Kodak, On Demand Books and ReaderLink Join Forces for In-Store Book Printing
The partnership will involve North American retailers during 2012 and then expand internationally in 2013. The integrated Kodak Picture Kiosk and On Demand Books solution will include the following features and functionality:
- Integration of the Espresso Book Machine and EspressNet with the Kodak Picture Kiosk.
- Ability to print and bind paperback photo books using Kodak Printers in just minutes.
- Access to more than 7 million in-copyright or public domain books via On Demand’s digital database.
- Assistance with creation and ability to print self-published books of all types.
- Reporting of transactions and customer analytics to both retailers and publishers.
Kodak has a market leadership position in the photo category with worldwide installations of kiosks with national retailers such as CVS/pharmacy in the United States, DM in Germany and Officeworks in Australia, among many others.
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.
About On Demand Books
On Demand Books was cofounded in 2003 by Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director of Random House; Dane Neller, former CEO of Dean & DeLuca; and Thor Sigvaldason, former technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Espresso Book Machines have been placed in bookstores, libraries, universities, and other locations in the USA, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. Made in the USA, Espresso Book Machines are environmentally efficient, reducing production, shipping, and waste.
ReaderLink Distribution Services is the largest full-service book distributor in the North America and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. ReaderLink is located in Oak Brook, IL.