Book Machines Might Save Book Stores

Books A Million is the first chain to install on-demand physical book machines. These will be Espresso Book Machines from On Demand Books

BAM customers have access to seven million titles, many from major publishers including  Random House, W.W. Norton, and Simon & Schuster. Customers can also print self-published works or any user-generated content pick it up in the store.

This could offer the same instant gratification as an ebook. The trick will be to satisfy the eye-catching cover attraction and browsing behavior of books already in the story.

And why couldn’t this machine offer an ebook download via WiFi?


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