Saturday, 19 September 2009

Do you want an espresso with your google?

Out of the back of digital archiving and access to rare and out of print media I've been banging on about services like faber finds and how this will eventually cause a revolution in the book trade. There's now an interesting post on Wired about how you can now order paper copies of digitised out of print books via a range of booksellers in the US.

I'm now waiting (a) for the LuLu's and CreateSpaces of the world to start offering this as a mail order service, and (b) for your local Borders or A&R to start offering a service where you can bring in an sd card with a book dowloaded from Project Gutenberg or whoever to your e-reader originally and which you can then turn into a printed book for a few bucks

It's going to be an interesting couple of years ...

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