Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Espresso Book Machine

Shelf Awareness reports that, beginning in May, Lightning Source (a print-on-demand company) is launching a pilot program to provide about 85,000 titles from 13 publishers on Espresso Book Machines. The machines will soon be installed in 15 locations around the world. The Espresso Book Machine can produce a paperback book in mere minutes.

Participating publishers include Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Macmillan, and Norton.


3 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I remember being so excited when I first heard about them, thinking of course I could go to the library and get a latte or something!

mike mitchell said...

A book printing machine? In bookstores and libraries? Hmmmmm....

An Anonymous Child said...

I have to wonder if something like this will increase independent publishing or if all it will do is increase the amount of mass-market paperbacks released to the public. It sounds brilliant on the one hand, but the other (more likely) outcome is fairly depressing.