The gap between small, independent book publishers and the big houses is narrowing. At least in terms of technology. According to a story in the NYT independent publishers will now have access to the kind of digital book technology that the large publishing houses have long deployed. Under the umbrella of a new service called Constellation (and negotiated between several tech companies and Perseus), the indies will be able to utilize electronic readers, digital book search, print-on-demand among other digital resources with the “same speed and flexibility as the larger companies.”

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