Our Espresso Book Machine can print from an ever-growing list of paperbacks published by traditional publishers, and a catalog of over 7 million public domain titles. You can search for and order available print-on-demand titles above.
We strive to fill print-on-demand orders within 2-3 business days. If for some reason this isn't possible, we'll let you know. Please note that Print-on-Demand books are nonreturnable, and require payment before printing.
*A note on facsimile quality of public domain Google books
Most of the public domain content we print on the book machine comes to us courtesy of Google Books, though we can also print from other public domain sources. If you find a book available for free download through Google books, it means it's in the public domain.
Print-on-demand Google books were created by scanning the original source material. This means they will print exactly as you see them on the screen -- handwriting, library markings, and the thumbs of hapless scanning technicians included. We do not have the ability to fix any such blemishes, so we recommend reiwing the Google preview available on each Google book page, where you can preview the entire text of public domain titles, to ensure the scan's quality meets your expectations.
Trim sizes of books printed from Google vary, as they are based on the size of the original volume. Because the book machine can only print black-and-white interiors, any color images within the book will print in black and white. No matter what the cover looks like on the Google page, all public domain books printed on the book machine print with a standard template cover. We like it. It looks like this: Google Cover
If you have any questions about a public domain title you'd like to print, or want a second opinion on the quality of the scans involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.