Espresso Book Machine Now Available at Brooklyn Public Library
“It allows people to print a book that maybe they can’t otherwise get, some obscure title that happens to be in the public domain. This machine brings to our collection an additional eight million titles that are in the public domain or that are copyrighted but the publishers are allowing to be a part of our library,” Linda Johnson, President of the Brooklyn Public Library told 1010 WINS.
Another great option that users have when using the machine is to print and publish their own work.
“People are doing quite a lot of self-publishing,” Johnson said. “Because Brooklyn does have a lot of writers, it wouldn’t surprise me if that was one of the biggest uses.”
Currently On Demand Books offers consulting services for authors, with packages for formatting advice, a proof copy and a free upload of revisions for $149.
The library is currently holding a contest to name the new machine and accepting entries until March 15.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.