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Espresso Book Machine in Bookstores

A bookstore in Paris, France has an Espresso Book Machine on its premises–and few physical books on its shelves.  The owner’s reasoning for choosing the in-house printing technology is not unique.  He cited rising rents and the overall expense involved with maintaining thousands of feet of space to accommodate hundreds […]


Bookstores/Printed Book Survival 5

It’s been my contention for several years that the large, stand-alone, brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as those that lease space in major malls and strip-malls, will be forced out of existence.  And I’m of the opinion that as copying technology becomes more efficient (read “faster”), less expensive (an Espresso Book […]


Is the Future of Publishing Tied to the Espresso Book Machine?

In recent Newsletters I’ve made my contention clear that I believe the large brick and mortar bookstore will sadly become a thing of the past, and sooner rather than later.  I noticed recently that Books-a-Million is placing Espresso Book Machines in their stores in Birmingham, Alabama, and Portland, Maine.  This […]