The Bad Version Literary Magazine Now Available on Espresso Book Machines
New York, NY (May 31, 2012) – The Bad Version, an open, accessible print quarterly for the young and curious, 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.
"We are terrifically excited about working with On Demand Books to distribute The Bad Version through their Espresso Book Machine,” says Sanders Bernstein, President of The Icarus Project, the nonprofit that publishes The Bad Version. “At The Icarus Project, we are dedicated to innovating the form of the literary magazine in The Bad Version, and joining with On Demand Books, who are dedicated to innovating the way readers are able to get their reading materials, is a natural progression from that. On Demand Books' extensive network of machines at more than 50 locations worldwide will allow more readers than ever before to pick up a copy of The Bad Version while supporting their local booksellers at the same time. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with On Demand Books."
“Having EBMs print more than just books is something we’ve been considering for a while, and quality literary magazines like The Bad Version are a natural fit for our technology. We’re excited that our EBM operators will now have more diverse product to offer their customers and that we can support emerging young literary magazines and voices,” 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.