It is the time of year when we are awash in “Best of” lists, and many worthy publications have put forth their recommendations for the best books of the year that is about to pass us by. A friend of mine professed herself overwhelmed by the lists, and asked me if I would curate them for her. Here, for Julie and for the rest of you, is my “best of the best,” a list of books I think you should find a time and a place for in your busy schedule.
On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine, has signed with Agate Publishing to make their titles available via the EBM’s unique at point-of-sale channel.
"Agate is looking forward to working with On Demand Books to make our titles available through the Espresso Book Machine. Increasing book sales while working with innovators like ODB is essential to our future success," said Doug Seibold, president of Agate. "Espresso should make it possible for more of our books to be available at more local bookstores. This should be good for Agate's authors and our readers alike."
Eastman Kodak, On Demand Books, and ReaderLink announced they have partnered to revolutionize the way all types of printed books will be marketed, sold and produced at point of sale. The venture brings On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine to national retailers integrated with Kodak Picture Kiosks, giving consumers a full-service, digital-to-print media center for all their custom print needs—from photo books, custom/local self-published titles, to educational supplements, and more.
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.
Tom Allen discusses the growth of the Espresso Book Machine, its potential in the evolving book publishing marketplace, and more.
1 Year The contract term for which best-selling author Gavin de Becker's expanded and updated e-editions of two of his books, "The Gift of Fear" and "Just 2 Seconds," will be available exclusively in Amazon's Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). This is the first time "The Gift of Fear" has been available electronically, and both books will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for one year.