Sunday, February 22, 2009

So long book stores...

So here's what's going to happen, E-readers will continue to drop in price (though not fast enough for my tastes) and meanwhile machines like the Espresso Book Machine will print 250 page books for two dollars a book. Right now the Espresso is only synced up to print public domain books but a savvy company should have no problem getting an Espresso or two, putting together some licensing agreements with publishers and boom. Book store with no over head. New book? Six bucks. Two for the costs, two for the book store, two for whoever owns the rights. If Barnes and Noble doesn't do this it will be somebody else and when raprep can build an Espresso, man, forget about book stores.

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