Singapore Introduces Vending Machines Of Books
The devices are being stocked by a bookstore as a promotion of local writers
Many authors know that writing a book is the easy part these days. The promotion, marketing and getting the book in front as many peoples' eyes as possible is difficult. In an effort to help promote local writers in Singapore, an independent bookstore has unveiled two book vending machines at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and at the Singapore Visitor Center.
The vending machines carry 120-150 books with between 20-22 titles by Singapore publishers. Books are dispensed with a push of a few buttons after payment. The vending machines cost SGD$9,900 each and were set up through a grant from SPRING Singapore. The goal of the vending machines is to get provide accessibility and increase recognition of books written in Singapore.