The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) can print, bind and trim a library quality paperback book on demand in minutes, one copy at a time. Search the millions of titles available to print, or publish your own book.
|Cover Design||$30.00 per hour|
|Editing||$25.00 per hour|
|Scanning and File Conversion||$20.00 per hour|
|Basic||$0.05 per page|
|Recycled Paper||$0.07 per page|
|Matte Cover||Free (included)|
|Glossy Cover||$5.00 per book|
Print-On-Demand is designed to print the books you want when you want them. Out-of-print? No problem.
Our online database has over 4 million titles to choose from, including rare and out-of-print books that don't
deserve to be forgotten. Print-on-demand is the environmentally friendly way to get the books you want without
wasting resources on overprinting, shipping and warehousing.
The Espresso Book Machine prints these books for you, in the bookstore.
Journals, course materials, conference handbooks, memory books ' the only limit is your imagination.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Espresso Book Machine is located in the Textbook Department on the lower level. You can watch the robotic process from start to finish.
The machine process only takes 4 minutes. However, preparing the files can take longer, and there may be a project queue ahead of you. We will do our best to accommodate your timeline.
No. The process is called 'perfect-bind' and is the same process used by book publishers.
Yes. Check out how to get started by downloading a PDF of our publishing guidelines.
EBM books are great for the environment and support our local literary community. Producing books at point of sale saves tons of CO2 emissions and eliminates over-printing, returns and the pulping of unwanted books.
You are required to sign a copyright-ownership document before we print your work.
Images, text and music are all covered under copyright law. If you intend to use materials that you did not create yourself it is your responsibility to secure permission to do so. Generally, you will be asked to pay a royalty fee. This price can vary widely depending on the material, the type of project, whether you intend to re-sell an item containing the material, and how many copies you intend to distribute. The price can be a per copy fee or it can be a flat rate fee. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for more information on registering and clearing copyright permissions.
Material on the internet is also copyright protected. Just because it is out there for everyone to see does not mean that the materials can be used without permission. You should contact the organization/business/individual and ask permission to use their material. This includes, among other things, text, images and music.
Many sites advertise that they are 'royalty free' sites to get images, but beware. This is true only if you are using that image solely for your own personal use. Once you distribute the image to others (perhaps by putting it in your book or on the cover) you need to purchase a distribution license. The benefit of these websites is that they have a great selection of images/photos/animation/designs to use and they make purchasing the licenses easy.