Finishing elements add cost, but they also add value. As print fights for its place in a digital world, we must find ways to make print more interesting and attractive. Print has a tactile advantage over books on screens: Print moves you without moving. Here are nine techniques for help enhance the "curb appeal" (to borrow a real-estate term) of your printed product.
On October 17, the Sacramento Public Library installed the Espresso Book Machine (r), a Xerox Solution (EBM), in its Central Branch location downtown.
Library Director Rivkah Sass said, "We are committed to developing a community based publishing center called I Street and the Espresso Book Machine is an essential part of that dream. We are telling the citizens of Sacramento County, 'Have a book inside? We can print it for you!'"
Ricoh, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced that BR Printers has chosen the InfoPrint 5000 to meet the high demands of its customers who sought both color and monochrome short runs of books.
Local readers and writers packed into Politics & Prose on Wednesday night for the official launch of “Opus,” Washington, DC’s first print-on-demand Espresso book machine. It’s one of only a handful operating in independent bookstores worldwide.
Darien Library and On Demand Books will be introducing an Espresso Book Machine® (EBM) at Darien Library’s Annual Meeting. It will make available to the Library’s patrons and community print-on-demand purchase of millions of public-domain and out-of-print volumes.
On Demand Books the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), has announced it will register the EBM network of over 7 million (and growing) paperback titles with Google Merchant Center. As a result, all EBM titles will become available for discovery and purchase via the Google Books website and the Google "Shopping" feature.
During the past 18 months, digital printing has dramatically increased its penetration of the book market. The recession has in some cases provided a boost to digital book manufacturing, as publishers take a harder look at their processes and cut back on inventory and waste.
On Demand Books, and SharedBook, have entered into an agreement to distribute AcademicPub and Everything2Print content at point of sale via the EBM sales channel.
The American Booksellers Association (ABA) and On Demand Books (ODB), the maker of the Espresso Book Machine(r) (EBM), have entered a joint marketing agreement whereby the ABA will market the EBM to member bookstores and help permission publisher titles to the EBM sales channel.