Espresso Book Machine Comes to Mardel
Mardel / On Demand Books
The EBM brings convenient, cost-effective, and sustainable technology to Oklahoma readers and authors. Its technology draws books from two sources – in-copyright titles made available by major publishers including Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Hachette, Macmillan, and O’Reilly, and titles that have fallen into the public domain and are made available as scans through the Google Books program. The EBMs have been installed in roughly 80 locations worldwide, including bookstores, libraries, and universities, and content is expected to continue to increase as EBMs are adopted by more venues around the globe.
About the Espresso Book Machine
The EBM provides a new sales channel for publishers and vastly increases the availability of titles for physical bookstores, significantly reducing loss of sales due to books being out-of-stock. Also, the EBM technology offers libraries and bricks-and-mortar retailers the opportunity to become community self-publishing centers, providing a new distribution platform for self-published authors. Finally, the EBM improves overall efficiency and environmental sustainability by eliminating shipping and the return and pulping of unwanted books.
About On Demand Books
On Demand Books was cofounded in 2003 by Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director of Random House; Dane Neller, former CEO of Dean & DeLuca; and Thor Sigvaldason, former technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Espresso Book Machines have been placed in bookstores, libraries, universities, and other locations in the USA, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. In September 2010, On Demand Books and Xerox announced a partnership whereby Xerox will market, sell or lease, and service the Espresso Book Machine worldwide. Made in the USA, Espresso Book Machines are environmentally efficient, reducing production, shipping, and waste. For more information, go to www.ondemandbooks.com.
Mardel Christian & Education is dedicated to equipping the whole person. For over 30 years, Mardel has consistently shaped the Christian retail industry, providing innovative products and services at a great value to customers. With over 40,000 items including books, Bibles, gifts, educational and homeschool resources, church supplies, kids products, music and apparel, Mardel is the ultimate source for products that renew minds and transform lives. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Mardel currently operates 35 stores in seven states and has more than 800 employees. For more information, please visit www.mardel.com.