Self-Publishing on the Espresso Book Machine®
A library or bookstore exists to help readers connect with the books they want, and now, with our Espresso Book Machine (EBM), we're eager to help authors connect their works with others. This is your opportunity to turn your novel, poetry, journal, family history, or even your collection of family recipes, into actual, beautiful, readable objects. The EBM will transform your work into a paperback book complete with a full color cover and a black and white interior, indistinguishable from books produced by traditional publishers.
There are no minimum print runs, so you can print as many or as few copies of your book as you want, when you want. You can even print a work-in-progress, uploading revised files and printing new versions at any time. You can offer your book for sale or keep it private (printable only by you) - whichever best suits your project. And if you do choose to make your book available for sale, you retain all rights to your work and are responsible for setting your own retail price.
The EBM's EspressNet®For many authors, printing a book is only the first step. Now you can also make your book available on any other Espresso Book Machine worldwide. The EBM's EspressNet makes it possible for your book to be accessible to anyone interested in your work but who happens to live in another state or even another country. Our EspressNet program is included as part of our Standard Self-Publishing Set-Up. Should you elect to sell your work over EspressNet, all sales are tracked and payment flows back to you, the author, consistent with the consignment program offered by your EBM location.
EBM Shelves Program
EBM books on display at a library or bookstore are offered for sale as part of the EBM Shelves program (available at select locations). You set the retail price of your book and retain all rights to your work. You prepay the print cost, and when your book sells you receive the full retail amount less a consignment fee per copy.
Your readers can also order your book online and the EBM location will print copies on demand to fill their orders. For each book sold, the EBM location will retain an amount to cover print costs plus the consignment fee (varies by location) and remit the balance back to you. For more information pertaining to all aspects of the self-publishing program, simply contact an Espresso Book Machine consultant at a EBM location to schedule an appointment.