In recent years, publishers, such as Random House and HarperCollins, have been turning to new technologies, such as print-on-demand (POD) and e-ink, to cut costs, to broaden their audiences, and to adapt to the challenging economic climate. Similarly, authors have been turning to these non-traditional outlets to bypass the established acquisition process and publish their works in the manner they want. This does not necessarily mean in just print form. Technological advances have revolutionized many industries; however, some of the technolgical developments in publishing arguably may eliminate the book as it currently exists: printed, bound, tangible. This thesis explores whether print-on-demand, e-ink, and traditional printing can co-exist.
Leal, Kendra Mae, "Technology: Friend or Foe to the Publishing Industry" (2009). Master of Science in Publishing. 9.