Amazon.com Telling POD Publishers…

Amazon.com Telling POD Publishers – Let BookSurge Print Your Books, or Else… I’ve only skimmed-read this report so I’m not going to comment on the big issues but it did prompt a thought. What Amazon seem to be implying with this move (whereby if you’re printing on demand they want you to use their printers) is that printing a book is just part of the distribution process and one which can be streamlined. After all, it doesn’t really make sense to print a book and then ship it to Amazon for them to process into their system when you can just send them the PDF to print themselves and dispatch immediately. There are obviously issues of monopoly but this strikes me as trying to get books closer to the music in mp3 model – electronic files that can be processed anywhere. via D’Log

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One Response to Amazon.com Telling POD Publishers…

  1. Mary says:

    What Amazon is not telling is that the POD books are directly shipped to the buyer, not back to their warehouse. So it’s all malarkey. They just want to hold all of the cards. First POD, then small press, then what? Think about it.