1 Jan 2010

The Espresso Book Machine

“This could change bookselling fundamentally,” said Blackwell chief executive Andrew Hutchings. “It’s giving the chance for smaller locations, independent booksellers, to have the opportunity to truly compete with big stock-holding shops and Amazon … I like to think of it as the revitalisation of the local bookshop industry. If you could walk into a local bookshop and have access to one million titles, that’s pretty compelling.”

This looks very interesting. Printing books on demand. Better than waiting one week for a book bought at amazon.co.uk to be delivered in Portugal, would be to walk in a bookshop in Lisbon and have the book immediately. (Note: books that otherwise are not available in local bookshops)

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