The latest and greatest in book publishing, the Espresso Book Machine 2.0 by Jason Epstein, a Time Magazine “Invention of the Year”:


What Gutenberg’s press did for Europe in the 15th century digitization and the Espresso Book Machine will do for the world tomorrow.


Library quality paperbacks at low cost, identical to factory made books, printed direct from digital files for the reader in minutes, serving a radically decentralized world-wide multilingual marketplace. In essence, an ATM for books.


[there is one at our very own Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Vermont!]


At least it is still a BOOK… though what I could not find was the cost of one of these 5 minute wonders [one article mentions about 15c / page which would equal $37.50 for a 250-page book…]