Weekend Links: Dangers of 3D printing. Common ground in publishing debate?

dangers of 3d printingBrave Bookselling (Brave New World)
If Bookstores are to survive they must change and adapt. They must embrace all books and in doing so take some risks. They must widen their appeal and offer complimentary services and goods and they must start to see the glass half full and not half empty.

Common Ground in the Debate of Self vs. Traditional Publishing (Digital Book World)
This debate is fun for the publishing industry. It illustrates the growth and upcoming unknown. But in the end, there will always be great things to read. That it what ultimately matters.

Will 3D Printing Transform the World, or Just Fill it with Non-Biodegradable Personalized Junk? (Techdirt)
If we are not careful, the personal manufacturing revolution may become the 3D equivalent of Geocities: a huge flood of badly-designed, useless pieces of junk that are soon abandoned by their embarrassed creators.

Arianna Huffington is Giving Donations to Charity Based on Book Pre-Orders (GalleyCat)
To promote her new book Thrive, Arianna Huffington has partnered with DonorsChoose to add a nonprofit element.

Kindle Daily Deals: I Know This Much is True (and others)

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