While we're all talking about the future of publishing, let me ask you... is POD (print-on-demand) the wave of the future? And, how so? Self-publishing? The printing of older, copyright-free books? Backlist/otherwise out-of-print books? All of the above, plus something I haven't thought of yet?
Today I leave it to you to decide for yourself. Here are my videos of the new POD machine that lives at my local indie bookstore (and click here for the bookstore's press release):
Pages printing, view #1
Pages printing, view #2
Some finished books as printed by the POD machine
The binding & cutting stages (about 3 minutes)
Taking too long to upload... perhaps this link will work...