Amazon se convierte en editor de Auto-Edición.
Muchos siguen pensando que es sólo una moda y que no tiene mucho que ver con la «edición profesional», pero lo que lulu.com comenzó, es una clara tendencia en Internet.
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Amazon makes move into publishing
30.08.07 Tom Tivnan
Amazon has made its first foray into publishing with a new print-on-demand service for would-be authors. But the launch has prompted a storm of comment across the internet, with Timo Hannay, Nature Publishing Group’s director of web publishing, suggesting that the move could be «the publishing news of the decade».
CreateSpace, currently available only through the US site Amazon.com, is a self-publishing service that enables authors to upload content from a PDF directly onto the internet retailer’s site. The books are printed on demand and shipped within 24 hours from when they are ordered.
The service will compete with print-on-demand companies such as Lightning Source and Antony Rowe, as well as self-publishing companies Lulu and AuthorHouse, and enables authors to set the price for the book. Amazon charges authors a flat $3.15 (