Now that’s interesting. Google will make Espresso Book Machine that can print and bind a library-quality paperback book with a full-color cover in about the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee. In a matter of minutes you can get a paperback book identical to one you can get in a store,” On Demand Books chief executive and co-founder Dane Neller said. “A 300-page book can be done in about four, four-and-a-half minutes.”
More than two million books in the public domain can be turned into instant paperbacks under a deal announced on Thursday between Google and the company behind a high-speed book-printing machine.
Google, which is scanning millions of out-of-copyright books as part of its controversial book project, signed an agreement with On Demand Books that will give the maker of the Espresso Book Machine access to public domain titles.
With the Google inventory the Espresso Book Machine will make it possible for readers everywhere to have access to millions of digital titles in multiple languages, including rare and out of print public domain titles.Espresso Book Machines are currently located in bookstores and libraries in more than a dozen locations in five countries — the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada and Egypt.