At a book station many ideas for printing books will be tested with the primary goals of saving resources and avoiding waste while at the same time giving a multitude of stories a stage, and a multitude of people access to stories.
Each book station serves a specific region, and it only prints for the local market, and only when enough orders for a book have accumulated.
The size of a region will be determined by how much business a book stations needs to run smoothly.
In order to make this possible, book stations will need to have contracts with publishers & authors. These contracts would allow book stations to print publications in local editions. This means, instead of trading in printed books, publishers would trade in licences for book editions.
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