ENTRIES TAGGED "pod"

Paperight: TOC Startup Showcase Finalist

Why haven’t copy shops been able to legally print books for years?

We wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know our TOC Startup Showcase Finalists a little bit better before the big showdown in NYC. Since the three winners of the showcase will be presented on Valentine’s Day, and as the showcase itself is not unlike a startup speed dating session, we decided to stick with the matchmaking theme and asked each of our finalists to complete a personality profile. We’ll be sharing them over the next few weeks in the countdown to TOC NYC.

Our first profile is from Paperight founder and CEO, Arthur Attwell.

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HarperCollins' Avon Impulse: Digital trendsetter?

HarperCollins' Avon Impulse: Digital trendsetter?

Though the Avon Impulse business model raises questions, Kassia Krozser says it might just work.

Avon Impulse, a new imprint of HarperCollins, is an all-digital and print-on-demand line that aims to produce one new title per week. Kassia Krozser says if HarperCollins play its cards right, Avon Impulse might be on to something.

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Bookish Techy Week in Review

Amazon is everywhere; iBookstore fails to impress; ereader incompetence checklist; and challenges for the ebook industry in Argentina.

This week we noticed lots of good news for Amazon/Kindle; not the greatest review of iBookstore; HP's print-on-demand pilots gain ground; and advice for would-be Android readers.

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At TOC: A Different Way of Doing Booth Books

At most of our conferences, we sell books from our booth, and last year's TOC Conference was no exception. This year we're trying something a bit different — including a way to browse those books virtually: Test drive the Espresso Book Machine. Near the O'Reilly booth we've arranged a very special debut of the 2nd-generation EBM, and pre-loaded it with…

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Slides from "Making the Case for POD" Webcast

Brian O'Leary had made his slides available from this week's TOC Webcast, "Making the Case for POD." A complete recording of the event will also be posted here soon….

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[TOC Webcast] Tomorrow: Making the Case for Print on Demand

Tools of Change for Publishing will host a free webcast tomorrow at 1 p.m. eastern (10 a.m. pacific). Presenter Brian O'Leary will discuss "Making the Case for Print on Demand." Webcast Overview Publishers who dismiss the use of print-on-demand (POD) technologies as too expensive may be missing an opportunity to better manage their inventory, total costs and the unit…

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[TOC Webcast] Making the Case for Print on Demand

Tools of Change for Publishing will host "Making the Case for Print on Demand," a free webcast with presenter Brian O'Leary, on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. eastern (10 a.m. pacific). Webcast Overview Publishers who dismiss the use of print-on-demand (POD) technologies as too expensive may be missing an opportunity to better manage their inventory, total costs and…

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Amazon Launches UK POD Service; Partner Unknown

TheBookseller says Amazon is launching a print-on-demand service in the United Kingdom: Amazon.com owns POD publisher BookSurge in the US, but the UK business has not divulged who will be handling the printing of POD titles in the UK. In April, a spokesperson for Amazon.co.uk said the company — at that time — had no plans to bring BookSurge to…

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Taking the Leap into All-POD

James Bridle has launched Bookkake, a print-on-demand (POD) publisher focusing on transgressive literature. From booktwo.org: … Bookkake is not in the fortune-building or the fortune-breaking business. Print-on-demand and direct sales mean that we cut out much of the warehousing, distribution, and discounting costs that are currently causing so much trouble in the trade. Order a book from the Bookkake website…

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TOC Recommended Reading

This is Not a Comment (Derek Powazek, Powazek.com) Chastising all internet commenters for the actions of the loudest, craziest ones is no different that swearing off all newspapers because of Jason Blair. Silicon Valley's benevolent dictatorship (Rebecca MacKinnon, RConversation) The guys running Google, Apple, Microsoft, and many other companies represented at the Fortune Brainstorm are the benevolent dictators of the…

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