Google, On Demand Books Sign Agreement

Sep 22, 2009

Google has agreed to provide On Demand Books, LLC (ODB), with immediate access to over 2 million public-domain titles in the Google digital files. These titles will be added to the more than 1.6 million that are already available via ODB's Espresso Book Machine (EBM).

The Espresso Book Machine is a high-speed automated book-making machine. In a few minutes it can print, bind and trim a single-copy library-quality paperback book complete with a full-color paperback cover.

The Espresso Book Machine is powered by EspressNet, a software system that connects EBM to a vast network of permissioned content. Through encryption, EspressNet assures the security of publishers' titles, tracks jobs, and provides for payments to publishers. Content owners retain full ownership and control of their digital files.