Says the NYT today, in the course of mourning the demise of America's fourth-largest bookstore chain, a Midwestern outfit called Book World:
Here is one way to measure the upheaval in bookselling: Replacing Book World as the fourth-largest chain, Publishers Weekly says, will be a company that had no physical presence a few years ago. That would be Amazon, which having conquered the virtual world has opened or announced 15 bookshops, including at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan.
(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)
C. Gold wrote:
That would rock! File a POD request and watch it print your book. Ooh!
If you're ever in the Boston area, go to the Harvard Book Store in the square. They have an Espresso machine. They also run an annual contest for short fiction writers, and the winning entries are compiled into an anthology that's printed off the machine.