This article comes from Laura Owen and Paid Content.
Books-A-Million, the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain after Barnes & Noble (not that there’s a lot of competition these days) is tiptoeing into the print-on-demand market: The chain signed a deal with the print-on-demand company On Demand Books to install an Espresso Book Machine in its Portland, Maine store. A second Books-A-Million store will get an Espresso Book Machine “at a later date.”
“This offering means something special for BAM customers, who will now have access to a virtual inventory of seven million titles instantly available to them,” Terrance G. Finley, CEO of Books-A-Million, said in a statement. “Our customers will also be able to print their self-published works or any user generated content, photo books, recipes, etc. in a matter of minutes and pick it up in our store.”
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