B&N testing Espresso Book Machines to ‘gauge consumer interest’
US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble (B&N) is testing the Espresso Book Machine in three of its stores to ‘gauge consumer interest’, reports Publishers Weekly. The machines, which are currently installed in a number of independent bookstores, allow customers to create a print book of a public domain title or self-publish a book. ‘[The pilot] is part of our continued program to grow our base of machines. We’re delighted to be testing our machines in Barnes & Noble. We’ve gone from indies to multi-retailers,’ said Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books, makers of the Espresso Book Machines. Neller told Publishers Weekly that the company plans to have close to 100 machines in retail stores by the end of the year.
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