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HarperCollins' Avon Impulse: Digital trendsetter?

HarperCollins' Avon Impulse: Digital trendsetter?

Though the Avon Impulse business model raises questions, Kassia Krozser says it might just work.

Avon Impulse, a new imprint of HarperCollins, is an all-digital and print-on-demand line that aims to produce one new title per week. Kassia Krozser says if HarperCollins play its cards right, Avon Impulse might be on to something.

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At TOC: A Different Way of Doing Booth Books

At most of our conferences, we sell books from our booth, and last year's TOC Conference was no exception. This year we're trying something a bit different — including a way to browse those books virtually: Test drive the Espresso Book Machine. Near the O'Reilly booth we've arranged a very special debut of the 2nd-generation EBM, and pre-loaded it with…

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Slides from "Making the Case for POD" Webcast

Brian O'Leary had made his slides available from this week's TOC Webcast, "Making the Case for POD." A complete recording of the event will also be posted here soon….

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[TOC Webcast] Tomorrow: Making the Case for Print on Demand

Tools of Change for Publishing will host a free webcast tomorrow at 1 p.m. eastern (10 a.m. pacific). Presenter Brian O'Leary will discuss "Making the Case for Print on Demand." Webcast Overview Publishers who dismiss the use of print-on-demand (POD) technologies as too expensive may be missing an opportunity to better manage their inventory, total costs and the unit…

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[TOC Webcast] Making the Case for Print on Demand

Tools of Change for Publishing will host "Making the Case for Print on Demand," a free webcast with presenter Brian O'Leary, on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. eastern (10 a.m. pacific). Webcast Overview Publishers who dismiss the use of print-on-demand (POD) technologies as too expensive may be missing an opportunity to better manage their inventory, total costs and…

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Amazon Launches UK POD Service; Partner Unknown

TheBookseller says Amazon is launching a print-on-demand service in the United Kingdom: Amazon.com owns POD publisher BookSurge in the US, but the UK business has not divulged who will be handling the printing of POD titles in the UK. In April, a spokesperson for Amazon.co.uk said the company — at that time — had no plans to bring BookSurge to…

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Taking the Leap into All-POD

James Bridle has launched Bookkake, a print-on-demand (POD) publisher focusing on transgressive literature. From booktwo.org: … Bookkake is not in the fortune-building or the fortune-breaking business. Print-on-demand and direct sales mean that we cut out much of the warehousing, distribution, and discounting costs that are currently causing so much trouble in the trade. Order a book from the Bookkake website…

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POD Opens Door to Magazine Experiments and Customization

In this Q&A, Derek Powazek discusses the opportunities the new print-on-demand service MagCloud creates for magazine publishers.

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Budding Authors Use Espresso Book Machine to Publish

The future of print on demand might lie in personal expression. Customers at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT are using the Espresso Book Machine to produce their own titles. From Vermont Public Radio: Since it was installed, some of the store's customers have been using the machine to produce hard-to-find books from a huge online database of titles in the…

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Magazine POD Service Looks to Help Publishers Experiment

Folio interviews the founders of MagCloud, a print-on-demand (POD) service that provides the ability to aggregate magazine content from multiple publishers: Large publishers are as challenged as anyone to reach niche segments efficiently, and likewise have no way to do the kind of hyper-targeted publishing that digital print can provide. We hope MagCloud can help in these ways, not just…

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