|title||PRINT ON DEMAND IN SWEDEN: FOUR PROJECTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS|
|source||Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices : Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999/Edited by John W.T.Smith, Anders Ardö, Peter Linde. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 1999. 326 p. ISBN: 1-891365-04-5|
|summary||Print on demand in Sweden is nothing brand new. The technique has been used by publishers and printers for several years, but until two years ago almost never for the open book market. This use of print on demand is still only in the beginning of its development.
When starting my investigation of Swedish printing on demand last year in March,1 I could find one (1) Swedish project marketing and selling print on demand produced books on the Internet. Today there are four similar projects and one more is taking shape as I speak. Even though these four projects in motion have not got more than a year to produce and make progress, I think it is possible to discover some trends. In this paper I intend to present some background material about Swedish print on demand, some facts about the four projects and their production and finally some of my thoughts about the future of print on demand in Sweden. Note that a updated version of this paper is available at: http://www.kur.se/aktuella-skrifter.html#Peurellpod
|keywords||Electronic commerce, Print on demand|
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|last changed||2003/04/11 15:44|