B&N sees digital future

William Lynch is set to guide the retailer into a the digital. He’s just been named the new CEO of Barnes and Noble.

I don’t have a problem with ebooks. I love my Kindle for travel, but I also love books. I expect both will be with us in the future, but traditional publishing is going to have to adapt. That most likely means printing books as they are ordered, perhaps on site as Harvard’s doing.  As mentioned before, The Northshire Bookstore in Vermont has had success with print on demand, too.

B&N sees digital future

William Lynch is set to guide the retailer into a the digital. He’s just been named the new CEO of Barnes and Noble.

I don’t have a problem with ebooks. I love my Kindle for travel, but I also love books. I expect both will be with us in the future, but traditional publishing is going to have to adapt. That most likely means printing books as they are ordered, perhaps on site as Harvard’s doing.  As mentioned before, The Northshire Bookstore in Vermont has had success with print on demand, too.

the future is now

For awhile now, there’s been a murmuring in the background about onsite printing presses. Imagine walking into your local bookstore , ordering your book and it’s printed up for you on the spot. Harvard’s trying itAs is the Northshire Bookstore in Vermont.  Now, rare books will become more readily available thanks to the Espresso Book Machine

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