand Expands. (Wall Street Journal, 9/23/2011). Subscription required to access full text.

ExcerptAs bookstores disappear across America, some small operators are pursuing a novel survival strategy: The bookless bookshelf.

Their vision was aided Thursday by HarperCollins Publishers Inc. which said it would make about 5,000 current paperbacks available to bookstores through On Demand Books LLC's Espresso Book Machine. The desk-sized device can custom print a book in just a few minutes. That means even if a physical copy is not in stock, it's still available almost immediately

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