Book Machines Near the Tipping Point?

Retailing for $185,000, the Espresso Book Machine, developed by On Demand Books, costs more than the annual revenue of some independent bookstores. But with a new partnership with the American Booksellers Association to help get frontlist and midlist titles from mainstream houses (something that has eluded ODB to date), an agreement with HarperCollins for some backlist titles with the promise of new releases at some point in the future, and more involvement from Xerox, the EBM could be poised to become a bookstore staple. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book

Springer Nature has published its first machine-generated title, a chemistry book offering an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Joy of Waterboiling is hot tip for oddest book title prize

This year’s shortlist also includes Jesus on Gardening, Equine Dry Needling and Why Sell Tacos in Africa?A book that celebrates Germany’s timesaving contribution to global cuisine is among the contenders for the 2018 Diagram prize for the oddest title of the year. The Joy of Waterboiling may... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Italy’s Stefano Mauri in Madrid: Three Points of Digital Impact on the Book Market

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Wellcome Book Prize Goes to Mark O’Connell for ‘To Be a Machine’

Mark O'Connell wins the Wellcome Book Prize for surveying transhumanist ideas of "improving our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better." The post Wellcome Book Prize Goes to Mark O’Connell for ‘To Be a Machine’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Book Hive launches Page Against the Machine

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Rights Tips: German Children’s Books to Watch for at Frankfurt

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Machine Learning: Can a Computer Judge a Book By Its Cover?

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West Marin's Point Reyes Books Changes Hands

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9 Tips for a Memorable 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair

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