No, thank you. I’ll take some of that awesome Starbucks tea, though.
“The Espresso Book Machine can produce paperbacks in variable combinations of trim sizes between 4.5″ x 5.0″ and 8.25″ x 10.5″ for a production cost less than one cent per page.”
<–And they look like this. How much longer will it be before these are stationed in Barnes & Noble and you can order up and print out your own out of print book before your latte cools? Google Books is already on board. The Economist agrees only experts can tell the difference between POD and offset printing, and that POD printing will likely double (6% of books printed to 15%) in the next 5 years, fueled by university presses and self-publishing. Espresso, and other POD technologies, won’t replace offset printing but it might help fuel book sales, making it easier to get niche titles into people’s hands (not just their e-readers). And I think that’s a good thing.