Author Solutions Partner With On Demand Books For EBM Access

Still dancing in the headlights of publicity stirred up by their partnerships with publishers Thomas Nelson and Harlequin, Author Solutions today announced another new partnership with On Demand Books, owners of the Espresso Book Machine. Author Solutions will provide self-publishing authors with an online web toolkit service that will enable any Espresso Book Machine in a physical retail outlet to print off a book for sale. The EBM has been described as the ‘atm of the book retail world’. It can produce a single quality paperback book within minutes.

Here is part of the press release.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2009 — Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing–the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, is partnering with On Demand Books, owner of the Espresso Book Machine®, to provide writers with an online toolset to publish, distribute, print, and market their books in retail locations via the Espresso Book Machine.®

ASI has helped more than 85,000 authors worldwide bring 120,000 titles to market through its industry-leading self-publishing imprints AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford Publishing, and Wordclay.

“This is the first time user-generated content can be produced on the Espresso Book Machine® from Web-enabled software provided by ASI,” said Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books. “Our retail customers can now offer writers a menu of services covering all aspects of the publishing supply chain, including in-store book production and distribution. It will transform self-publishing opportunities for both retailers and writers.”

Publishing is going through an exciting transformation that ultimately will provide more opportunities and choice for authors, readers, and publishers. ASI will create and operate Web-based self-publishing services that will be available to the Espresso Book Machine® retailers, who can then private-label these services under their own branded Web sites. Writers can avail themselves of these online services from remote locations or on in-store computer monitors, and have their books printed while they wait. The Espresso Book Machine,® in effect an ATM for books, is a small, patented high-speed automated book-making machine. In a few minutes, it can print, bind, and trim a single-copy library-quality paperback book complete with a full-color paperback cover.”

You can view the full press release here.

Locations of the EBM worldwide.

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