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.
Are you ready to begin your self-publishing journey?