N+1 Literary Magazine Now Available on Espresso Book Machines
New York, NY (August 20, 2012) – n+1, a well-known literary magazine, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine (EBM) network, expanding what bookstores and libraries can offer through EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel.
" n+1 is thrilled to make its archive of back issues available on Espresso Book Machines through On Demand Books. Several n+1 back issues are out of print (specifically Number Five: Decivilizing Process, Number Six: Mainstream, and Number Ten: Self-Improvement). Several other issues may very well have become unavailable in the near future were it not for our decision to partner with On Demand Books. As a magazine that has always placed a special emphasis on its printed form, it means a lot to n+1 that an issue's life in print doesn't simply end when copies run out; print isn't "dead," far from it: it's there when you need it," says Ian Epstein, Business Manager.
“We’re excited to offer our EBM retailers and libraries more than just books via our network, and given that literary magazines have such broad appeal, this is a natural fit and a great partnership,” says Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books.
The EBM is the only digital-to-print at-retail solution on the market today. With the push of a button, a title can be printed with a full-color cover, bound, and trimmed to any standard size. In a matter of minutes, it emerges from the EBM as a bookstore-quality paperback book, which the customer can pay for and walk out the store with right there and then.
Content from publishers is fed to the EBM via EspressNet, On Demand Books’ growing digital network of titles (currently numbering over seven million). Much like an iTunes for books, EspressNet retrieves, encrypts, transmits, and catalogues books from a multitude of English and foreign language content providers, including public domain, in-copyright, and self-published titles. Through the SelfServe software, writers can format, design, edit, and upload their books for printing through the EBM, and for inclusion in EspressNet. SelfServe will soon also be able to convert print files to the ePub format suitable for e-readers.