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Print books while you wait

Print books while you wait

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McNally Jackson Will Soon Be Printing Books While You Wait @ The New York Observer

By the time 2011 rolls around, Nolita’s McNally Jackson Books will have an Espresso Book Machine, the Xerox-like on-demand device that prints a fully bound book in mere minutes. Currently McNally will order a book for a customer if a desired copy is not on hand. With the EBM, the store would be able to print one out right there. Buyer John Turner sees the machine as a way to expand inventory. It also reduces the hassle and wait time associated with ordering books by request.

The tech to print books on demand has been around for awhile, I wonder if it will just be too late to gain as much adoption as e-readers (Kindles, iPads, phones, etc).

2 thoughts on “Print books while you wait

  1. theophrastus says:

    The function that i’ve always wanted with these services is a USB port. That is, i walk up with a memory stick that contains an etext/pdf, i pay them money, and i walk away with a print copy. But i guess that’s too copy-write scary these days, (used to be that one could make one copy with a photocopier…) to enable such an easy and obvious functionality..?

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