Espresso Book Machine now generally available in the US, Canada to come
February 17, 2011 | 10:41 am
By Paul Biba
General availability of the machine began on February 15. Here’s the press release. I note that it will be available in Canada next month.
Self publishers can print their latest manuscripts at the corner bookstore, classical books are now available for purchase on demand at libraries, cruise-goers can leave their books at home and print reading materials on the ship. All of this is possible with the Espresso Book Machine®, A Xerox Solution. Available for installation starting today, U.S. bookstores, libraries, universities and other retail outlets can purchase or lease the Espresso Book Machine. The print on demand device can produce a book in minutes.
The Espresso Book Machine gives businesses new ways to drive revenue and serves readers hungry for content on demand. The machine is powered by the Xerox 4112® Copier/Printer, which can quickly print, bind and trim bookstore-quality paperbacks with color covers.
Developed by On Demand Books, the print-at-retail model includes the EspressNet™ software system, which connects the machine to a vast repository of content, allowing consumers to print millions of copyrighted, public-domain and self-published books on demand.
To help drive business, Xerox offers the ProfitAccelerator® Espresso Book Machine Essentials kit that provides marketing and sales tips – as well as a “how to” guide familiarizing owners with technical aspects of the solution.
The Espresso Book Machine will be available in Canada beginning next month and in other markets in the future.