The Future of Publishing?

Yesterday, the Grumpy Vegan was book shopping in London’s West End before going on to the excellent talk given by American environmentalist, Lester Brown, which was organized by Compassion In World Farming.

In Blackwell’s book shop in the Charing Cross Road he saw for the first time the print-on-demand machine that he’s heard so much about. You give them a computer file with your manuscript on it. Hey Presto! You’re given a published copy of your book.

It was simultaneously strangely compelling and disturbing. But is it the future of publishing?

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