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Netlibrary and short run printers...

Not directly relevant to Liblicense, but an interesting annoucement anyway

Chuck Hamaker

US and International Printers Join with netLibrary to Create the First
Truly Global Short-Run Digital Book Printing Service

BOULDER, CO - February 7, 2001 - netLibrary Inc., a leading provider of
eBooks and Internet-based content and collection management services,
today announced the launch of the Global Print Solution(tm), a short-run
digital printing service that allows publishers to make their content
available to a secure network of quality digital book manufacturers. The
service allows publishers to increase the number of titles they consider
for short-run printing by decreasing costs associated with title
conversion and print procurement. The combination of eBooks and short-run
printing enables publishers to better manage overall costs and forecasts.

netLibrary has signed agreements with premier short-run printers in North
America, including Bookmobile, Dehart's Printing Service, Edwards
Brothers, Integrated Book Technology (IBT) and Matrix Digital Printing.
netLibrary has also signed agreements with leading international printers
including Antony Rowe and Basingstoke Press in the United Kingdom, dBooks
in Australia and Silkbook.com in Hong Kong and Taiwan.