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 copies still in their warehouse after reversion. The odd thing is, Hoyt says she’d been told years [ on]

Permuted Press tells authors: No more paper for you, kids

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 15, 2014 // 8 Comments

“Acclaimed horror author, indie songwriter and artist Gabrielle Faust” – and no I am not being the remotest bit snarky by quoting that – has just posted a pretty remarkable, and quite disconcerting, account of a recent alert that she and other authors had from publisher [ on]

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 to extract extra fees for a number of services, including the pre-order button, placement in [ on]

Sweden's Meganews Delivers Print-on-Demand Newsstand

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 Internet-enabled newsstand that can print magazines as well as newspapers on demand. “Use the [ on]

E-Book Gives JFK Conspiracy Theories New Ammunition

By Dan Bloom
June 4, 2013 // 4 Comments

Get ready for some JFK-era fireworks. This is the year that was. Back in May of 2012, I wrote a blog post for a Hollywood website known as The Wrap that was headlined, “Lee Harvey Oswald Tried to Prevent JFK Assassination, Manuscript Says,” and the post got dozens of [ on]

Espresso Book Machine comes to South Africa

By Chris Meadows
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 about the print-on-demand machine and its uses for printing and binding store-quality paperbacks in mere [ on]

Bookmasters titles to be available on Espresso Book Machine

By Paul Biba
May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

One of the biggest problems with the EBM is the lack of titles in its catalog.  Now, Publishers Weekly is reporting that Bookmasters will make its distribution clients’ more than 50K POD titles available through the EBM under an agreement with On Demand Books. From the press release: [ on]

Espresso Book Machine now available at Brooklyn Public Library

By a TeleBlog Contributor
March 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

From CBS New York (1010 WINS): “It allows people to print a book that maybe they can’t otherwise get, some obscure title that happens to be in the public domain. This machine brings to our collection an additional eight million titles that are in the public domain or that are copyrighted but [ on]

HarperCollins launches backlist/POD program

By Paul Biba
January 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

From Shelf Awareness: HarperCollins today is launching its Comprehensive Backlist Program that will enable independent bookstores with Espresso Book Machines to promote much of the company’s backlist through a combination of “a core assortment” of printed books on the shelves and [ on]

Ingram launches global print on demand

By Paul Biba
September 6, 2011 // 1 Comment

From Goodreader: In the on-going debate over print versus digital, Ingram Content Group has found a way to give a leg-up to print books through its print-on-demand model. Like many other models of kiosk-based in store selection, printing, and binding, Ingram allows users to only print those titles [ on]

Dymocks (Australia) takes POD to new height

By Paul Biba
September 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Sydney Morning Herald: DYMOCKS, the largest bookshop chain in Australia, is adding a publishing arm to its business. It plans to launch a web-based operation in October to entice local authors keen to see their books in print. D Publishing, will upload manuscripts to be turned into a [ on]

German publishers are still figuring out how to deal with ebooks

By Chris Walters
August 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Max Franke of the German print-on-demand company epubli says that many German publishers are too risk averse and controlling when it comes to ebooks, and as a result they miss out on opportunities. They take too long to bring new products to market, he says, and take the wrong approach to DRM and [ on]

Amazon Japan offers POD program for books

By Paul Biba
April 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: today announced a new Print-on-Demand (POD) program for Books, which dramatically expands the selection of titles available to customers and offers publishers a cost-effective way to make the broadest possible range of their authors’ titles available. Using [ on]

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