The emergence of the Espresso Book Machine represents the growing trend of print on demand (POD) in the book industry. It is one of the greenest innovations in the book market and we are following its development and how well it is accepted by libraries, bookstores and readers. Here you will find links to news and updates on the book espresso machine and other related print on demand topics.
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In this dire time to be a bookseller, the Espresso Book Machine provides a glimmer of hope. Sarah McNally, the owner of McNally Jackson, thought the EBM would be primarily used for academic purposes. After all, New York is filled with colleges and universities, and the machine could easily provide access to rare or out-of-print publications. But she’s been pleasantly surprised: Since its instal- lation in January, the machine has been used almost entirely for self-publishing.
Local readers and writers packed into Politics & Prose on Wednesday night for the official launch of “Opus,” Washington's first print-on-demand Espresso book machine. It's one of only a handful operating in independent bookstores worldwide.
After a flurry of announcements in recent weeks that both HarperCollins and O'Reilly Media have signed with On Demand Books to make their books available on the company's Espresso Book Machine, ODB announced its first major Christian publisher contract with Baker Publishing Group. Under the agreement Baker will make substantially all of its entire paperback list available through the EBM network.
My first experience with the Espresso Book Machine.
There’s a kind of renaissance going on with the printed page right now, perhaps to counter our relatively new fascination with digital publishing. Last month’s NY Art Book Fair was evidence enough that there’s never been a better time for the self- or small independent publisher of paper-based works.
The Darien Library in Darien, Ct. will unveil an Espresso Book Machine at Darien Library's Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 30. The Darien Library will be the first public library on the East Coast to have an EBM on site.
In an era when e-books and tablets are gaining more traction, one long-time New York City entrepreneur has stepped into the fray with a device that weds digital storage capacity with the old-fashioned printing press: a book-making machine.
While New York's downtown indie bookseller McNally Jackson has had the city's first Espresso Book Machine (which can print and bind books from, among other sources, Google Books, Lightning Source, or from files supplied by authors) for about a month, the store held a coming out party for it on Tuesday, February 15.
The trend right now for books may be taking us towards e-readers and paper-like versions of our old best friends. But there's a Kindle rival that aims to keep books around after most people switch to digital.