Friday, May 28, 2010

The Espresso Book Machine

There is little doubt that the publishing industry is in transition (or freefall) as the digital age threatens all aspects of the publishing supply chain. Now comes this article that you can go to a machine like an ATM, select a book title and print the digital book, bound and trimmed as a library-quality paperback book in a matter of minutes, the time it would take to make a cup of espresso coffee. This article, an interview with the Chairman and CEO respectively of OnDemand Books, the company which developed this technology, chronicles the history of book publishing over the past 50-60 years focusing on the recent dramatic developments that are revolutionizing the industry.

(submitted by Judi)

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