May 25, 2022

New POD Program from Harper Collins: "Out of Stock, Still in Luck: Print-on-Demand Expands"

Title: Out of Stock, Still in Luck: Print-on-Demand Expands (by Jeffrey Trachteberg, Subs Only)
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Source: Wall St. Journal

From a WSJ Article:

Their vision was aided Thursday by HarperCollins Publishers Inc. which said it would make about 5,000 current paperbacks available to bookstores through On Demand Books LLC’s Espresso Book Machine. The desk-sized device can custom print a book in just a few minutes. That means even if a physical copy is not in stock, it’s still available almost immediately.


HarperCollins estimates 25% to 80% of its trade paperback titles aren’t available in bookstores because of space considerations.

The company’s on-demand offerings, which represent more than half of its current active list of 8,500 trade paperbacks, will go on sale in November and will include some children’s titles.

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