Demand Books

On Demand Books, the New York-based company behind the Espresso Book Machine (described by the company as “an ATM for books”) has just announced the EBM’s 31st location in the United States: R.J. Julia Booksellers, a decades-old independent shop located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut. If you happen to find yourself in the area next weekend, [...]

Brooklyn Public Library and On Demand Books, the owner of the patented Espresso Book Machine®, will launch a pilot program for Here Is Brooklyn at Central Library’s Dweck Center on May 30 at 9:30AM.  Here Is Brooklyn is a creative writing program for Brooklyn schoolchildren.  These students, from Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, will read aloud from their stories, poems and short non-fiction pieces about growing up in Brooklyn.

Bookmasters, Inc., and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered into an agreement to enable a wide array of Bookmasters’ distribution clients’ titles to be available through EBM’s fast-growing “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel.

Vance Alexander sent 35 query letters to publishers and agents to pitch his book, a historical novel about a young slave in 1801 Connecticut who escapes to Canada. No one bit. So the retired architectural designer decided to publish it himself. He joined more than 100 aspiring authors at the library in Darien, Conn., on a recent Thursday night for a demo of the technology ready to fulfill their literary ambitions: the Espresso Book Machine. About five feet high and eight feet wide, it turns a manuscript into a warm paperback, bound and trimmed, in under five minutes.

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