Book Publishing

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This article in the Times today is pretty interesting. An author (and management professor) is using computer algorithms to generate books from information publicly available online. The web also changes the way the books are sold – many are printed only when a customer orders a copy on Amazon. At least one customer has complained the books aren’t that great – so maybe this isn’t that big a change for right now. But this seems like it could be a big deal as the algorithms improve.

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  1. jpines

    April 15, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

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    In another take, an article in Wired refers to the ability of individuals to design, manufacture and sell just about anything they can imagine. They call this the rise of the instapreneur:

    http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-04/bz_instapreneur

  2. skass

    April 16, 2008 @ 10:03 am

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    I’m sensing some major growth potential here. Anyone know some good venture capital firms we can call?