On Demand Books

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 [...]

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 [...]

An Espresso Book Machine Comes to Connecticut

By Dan Eldridge
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 [...]

The other Amazon-publisher disagreement: print on demand

By Chris Meadows
April 29, 2012 // 10 Comments

Everyone is paying attention to the e-book pricing fight against Amazon right now, but Bloomberg Businessweek reports there’s another disagreement going on between Amazon and the publishers behind the scenes that nobody has really noticed: the question of print on demand. Amazon already offers [...]

Xerox to sell and service Espresso Book Machines

By Chris Meadows
September 29, 2010 // 3 Comments

I mentioned earlier this month that On Demand Books’s COO said it was poised to expand placement of its Espresso Book Machines to more locations. Now we see how: Engadget reports that Xerox is starting to get behind the Espresso Book Machine in a major way, planning to resell, lease, and service [...]

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