From Shelf Awareness:

HarperCollins today is launching its Comprehensive Backlist Program that will enable independent bookstores with Espresso Book Machines to promote much of the company’s backlist through a combination of “a core assortment” of printed books on the shelves and in-store “digital-to-print at retail.” The program encompasses thousands of adult trade paperback titles and some YA paperbacks. For now, illustrated books, picture books and some other titles are not included.

The program officially begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time, when the initial nine participating stores will simultaneously print a copy of Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett. (Patchett became an independent bookseller last year when she co-founded Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tenn.)

More info, including a list of locations,  in the article.


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