Espresso Book Machine

One Small Publisher’s Experiences with the Espresso Book Machine from On-Demand Books

By a TeleRead Contributor
February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caleb Mason As a small publisher of literary fiction, I am very grateful to have a retail resource like Espresso On- Demand Books. Publerati will have three titles available through the Espresso Book Machine Network this spring, and although there are a number of unique challenges to marketing [...]

Self-publishing gets solid with SelfEspress

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Self-publishing took one more step into the physical world with the announcement by On Demand Books, “creators of the patented Espresso Book Machine® (“EBM”) technology,” of SelfEspress, “ODB’s new online self-publishing platform.” This system appears designed to [...]

Morning Links: B&N testing espresso machines. In defense of Amazon

By Joanna Cabot
September 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Morning Roundup: Smashwords Read an eBook Week promotion. Books-a-Million pleased with Espresso pilot

By Joanna Cabot
March 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is Genre Fiction Creating a Market for Lemons? (Dear Author) Two decisions have converged during the rise of ebooks to make low-production-value, low-priced books much more commonplace. The first is the original decision by the Big 6 publishers to conspire illegally to set and maintain high prices [...]

HuffPost buys into Espresso model to save bookstores

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Yes, the Huffington Post appears to have bought into the print-on-demand Espresso Book Machine model as the solution to bookstores’ woes in the digital age. Or at least, travel writer columnist Eytan Levy does. In his piece “How to Save Local Bookstores in Two Easy Steps,” he [...]

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Joins the Espresso Book Machine Network

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

As an unabashed vending machine fanatic and someone who’s been involved with the publishing industry for the better part of my adult life, I’ve long been intrigued by the Espresso Book Machine, owned by On Demand Books. There are currently more than seven million titles available in On [...]

Morning Links — Barnes & Noble VP on tablets and e-readers

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble VP Jim Hilt on Tablets, eReaders & Discoverability (Good E-Reader) iOS Newstand App Offers Early Peek at New Magazines (GigaOM) As Tablets Supplant eReaders, New Challenges Arrise for Publishers (The Digital Shift) Penguin to Distribute POD Books Via Espresso Book Machine [...]

New 3D-photographic scanner will capture 250 book pages per minute

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

CNet has a report on a new book scanner (Japanese) from Dai Nippon Printing that takes and corrects three-dimensional images of book pages, allowing for them to be scanned at the amazing rate of 250 pages a minute, meaning that the average book could be captured in little more than two to three [...]

An Espresso Book Machine Comes to Connecticut

By libertyc
September 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

On Demand Books, the New York-based company behind the Espresso Book Machine (described by the company as “an ATM for books”) has just announced the EBM’s 31st location in the United States: R.J. Julia Booksellers, a decades-old independent shop located in the shoreline town [...]

Espresso Book Machine comes to South Africa

By libertyc
July 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

South African IT news site IT Web reports that the University of Johannesburg has just acquired an Espresso Book Machine of its very own. Most of the article summarizes what we already well know about the print-on-demand machine and its uses for printing and binding store-quality paperbacks in mere [...]

Borderlands bookstore owner recalculates; Espresso not so expensive after all

By libertyc
June 15, 2012 // 2 Comments

About a month ago, I covered a blog post by Alan Beatts, proprietor of the Borderlands bookstore in San Francisco, in which he did some back-of-envelope calculations to determine that it could take over a decade for profits to pay down the cost of an Espresso. I just now received an email from Mr. [...]

The Espresso is too expensive for independent bookstores, says owner of San Francisco’s Borderlands Books

By libertyc
May 22, 2012 // 9 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned the Harvard Book Store, which features an Espresso Book Machine which it uses to help it stay relevant in its market, and pondered why it is that more stores aren’t following its example. As it turns out, Alan Beatts has a definitive answer to that on the blog of his [...]

Bookmasters titles to be available on Espresso Book Machine

By Paul Biba
May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

One of the biggest problems with the EBM is the lack of titles in its catalog.  Now, Publishers Weekly is reporting that Bookmasters will make its distribution clients’ more than 50K POD titles available through the EBM under an agreement with On Demand Books. From the press release: [...]

Harvard Book Store offers proof independent bookstores can survive digital age

By libertyc
May 14, 2012 // 3 Comments

Can bookstores survive in an e-book world? Leigh Beadon of Techdirt thinks they can, if they play to their strengths. Beadon points out that when people talk nostalgically about bookstores, they are usually referring to their local independent stores, not the soulless big box chains. Where the big [...]

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