Books-A-Million is getting in the print-on-demand business with the Espresso Book Machine from On Demand Books. One EBM is slated to go into its Portland, Maine store; a second will be added to a location that is still to be announced.
“We are excited to be utilizing the EBM,” said BAM CEO Terry Finley. “This offering means something special for BAM customers, who will now have access to a virtual inventory of seven million titles. Our customers will also be able to print their self-published works or any user-generated content in a matter of minutes and pick it up in our store.”
The EBM produces quality paperbacks with color covers in any standard trim size. Titles are available through partnerships with Google, Lightning Source, HarperCollins, Hachette, and others. Content is also available from publishers like Random House, W.W. Norton, and Simon & Schuster.