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Print on Demand: Make That a Double

As if you needed another reason to avoid the bookstore, you can now buy your book from an Espresso Book Machine, which prints and binds (albeit without flashy cover imagery, photos, etc.) your book of choice in just a few minutes. There are about five of them in the U.S., reports Publishers Weekly, and they were recently launched in the U.K. as well. At around $43 for a 300-page book and no wait time for out-of-stock or rare titles, will “book espresso” take off? And if so, what does the future look like for publishers, Kindle sales, or jacket designers? [%comments]