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12/21/2006 Archived Entry: ""Espresso": An ATM for books"

GREAT NEWS FOR READERS AND WRITERS. The Espresso will soon be delivering printed books on demand in less than 10 minutes.

The entire publishing and distribution system for books has been "broken" for a long time. Too much central control. Too many barriers between readers and writers (some of them quite outrageous -- though invisible to people outside of the industry). It was obvious that the e-world was eventually going to produce something to knock the big gatekeeping publishers and their handful of gatekeeping distributors out of the way. But when? And what? Could this be it -- a sort of ATM for books? Anyhow, it's a terrific idea. Hope it flies.

(Thanks to Simon Jester for the news.)

Posted by Claire @ 09:42 AM CST

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