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New Service: Self-Publishing & Book Printing

Date: October 30, 2013

Contact: Deborah Quintana


Attention writers! Have you written a book? Do you want printed copies of your book? We can help.

The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is a print-on-demand machine that can generate a paperback book in minutes. The University Libraries has one of the only two machines in the state of Arizona. It is located in the Main Library, Express Document Center and operated by well-trained staff.

The EBM can print, bind, and trim a softcover, perfect bound book in 3-15 minutes. Covers can be printed in color, with interiors in black and white. Interior color pages can be inserted before the binding process.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1.    Check out our website: http://www.library.arizona.edu/services/self-publishing
2.    Schedule an appointment to consult with experts regarding requirements and see the machine by calling 520.621.6411
3.    Submit an order and receive your “hot off the press” book

In addition, you can find titles to purchase and print through our EBM services at the Libraries.

See the EBM in action in this video on the Libraries' YouTube channel!