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POD Opens Door to Magazine Experiments and Customization

In this Q&A, Derek Powazek discusses the opportunities the new print-on-demand service MagCloud creates for magazine publishers.

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Budding Authors Use Espresso Book Machine to Publish

The future of print on demand might lie in personal expression. Customers at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT are using the Espresso Book Machine to produce their own titles. From Vermont Public Radio: Since it was installed, some of the store's customers have been using the machine to produce hard-to-find books from a huge online database of titles in the…

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Magazine POD Service Looks to Help Publishers Experiment

Folio interviews the founders of MagCloud, a print-on-demand (POD) service that provides the ability to aggregate magazine content from multiple publishers: Large publishers are as challenged as anyone to reach niche segments efficiently, and likewise have no way to do the kind of hyper-targeted publishing that digital print can provide. We hope MagCloud can help in these ways, not just…

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News Roundup: Book Chain Installing Espresso POD Machines, Ebooks: False Sense of Security for Publishers?, Newspaper Revenue Slide Continues

UK Book Chain Installing Espresso POD Machines UK book retailer Blackwell will test the Espresso Book Machine at one of its locations this fall with an eye toward installing the print-on-demand device at additional stores. From a Blackwell press release: Blackwell CEO Vince Gunn — "From a retailer's point of view, even allowing for the first-generation technology and publisher…

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UK Book Chain Installing Espresso POD Machines

UK book retailer Blackwell will test the Espresso Book Machine at one of its locations this fall with an eye toward installing the print-on-demand device at additional stores. From a Blackwell press release: Blackwell CEO Vince Gunn — "From a retailer's point of view, even allowing for the first-generation technology and publisher challenges, this is a fantastic opportunity –…

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News Roundup: Publishers Push to Meet Russert Book Demand, Seth Godin's Kindle Analysis, BN.com Redesign Nets Big Traffic

Publishers Pushing to Meet Russert Book Demand Random House and Hyperion Books are rushing to meet demand for Tim Russert's two books, Wisdom of Our Fathers and Big Russ & Me. From Newsday: Carol Schneider, executive director of publicity at Random House, reports that the company is immediately printing 100,000 paperbacks of "Wisdom" that began shipping yesterday [6/16/08]. Likewise, Hyperion…

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Publishers Pushing to Meet Russert Book Demand

Random House and Hyperion Books are rushing to meet demand for Tim Russert's two books, Wisdom of Our Fathers and Big Russ & Me. From Newsday: Carol Schneider, executive director of publicity at Random House, reports that the company is immediately printing 100,000 paperbacks of "Wisdom" that began shipping yesterday [6/16/08]. Likewise, Hyperion Books has gone back to press…

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Print on Demand for Magazines

Derek Powazek has taken the wraps off of MagCloud, a pilot print-on-demand service for magazines: Did you know the average sell-through rate for a magazine is about 30%? The sell-through rate is the rate which a given issue of a magazine will sell from a store. That means 70% of all printed magazines are just stopping by the newsstand on…

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Open Question: What is the Best Use for Print on Demand?

Is print on demand best suited for short print runs and Long Tail plays, or can it be used for more? Come share your thoughts on POD.

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Targeting Small Companies with Small Products

Bill Taylor's short profile of 37 Signals looks at the upside of building small products for small companies: Most technology companies are obsessed with the "enterprise" market — Fortune 500 giants with complicated problems and big budgets. 37Signals builds software for entrepreneurs and small companies where the executives who buy the product also use the product — a market…

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