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Kensington Titles Coming to an Espresso Book Machine Near You
June 25, 2012
From Publishing Business Today
New York, NY (June 19, 2012) – Kensington, the independent publisher known for innovative and wide-ranging publishing, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine program (EBM), via arrangement with Lightning Source, making its titles available through EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel.
“Kensington is thrilled to be part of the Espresso Book Machine network. Even as digital book sales continue to grow, bookstores remain an important place for customers to shop for physical books. The goal of this initiative is to give the local bookseller the ability to provide customers with a larger selection of Kensington titles in their hands,” said Steven Zacharius, President and CEO, Kensington Publishing Corp. “For authors this is a win-win as their titles—both front and backlist—will be more broadly available.”