Who Does Best with the Espresso Book Machine

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May 2012
by Linda Carlson

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Two years ago, publishers of all sizes were enthusiastic about the potential of the Espresso Book Machine then being introduced. Today it’s the booksellers who are excited about the potential of this print-on-demand equipment—and the booksellers who are seeing profits.

(For the view from March 2010, see Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look at the Espresso Book Machine in Action.)

As you may remember, the EBM’s creator, On Demand Books, worked with Lightning Source and GoogleBooks as well as directly with publishers to compile a catalog of millions of titles, both copyrighted and public domain, that consumers could select for immediate printing in bookstores.

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