Ingram’s Kelly Gallagher talks about what book distribution encompasses in a more global and digital industry, and how on-demand technology saves everyone money.
‘We don’t have a problem with space,’ says Alexandre Gaudefroy. His bookshop can provide you with one of millions of titles, while you wait. Print-on-Demand has a dedicated foothold in Paris.
‘Our ebook sales have been going up, not down,’ says INscribe’s Larry Norton. And the ‘micro-publishers’ who are scrappy enough to make that happen also want a fast, easier path into print.
Metadata may not just be how your titles are being categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a favorite retailer — and get it out the door.
The Espresso Book Machine proves to be just what’s needed to revive Paris’ venerable ‘PUF’ bookshop: print on demand.
Spain-based Lantia’s crowdfunding platform has become a ‘channel’ for Latin American independent titles, says CEO Enrique Parrilla.
An alliance of Spanish-language publishers has launched Bibliomanager, a print-on-demand platform to deliver books locally, cutting production and distribution costs.
A late arrival and a poor mix of products and pricing means Amazon has ceded ground in India to bookselling startups like Flipkart and Infinibeam.
The Writers Block, a bookstore supported by Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas Downtown Project, has brought literary chops and an expresso book machine to Sin City.
NZCER Press of New Zealand and Knowledge World Publishers of India discuss how they employed Ingram’s Lightning Source POD service to reach new markets abroad.