2013-01-28 08:42:37.901443-08 by Dan Lyke 4 comments
I frankly don't know if the physical book will survive the ebook, whether this is Kodak making a better film camera, but it does not bode well for the bookstore.
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It sounds interesting, but going into business now with Kodak is a bit like chaining yourself to a corpse. What do they bring to the table you can't get elsewhere? The photobook stuff is nice, but if I want a book to read I'll just cut out the middleman and go for the Kindle.
Hmm, if I owned a small coffee shop chain I think I would be trying to make a deal with On Demand.
Why buy a book at a brick and mortar if you can't at least look through it first? You might as well order it over the net where it will undoubtedly be cheaper.
I think at this point retailers have to be asking "what's going to be worth the premium for same day vs next day delivery". It's been years since I went to the bookstore to browse, I do all my book discovery on-line.
Which is why I asked if this was Kodak making a better film camera.
But with the shopping list becoming the Amazon Prime order, and Amazon putting in warehouses so that same or next-day delivery becomes the norm, the only thing really missing here is someone who wants to take the Trader Joe's/CostCo remaindering/surplus model. At least beyond Woot.
Then the same day things for me become produce, and the hardware necessary to finish a project on a weekend afternoon.
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