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…a billion more pages are being printed on demand every month, though they are still a tiny fraction of the 1.7 trillion pages printed last year. Online retailing and the rise of e-books have spurred the growth in on-demand printing. Amazon is one of the biggest customers for Lightning Source.
Lightning Source has a database of 9 million titles, 8 million of which are in the public domain.
Lightning Source, an on-demand publisher, is a division of Ingram. Larry Brewster from Lightning Source also comments.
The report includes a few words from Ingram CEO, Skip Prichard.
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Runs about 4 minutes.
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It also includes comments from Brewster and Prichard.
A text transcript is also available.