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The Books-on-Demand machine takes about 4 to 10 minutes to actually print, bind and trim a book. However, set-up of the files may take longer and completing the full print run required more time. Existing demand also influences delivery time. The BookPOD Coordinator will be able to provide a delivery date when you submit your files or request a quote.
Order online and we'll email you when it's ready for pick-up at the Bookstore at your specific campus. Usually within one or two business days.
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The Espresso Book Machine® (the "EBM"), which Time Magazine named an "Invention of the Year," provides a revolutionary direct-to-consumer distribution model for books. Put simply, the EBM is an automated book-making machine. The operator selects a title to print, and within a few minutes a book emerges, with a full-color cover, trimmed to an exact size, and indistinguishable from the publisher's version.
University of Toronto Bookstore has the only machine in Toronto.
All EBM books are perfect bound with paperback covers. They may have color interiors or black-and-white interiors, depending on the installation's text printer. The EBM can produce a book of up to 830 pages. The trim size is variable between 4.5" x 5.5" to 8.25" x 10.5" (11.4 x 14.0 to 21.0 x 26.7 cm). Click here for examples.
Yes. Producing books at point of sale saves tons of CO2 emissions and eliminates returns and the pulping of unwanted books. According to the OECD's 2008 publication Sustainable Development, "Print-on-demand uses an electronic file to produce the book in the country where it is sold, in the exact quantities needed. There is no need to transport the book from one central location, print too many copies 'just in case,' or store copies waiting to be sold (or destroyed)." According to a 2007 survey by the Book Industry Study Group and Green Press Initiative, the book sector emits an average of 8.8 pounds (almost 4 kg) of carbon per book produced.
Books are searchable by title, author, keyword, subject area, publisher, and year of publication.
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