Bookmasters Joins The Espresso Book Machine Network
ASHLAND, OHIO—May 16, 2012—Bookmasters Inc. and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), have entered into an agreement to enable a wide array of titles from Bookmasters’ distribution clients to be available through EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel.
According to Larry Bennett, Bookmasters’ president of distribution services, “This agreement will allow our 50,000+ POD titles to take full advantage of the EBM network, a perfect enhancement to our global POD network strategy.”
Adds Dane Neller, CEO and founder of ODB, “Bookmasters’ rich base of English- and Spanish-language titles from multiple countries is a welcome addition to our growing and diversified collection of high-quality front and backlist titles.”
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, OH, is the largest integrated provider of editorial and design, eBook conversion, printing, printed book and eBook distribution, and marketing services for publishers and authors. The organization has remained a publishing industry leader for more than 40 years.
About On Demand Books
On Demand Books, based out of New York, was cofounded in 2003 by Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director of Random House; Dane Neller, former CEO of Dean & DeLuca; and Thor Sigvaldason, former technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Espresso Book Machines have been placed in bookstores, libraries, universities, and other locations in the United States, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. In September 2010, On Demand Books and Xerox announced a partnership whereby Xerox will market, sell or lease, and service the Espresso Book Machine worldwide. Made in the United States, Espresso Book Machines are environmentally efficient, reducing production, shipping and waste.
Source: On Demand Books.