Introducing ABC's Espresso Book Machine
The Espresso Book Machine® (the “EBM”), a Time Magazine “Best Invention of 2007,” provides a revolutionary
direct-to-consumer distribution and print model for books. Described as “the ATM of books,” the EBM Version 2.0 is a fully integrated patented book-making machine that can automatically print, bind, and trim on demand at point of sale perfect-bound library-quality paperback books with full-color covers (indistinguishable
from a book on our bookstore shelf) in minutes.
The EBM is connected to a vast network of
discrete digital repositories, enabling instant distribution
of over 3,000,000 titles: trade, public-domain
, academic, foreign-language, self-published, and other content. Some specific examples include:
- Publisher clients of Lightning Source, Inc.™,
including Hachette, McGraw-Hill, Simon &
Schuster, WW Norton, Macmillan, John Wiley,
and others. This part of the EBM database consists of more than 1.5 million titles and is included in our regular online database here at www.abc.nl.
- Google Books (public-domain titles) (as of January 2011);
- Open Content Alliance (see also The Internet Archive) (as of January 2011);
- Numerous major publishers, content aggregators, and foreign-language content, representing
additional titles, journals, and other material.
ABC's Espresso Book Machine is not just for books that already exist: Give us a digital copy of your own formatted text and we’ll turn it into a book!
Imagine submitting your manuscript to a publisher already in book form. Or how about having your dissertation, family cookbook, memoirs or poems made into a book for in you in less time than takes to go grab a coffee! There's no minimum – we can make one copy of your book or a hundred!
self publishing operating hours
It is possible to have your "self published" books printed (if brought on USB sticks) from Sunday to Friday until 15h00, depending on our specialized operators being available. A quick "upload and print" depends on the files being as described in the guidelines
If you want to be sure, please call
ahead and make an appointment with them or email via firstname.lastname@example.org (Amsterdam)
or email@example.com (The Hague)