Portland State gets book-publishing machine
Monday, October 18, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Frustrated authors might start heading to Portland State University's bookstore. The school has acquired a machine that lets anyone publish a 300-page paperback book in minutes for just $11.95.
The Oregonian reports that the university has teamed with Hewlett-Packard and Lulu, an online self-publishing service. The school says the real advantage of the print-on-demand machine, called Odin Ink, will be for professors to produce textbooks tailored to their needs for much lower prices.
Portland State is one of three schools in the country that are trying out the machines. The others are Arizona State University and the University of Kansas.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com