The unit, which prints and collates books on demand that look and feel just like those from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, is now in 70 locations. Projections call for it to be in 150 locations by the end of 2012. In addition, many EBM locations take orders by phone or Internet and will ship the books to you. While that's not as much fun as watching your book printed in five to seven minutes at the store, it's very handy for those without an EBM in their town.
According to Xerox, the EBM "is intended to distribute virtually every book ever published, in any language, anywhere on Earth, as easily, quickly and cheaply as email."
You can find a list of EBM locations by clicking here. To see a demo, click here.
If you're a writer, you can search for your books in the EBM network and then tell your readers they can now have a paperback copy faster than it takes to make and drink a cup of espresso at the nearest Starbucks.
Sarabande and The Sun Singer, both of which are available via Espresso Book Machines.
"Sarabande is a satisfying read. We are given a heroine we can understand and with whom we can sympathize. We travel alongside her through conflict and challenge, cheering her on. She suffers and endures, and finally rises above. How she does this ... you'll have to read for yourself." - Zinta Aistars, "The Smoking Poet"