On Demand Books (ODB) has announced a new discount for ABA member bookstores that purchase or lease the Espresso Book Machine before August 1, 2013.
“ODB is delighted to offer a greater discount to ABA members this year,” said Jason Beatty, vice president of sales for ODB. “We hope that this discount, paired with a recently lowered equipment price, will encourage ABA members to contact us to learn more about the purchase and lease options and how the EBM can benefit their stores.”
ABA members that purchase or lease an EBM before August 1, 2013, will now receive a 20 percent discount off the up-front software license fee (the previous discount was 10 percent). The new discount adds up to a savings of $5,000 on the current license fee of $25,000. (This fee is subject to change). For lease agreements, the discount will be folded into the overall lease price.
The patented EBM and its EspressNet® software system link to a vast network of content, enabling the instant distribution of books on demand at the point of sale. With the push of a button, the technology prints, binds, and trims a bookstore-quality, perfect-bound paperback book in minutes in any language with a full-color cover. The environmentally friendly technology eliminates shipping, returns, and the pulping of unwanted books. The EBM also helps bookstores position themselves as community-based self-publishing centers for local authors, driving customer traffic and higher sales with no extra inventory.
On Demand Books was co-founded in 2003 by Dane Neller; Jason Epstein, a former editorial director of Random House; and Thor Sigvaldason, a former technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Espresso Book Machines are currently in place in bookstores, libraries, universities, and other locations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.
ABA members interested in learning more about the EBM are encouraged to contact Jason Beatty.