Amazon.com Hopes P.O.D. Discounts Lure Publishers

June 2006
Book Publishing Report;6/5/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the collaboration between Web retail giant Amazon.com Inc. and its print-on-demand subsidiary BookSurge LLC to create a new revenue stream in their catalogs and keep books in print indefinitely with print-on demand in the U.S. According to Aaron Martin, director of manufacturing-on-demand services at Amazon, the company has discovered that customers were looking for books that were out of print. Amazon hopes to gather up customers on its book scanning services at the BookExpo America


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