The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books Makes its Vast Archive Available on the Espresso Book Machine Network
Publisher’s content is fed to the EBM via EspressNet, On Demand Books’ growing digital network of over seven million titles. Much like an iTunes for books, ExpressNet retrieves, encrypts, transmits, and catalogues books from a multitude of English and foreign language content providers (including public domain, in copyright, and self-published titles). Through the SelfEspress software, writers can format, design, edit, and upload their book for printing into a physical book and for inclusion on the EBM catalog. SelfEspress will soon also be able to convert the print file to the ePub format suitable for e- readers.
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. EBM improves overall efficiency and environmental sustainability by eliminating shipping and the return and pulping of unwanted books.