Here is a concept that has been bubbling for a while and might be soon at a store near you. On Demand company has signed an agreement with Kodak that could make CVS, and other retailers into instant bookstore as well.
On Demand Books said it hopes to begin wrapping its Espresso Book
Machine into Kodak's retailer-based photo kiosks. The unit can
print, bind, and trim a softbound book within a couple of minutes.
By adding in Kodak picture kiosks, the Espresso would also be able
to turn out other photo-related merchandise like photo books. No
word on pricing, but this is great technology.
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This YouTube shows the way books used to be made, all by hand and machines. We have come a long way from those days and modern machines spit books out one-at-a-time on demand. New printing presses act more like high speed copiers. There is no paper and no process from digital book to hard copy book. The video, in old news style, is nine minutes and takes you from typing a manuscript to a mechanically finished book. Interesting to watch. You may remember from a previous Friday Thoughts why paper and pages are the size they are.