Archive for the ‘Espresso Book Machine News’ Category

Snapshots Caught on Paper – the IDFA Doclab Atlas of Pentacostalism Project

Friday, November 21st, 2014

From 20 to 30 November, our Espresso Book Machine window display in Amsterdam will be growing steadily with one book per day.

Working together with IDFA Doclab, each morning we will print out the most up-to-date version of the Atlas of Pentacostalism – an expanding record of the fastest growing religion in the world. Because of the unique properties of the EBM, we can keep updating the atlas, every day.

If you order a copy through our site, you will receive the most recent version of the book (up to the 30th of November), but of course you can order at the store as well. Ask for it on the second floor in Amsterdam.

For more information, see and

Edited on 3 December to add the picture of the window, filled with books, at the end of the project.

Change in pricing for self-published books

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The pricing for self-publishing a book on our Espresso Book Machines has changed a bit. We have tied the price more directly to the number of pages your book consists of, plus the cover. In other words, the slimmer your book, the slimmer the price!

Effective immediately, this is the new price scheme (all you literature, arts and language majors, look away now or risk eye-glazing ;-) ):

  • 40 – 179 pages: €3,50 (cover) + €0,05 per page
  • 180 – 200 pages: €12,50
  • 200+ pages: €12,50 + €0,05 per page over 200

For example, if your book has 120 pages, it now costs €3,50 + €0,05×120 = €9,50 per copy (minus 10% if you have a discount card). Compared to the standard €12,50 fee we had before for all books up to 200 pages, that’s a whopping €3 saved on every copy!

The €12,50 handling fee for your initial copy remains the same. Click here for more pricing info.

Waaaaay More Than Fifty Shades

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Spring is about get sprung on us. There is no better way to encourage the happy hormones that come with it than to immerse yourself in a steamy novel, and Siren Publishing is here to deliver. No one can better their enthusiasm for putting out sexy smut, neither in volume nor in heat.

A small selection can be found through this link, but an Advanced Search for ’Siren Publishing’ on our site will yield seas of saucy romps for readers of almost all sexual persuasions. Because these otherwise hard-to-get titles can be printed-and-tightly-bound in our very own stores on our Espresso Book Machines, you won’t have to wait long to get your eager hands on them. They may be so hot off the press that they’re still warm to the touch…

After all, why limit yourself to just fifty shades of gray when you can have the entire color spectrum?

Blogmistress’s note: need even more saucy romance? Then look for Ellora’s Cave books, also printable via our EBMs!

ABC’s Gift Ideas: Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Published Books, Spanish Fiction

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The gift-giving season is upon us – hooray!

The ABC Staff has rummaged through their sections and order lists, and come up with another year’s worth of wonderful gift ideas for you: from fiction to history to cookbooks to children’s books to travel to non-books and onwards.

In a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month, you will find what we think will make great gifts, whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas or just like giving books to people. And since we’re a bookstore, these posts will be alphabetical by subject. :-)

Today you’ll find gift ideas for Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Published Books (on ABC’s Espresso Book Machine) and Spanish Fiction, as picked out by section buyers Tom, Tiemen, JeroenW, Joe and Steven. Bear in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg – come to either one of our stores to browse many, many more titles in any of these subjects.

We are ready as ever to be your personal shoppers again this year, and hope you will find our selections useful and inspiring!

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit pas 2013), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.


Bookmaking Redefined: 22 creatives, 14 covers, 1 book, 1 day

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

During the Amsterdam Urban Innovation Week (15-21 September 2013) organized by PICNIC, 20 people gathered for The Book Fab Lab at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. Their challenge was to create a book in one day, centered on the theme ‘Redefining Growth’. It would be a ‘collection of stories on shifting values’. After a demonstration of the Espresso Book Machine, on which the book would be printed, the enthusiastic participants went to work, guided through the creation process by design expert Joke Mestdagh and journalist Michel Jansen-Dings.

The result of the team’s swift and creative efforts is Redefining Growth, a thoughtful and visually arresting booklet, available with your pick of no less than 14 covers. Click the picture below for a better look at all of them. If you wish to order a copy of the book, click here and specify “Cover # my favorite” in the ‘comment’ section when ordering. Should you forget, no problem, we will use the cover you see with the title in our database.