Print on demand

Publishers behaving badly?

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarah Hoyt has a post today discussing a sudden reappearance of her Bantam works in bookstores after the rights to them reverted to her, under a contract clause allowing them to sell any left-over [...]

One Small Publisher’s Experiences with the Espresso Book Machine from On-Demand Books

By a TeleRead Contributor
February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caleb Mason As a small publisher of literary fiction, I am very grateful to have a retail resource like Espresso On- Demand Books. Publerati will have three titles available through the Espresso [...]

The archivist’s conundrum: History is written by the lucky

By Chris Meadows
July 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

An article a friend posted on Facebook got me thinking. It involves recently-discovered evidence about a historical figure, Prince Edward of Woodstock, suggesting that a putative “massacre” he [...]

Amazon wants co-op payments, and also concessions in the UK

By Chris Meadows
June 24, 2014 // 3 Comments

So, thanks to a leak, we’ve finally found out what the Amazon/Hachette spat is over. The New York Times reported a couple of days ago that an anonymous source within Hachette says that Amazon wants [...]

Beware Author Solutions, and never ever pay for publishing

By Chris Meadows
March 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

If this isn’t Rule One of self-publishing, it should be: You should never, ever, ever pay someone to publish your work for you. Full stop. End of sentence. Now, it’s fine to pay for useful [...]

Small press publisher IntoPrint brings out-of-print books back into print

By libertyc
November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

“From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors” has an interview with Anny Rusk, publisher for IntoPrint Publishing. “Cynsations” has another such interview that covers a lot of the same [...]

Sweden's Meganews Delivers Print-on-Demand Newsstand

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Print-on-demand facsimiles of major dailies are a familiar sight in international hotel lobbies these days, but now Sweden’s Meganews has gone one step further, by introducing a mechanized and [...]

The ‘Cuckoo’ calls for e-books

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Laura Hazard Owen (you know, if my middle name was as cool as “Hazard,” I’d probably use it all the time too) has an article over on paidContent discussing the splash that The Cuckoo’s [...]

Blackstrap's business model takes the digital publishing revolution backwards—but in a good way

By Dan Eldridge
April 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

We’ve watched with interest as a few new digital publishing-related startups have launched seemingly out of the blue over the past few weeks. Thin Reads, a fantastic new website that runs [...]

Espresso Book Machine comes to South Africa

By libertyc
July 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

South African IT news site IT Web reports that the University of Johannesburg has just acquired an Espresso Book Machine of its very own. Most of the article summarizes what we already well know [...]

Borderlands bookstore owner recalculates; Espresso not so expensive after all

By libertyc
June 15, 2012 // 2 Comments

About a month ago, I covered a blog post by Alan Beatts, proprietor of the Borderlands bookstore in San Francisco, in which he did some back-of-envelope calculations to determine that it could take [...]

The Espresso is too expensive for independent bookstores, says owner of San Francisco’s Borderlands Books

By libertyc
May 22, 2012 // 9 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned the Harvard Book Store, which features an Espresso Book Machine which it uses to help it stay relevant in its market, and pondered why it is that more stores aren’t [...]

Mike Shatzkin discusses the motives of Amazon

By libertyc
April 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin’s latest column is a look at the motives behind Amazon’s competitive behavior, and how it might end legacy publishing. Perhaps the most interesting thing here [...]

The other Amazon-publisher disagreement: print on demand

By libertyc
April 29, 2012 // 10 Comments

Everyone is paying attention to the e-book pricing fight against Amazon right now, but Bloomberg Businessweek reports there’s another disagreement going on between Amazon and the publishers behind [...]

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