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Two-million Google Books for Espresso Machine


September 18, 2009
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New York-based On Demand Books LLC, which makes the Espresso Book Machine, announces an agreement with Google to access over 2-million public-domain titles in the Google digital files repository. This adds to the preexisting 1.6-million titles available to consumers via the Espresso Book Machine (EBM).


EMB locations in Canada include the University of Alberta bookstore, McMaster University bookstore, McGill’s McLennan Library, University of Waterloo bookstore, while machines are scheduled for placement with Books Inn Inc. of Miramchi, NB, and Oscar’s Art Bookstore in Vancouver.

According to the U.K.’s Telegram newspaper: “On-demand prints will cost around $8, with Google taking and On Demand taking $1 each, the retailer earning $3, and the remaining revenue going toward covering the costs of materials and labour.”

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