Have you ever seen an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action? It’s quite an amazing sight. Think of it like a vending machine for books. You step in front of the machine, make your selection, and the book prints right there in plain sight. How’s that for “print on demand”?
Here’s a brief video that shows you how it works:
Here are a few quick facts about the Espresso Book Machine:
- All EBM books are perfect bound with paperback covers.
- A typical book can be produced in three to four minutes.
- The trim size variable for Outskirts Press books is between 5″ x 8″ to 8.25″ x 10.5″
There is only one downfall to the Espresso Book Machine: there aren’t enough books available on this platform. As a matter of fact, even though we offer a painless and affordable option that allows almost all of our self-published authors (with the exception of Emerald authors) to take advantage of this extra distribution, there are many authors who haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity to reach a wider audience.
Right now, many Espresso Book Machines can be found on college campuses. You can find a full list here: http://www.ondemandbooks.com/ebm_locations.php. Keep in mind, though, the list of locations is constantly expanding.
Outskirts Press authors can purchase EBM distribution by logging into their Publishing Center and clicking to view our suite of available Marketing Solutions.
Are you ready to begin your self-publishing journey?