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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In June 2000 I started blogging at peteashton.com and 10 years later in June 2010 I decided to stop. Blogging here, that is. I started a clean slate over on I Am Pete Ashton and maintain all manner of other web presences which are all listed here along with my contact details.
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