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The Changing Face of Publishing

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We talk about how much the publishing industry is changing at the moment, about how new technology is giving authors a new voice, but this move by Kodak just underlines how radical that change is. Via The Independent Publishing Magazine, a great source of info for anyone contemplating taking their own route to market,

“The company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), On Demand Books, has agreed a partnership deal with Eastman Kodak and it may prove to be the most significant move the company has ever made since the introduction of the point-of-sale print-on-demand machine in 2007.

Yesterday, On Demand Books, Eastman Kodak and ReaderLink announced a partnership that will see the Espresso Book Machine integrated with all 105,000 Kodak Picture Kiosks. Some of these kiosks are also stationed in Kodak’s Express store outlets. The inclusion of ReaderLink, a book distributor and category management service provider, is also a significant move to further establish the machine in bookstores and universities, but primarily this deal will be about putting machines into non-book trade outlets throughout North America.”

Wow. And the magic words here, quite apart from the whole concept: ‘non book trade outlets’

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