The things I learn from Vinnie Kinsella, who is designing my book even as I write this. Recently he told me about Powell’s Books new Espresso Book Machine. If Powell’s doesn’t have a book you want, as long as it’s listed in their catalog, you can print yourself one—a library-quality paperback—on the spot.
Talk about cutting edges. The machine is not only on the cutting edge of publishing, it does the edge cutting. Literally.
Vinnie is working with the folks at Powell’s to print some prerelease copies of my book for an early-October workshop. I’ve heard of printing on demand, but who ever heard of books while you wait? You want cream and sugar with that?