January 5, 2010 – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced the availability of an additional sales channel for its already-published and soon-to-be-published authors—the innovative Espresso Book Machine.
Billed as the “Invention of the Year” in 2007 by Time Magazine, the Espresso Book Machine prints perfect-bound, library-quality books with full-color covers in minutes, immediately at the point of sale, whether it be at a bookstore, a library, or a coffee shop. It is an ATM for book lovers, but only selected books by selected publishers that have been distributed directly to the Espresso Book Machine are available to be printed on-site by the machine.
“Outskirts Press continually explores new distribution opportunities for our authors to increase their chances for success,” stated Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Authors who add the Espresso Book Machine option will open up a whole new world of point-of-sale possibilities. Best of all, participation does not require any new processes or publishing ‘tools’ to master. We take care of all the details. As a full-service company, we take away the work involved in publishing, printing, and distributing books.”
Currently placed primarily in bookstores and libraries, Espresso Book Machines are already at locations in New York, London, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, to name just a few, with more locations being added monthly.
The Espresso Book Machine software protects the security of all titles, tracks each transaction, and remits all sales/royalty data back to the book’s source, where the publisher can report sales earnings to the author. Retail price, discounting, and royalties exactly match the traditional paperback edition; and Outskirts Press Espresso book sales are reported in the exact same manner as paperback sales.
“In essence, this is exactly like selling a black/white paperback via a new retail sales channel like Amazon or Barnes & Noble,” continued Sampson. “The impact of this new channel will be most noticeable when Espresso Book Machines start appearing at Starbucks or similar venues, which I have to believe is only a matter of time. Outskirts Press authors will be prepared for this next revolutionary step in point-of-sale book availability.”
With the addition of the Espresso Book Machine distribution channel, Outskirts Press continues to expand the wide array of publishing and marketing services it offers to authors around the world. In 2008 The Denver Business Journal named Outskirts Press the fastest growing small-to-medium sized company in Colorado and in 2009 Inc Magazine named Outskirts Press one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in America and one of the top five “best of the best” companies on the Inc-500 list.
Select authors currently published through Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Services can add the Espresso Book Machine Edition immediately and conveniently by clicking here.
For more details about Outskirts Press, including a free video and free e-book, visit OutskirtsPress.com.
About Outskirts Press, Inc,:
Outskirts Press, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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6 thoughts on “Leading Self-publishing Company Adds Espresso Book Machine Sales Channel”
In addition to the EBM sites in the UK mentioned, there is one at Blackwell’s bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London. I have visited it and spoken to the manager. The service is so popular he has a two-week wait list. The interest of Outskirts Press in this new technology – an American invention, by the way, is most welcome.
This sounds terrific. How do Outskirts’ authors sign up for this?
Susan Alcott Jardine
THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A.
Hi Susan — As a published author with Outskirts Press, you can order the Espresso distribution option at any time from within your Author’s Center.
How do I get more info on how espresso works.
The costs and how to sign on?
espresso sounds great, but how do Iget more info on how it actually works,
what the costs are and how to sign ip?
Hi Martina — You can get more information about any of our marketing services and order them conveniently from within your Author’s Center.