How to get a Book Printed for Personal useWhere can I get a book printed for personal use?
Let Google print millions of public domain textbooks individually
Each of the more than 2 million old enough to go out of the loop of copyrights. In the last seven years, Google has been scanning billions of dust bundles from the piles of the country's top academic library and turning them into retrievable files available anywhere in the planet via the Google Advanced Filter.
Now, in collaboration with On Demand Books, Google Book Search lets users convert these digitally produced prints back into hard copy that are printed by bookshops around the globe. This means you can use the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont, and for less than $10, custom-order your own copy of Dame Curtsey's Book of Canada Making, the third of which was released in 1920 and which can only be found on-line for $47.00.
On Demand Books CEO Dane Neller says the release turns book sales upside down. According to Neller, one of the key advantages is that it allows bookstores to rival Amazon.com by cutting their need for costly books. Further recent retail locations are the University of Michigan Shapiro Library Building in Ann Arbor, the Blackwell Bookstore in London, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, the University of Alberta Bookstore in Edmonton, Canada, and Angus & Robertson Bookstore in Melbourne, Australia.
Next year, the companys hope is to be able to increase the number of presses worldwide to around 90 by selling 60 more presses. From September 29, Bostonians can stop by the private Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have their book printed in front of them. There' s also a certain amount of humor, says Google spokesperson Jennie Johnson, because the bookshop is right next to Harvard's Harvard bookshop, one of the collaborations with Google to turn its million+ titles into the on-line book store of the distant years.
"but you can run their ledgers next door," Johnson said. In other words, On Demand Book is counting on every old book to have 15 users in the new year. What's interesting about these old ledgers? Abundant, according to Google. Knitters found a long-lost book on weaving, reconstructed the heirlooms and even constructed alooms from a long forgotten pattern.
They are already used in Google's results, and visitors can view them all on-line and even free PDF downloads. Neller and Johnson have not speculated on how many of these titles they want to be selling, but Johnson says that about 80 per cent of those published in a given period are considered.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the number of publicly accessible works will soon increase as Congress extended the current level of intellectual property rights in 1999 by two years. It feels like a normal pocket book and is printed with 20 or 24 pound papers, with a heavy material for the thicker ink jet covers, all of which currently have a look.
Whilst turning back some of the pieces of hard copy seems a little difficult for Google, Johnson said it is in line with the company's mission to organize the world's information. He said he'd like to see the tag where Google Book Searchers can push a pushbutton next to a book and find the nearest resident print device, but Google says it's a long way.
So, book purchasers of the futures who want to buy past literature must first go to a bookshop - or get Harvard to use the bike, a new invention of the nineteenth-century, to introduce them to the technologies of the new age.