Espresso book machine


Espresso Book Machine Formatting Templates

My meme for some time has been the same.  We’ll see the Espresso Book Machine or something like it taking the place of a great many brick and mortar bookstores in the not too distant future.  And “Espresso” is now touting its self-publishing capability and offering easy-to-apply templates for formatting […]


Espresso Book Machine in Bookstores

A bookstore in Paris, France has an Espresso Book Machine on its premises–and few physical books on its shelves.  The owner’s reasoning for choosing the in-house printing technology is not unique.  He cited rising rents and the overall expense involved with maintaining thousands of feet of space to accommodate hundreds […]


Bookstores/Printed Book Survival 5

It’s been my contention for several years that the large, stand-alone, brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as those that lease space in major malls and strip-malls, will be forced out of existence.  And I’m of the opinion that as copying technology becomes more efficient (read “faster”), less expensive (an Espresso Book […]


Espresso Book Machine Legitimate Challenge to Brick and Mortar Bookstores

For many years I’ve been touting the potential for the Espresso Book Machine, and I continue to believe it will be the wave of the future, and perhaps not too far out.  So far, however, this machine that will publish a single paperback with a four-color cover for around $35 […]


Kirkus Review Hokus-Pokus and Writer’s Digest Ending Relationship with Abbott Press

Several times in Newsletters during the past several years I’ve commented on my opinion of Kirkus Reviews and what I perceive as their lack of value.  My contention is that the integrity of these reviews is suspect since the service is vended to authors for $400 by the Kirkus organization.  […]