The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books Makes its Vast Archive Available on the Espresso Book Machine Network
New York, NY (8 March 2012) – The Society for the Preservation for Hebrew Books / HebrewBooks.org, in conjunction with their integration partner Shaftek Enterprises LLC, and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), a Xerox solution, have entered into an agreement to make their archive of over 50,000 Hebrew language books (seforim) available from EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” (DPR) sales channel. This agreement will enable readers to gain access to print editions of a vast library of Torah study materials that were previously available only in digital form.
“This a truly extraordinary archive of Hebrew language books,” says Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books, “and we’re very proud to be able to play a role in making these titles available in print form.”
Mr. Chaim Rosenberg, the Director of the Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books, commented on the announcement: “we are pleased to continue to make available tens of thousands of books are no longer in print”.
“We are very excited to write a new chapter in our partnership with HebrewBooks.org by providing access to these invaluable materials in print form almost instantly at many retail and library locations available worldwide via the EBM network” added Yakov Shafranovich, managing partner of Shaftek Enterprises LLC. He elaborated further that “this new agreement perfectly complements our existing channels and will also serve as a unique opportunity to let more people know about the invaluable free digital archive located at HebrewBooks.org”.
The EBM is the only digital-to-print at-retail solution on the market today. With the push of a button, books can be printed, bound, and trimmed in any standard size to a bookstore-quality, perfect-bound paperback book, with a full-color cover, in minutes. Customers pay for the book and are able to walk out the store with it in hand.
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