American Book Center presents publishing revolution with Espresso Book Machine
Print over 3 million titles or any author manuscript within minutes
Amsterdam – The American Book Center (ABC) is the first bookstore in the Netherlands or continental Europe to offer a revolutionary printing and publishing service with the introduction of the Espresso Book Machine on September 25, 2010.
This machine prints, covers, binds and trims any book selected from a database of over 3 million titles or any author manuscript - in library quality with a full-colour paperback cover - within a few minutes while you wait and watch.
Lynn Kaplanian, director of the ABC is very proud to introduce this groundbreaking invention to the Dutch/European market: “I have been dreaming about this moment for a long time! We are delighted to install our first Espresso Book Machine in the White Room of the ABC in Amsterdam. “ Recently, Google and On Demand Books, LLC, the inventor of the Espresso Book Machine, signed an agreement to offer its patrons immediate access to over 1,5 million public-domain titles in the Google digital files. Even more recently, Google agreed to digitalize 160,000 books from the Royal Dutch Library.
“This unprecedented number of reading options is in addition to another 1,6 million titles which will be available within minutes at the American Book Center through our Espresso Book Machine”, says Kaplanian.
Introduction of AnyBook Press
ABC will offer a number of printing and publishing services utilizing her Espresso Book Machine: “Basically anyone who wrote a book or wants to print out his genealogy, for example, just needs to bring it along formatted on memory stick, CD-ROM or any other electronic source and within minutes the book can be printed and published under our new label AnyBook Press,” says Lynn Kaplanian.
AnyBook Award for writing/illustration competition
To mark September 25th as the start of this revolution and to prove how simple it is to make a book on the machine, the ABC introduces the AnyBook Award, a writing/illustration competition in cooperation with PICNIC. Everyone is invited to submit original work for the first AnyBook Press title to be printed on ABC’s Espresso Book Machine. The theme of the anthology of winning submissions is Redesign the World, which is the theme of this year’s PICNIC conference from Sept. 22-24, 2010 at the Westergasfabriek.
The book will be presented on September 24th at PICNIC to Jason Epstein, co-founder of the Espresso Book Machine company, author, publisher and co-founder of the New York Review of Books. For more details check ( www.AnyBookAward.com).
Public Launch ABC Book Machine: September 25, 2010, 4 pm in ABC White Room
Deadline submissions AnyBook Award: September 1, 2010
Presentation of first AnyBook Press book: September 24, 5:30pm at PICNIC
More information: www.ondemandbooks.com, www.abc.nl, www.picnicnetwork.org/2010, www.AnyBookAward.com
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