If Kodak has its way, the future of books I’ve been envisioning since 2008 may finally become a reality. Can you imagine book kiosks where you can select among millions of books from bestsellers to obscure out of print classics? Hundreds of thousands of locations conveniently located nearby? Print books on demand with the ease you thought only available with eBooks?
Here’s the news from Publisher’s Weekly: “Kodak is working with On Demand to integrate the Espresso Book Machine, currently available in only a handful of bookstores and libraries, with the KODAK Picture Kiosk at 105,000 locations worldwide. The integrated kiosks, which will begin to go live late this year in the U.S., will have more than 7 million books available through On Demand. The kiosks will also have the capability to handle self-published books.”
You can read more about this game changing news at Publisher’s Weekly. I am very, very excited this morning!