The Espresso Book Machine
One of the tools we use to help our authors is the Espresso Book Machine, an incredible work of engineering made by On Demand Books. It will print, bind, and trim a paperback book in about the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.
We named our machine "Amelia" in homage to the fearless female aviator, Amelia Earhart.
There are many of these machines all over the world. Amelia is the only one on Delmarva!
Printing Details and Pricing
The EBM prints only black and white interiors with full color covers on a semi-gloss paperback cover. We offer both white and cream color paper options. The minimum page count is 50 pages and depending on the total page count, the trim sizes available can range from 5x5 up to 8x10. Each book takes about five minutes to print. There is no minimum order and we can ship anywhere in the U.S. unless you'd like to swing by our Berlin office for a free pickup option.
Print Cost: The cost per book is the base rate of $6.75 plus $0.015 per page.