How To Save Local Bookstores

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to deliver content in the digital age. Here’s a great article that urges bookstores to embrace print-on-demand machines and e-books. I think the author makes some great points. Booksellers earn a greater profit on e-books compared to the old-fashioned variety (yes, the profit may not be a lot in actual dollars, but it’s only a matter of time), and I would love to see local bookstores get a piece of the e-pie. As for print-on-demand, the upfront costs are great, but, as the author points out, rent is killing bookstores, and investing in machinery is a long-term business strategy. What do you think?

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