Brass Cannon Books is making presigned copies of Francis Hamit’s thriller, Meltdown, available on the Espresso Book Machine as a 256-page trade paperback.
“Unlike a regular book signing,” said Hamit, “This one will last more than two months rather than two hours, which should give anyone who wants one a chance to get a virtually signed edition.”
The Espresso Book Machine prints and binds trade paperback books in a few minutes while the customer watches. It is featured at some large independent bookstores and university libraries in the USA and Canada
The EBM edition of Meltdown features a signature and inscription page opposite the title page.
Due to a recent illness Francis isn’t doing many personal appearances at this time.
Hamit adds, “We think this is the future of publishing. The EBM is expensive right now, but publishing this way saves a lot of costs of inventory and transportation, and the quality of the final product is identical to the more conventionally printed books we have published. There will be far less waste. It’s a better solution ecologically because there will also be no remainders. And we make a profit on every copy we sell.”
The book can also be ordered from the On Demand Media website.
It is also in e-book form on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo, as well as other PDF outlets worldwide.
If you’re curious, here is a video demonstation of the Espresso Book Machine: