In the beginning...
there were books.
And the books were printed and placed in libraries.
And then Google went to the libraries and said 'They are good...but they would be BETTER digitized on Google.com.'
And then Google digitized the out-of-print and out-of-copyright (and actually more than that - don't get me started!) and put them on the Web and Google said "It is good." In fact, a lot of genealogists said that too.
And now, Google has a revolutionary idea...here it comes...wait for it...hold on to your hats...you're not going to see this one coming...here it comes....PRINT BOOKS!
Yes, Google takes the next revolutionary step of partnering to print (also read "sell") the books it worked so hard to digitize.
Google is partnering with On Demand Books to put the new Espresso Book Machine in bookstores and libraries around the world. Watch as they demonstrate how a book can be printed, bound, and delivered from digitized books on Google Books in just about 3 1/2 minutes. Watch the video below...
Who would have thunk it? Books bound in paper? Leave it to Google!