Online retailer Amazon has launched print on demand (POD) publishing in the UK, reports Graham Neill for The Bookseller. The idea is to sell previously out-of-print and foreign language titles, greatly increasing the number of 'new' books available for sale.
Several leading publishers have already signed up, including Faber and Harper Collins. Unlike in the US, publishers do not have to use Amazon's own POD company.
The article also talks about using POD for "innovative new approaches to publishing" - suggesting that new titles will increasingly be published using POD.