What It Would Take To Disrupt The Publishing Industry

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In the eyes of Brooke Warner, one way to truly disrupt the notoriously slow-to-change industry of publishing is to tackle the problem of distribution head-on. A novel method that publishers have tried to address this is through the Book Espresso Machine. It could print a variety of titles on demand inside the confines of a bookshop, but it never gained traction since the print quality was insufficient to justify its high price and extensive maintenance requirements. Read full article here

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