EspressNet® SelfServe for Non-U.S. Self-Publishers
Note: If you are U.S. Self-Publisher click here.
EspressNet SelfServe is the web-based interface that allows authors to self-publish their titles directly to EspressNet. EspressNet is the proprietary software that connects the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) to a vast network of content, enabling EBMs to order and print books by retrieving, encrypting, and transmitting files from a multitude of content sources. EspressNet also tracks sales, delivers payment to content providers, and uses industry-standard encryption methods to keep titles safe. With EspressNet Self-Serve you can make your titles available for sale worldwide, within minutes, through the EBM.
EspressNet SelfServe allows titles to be added to EspressNet one at a time. Authors simply need to provide two print-ready PDFs per book (interior and cover) and, once uploaded, these titles will be available for sale throughout our global network of EBMs almost immediately. The self-publishing author retains full ownership and control over the digital files, meaning that you have the ability to modify or delete your books at any time. All sales are tracked by EspressNet, assuring the security of your titles and providing for all payments due to you as their author and self-publisher. And our distribution arrangement is, of course, non-exclusive.
At the moment there is no fee to use EspressNet SelfServe or to participate in the EBM channel. The self-publishing author sets the suggested retail price (SRP), though there is a base minimum of $0.05 per page, plus $1.00 per book.
All books produced on the EBM are perfect-bound paperbacks, printed with black and white interiors and full-color covers. Books can be any length between 40 and 800 pages, and trim size is infinitely variable between 4.5" x 5" and 7.5" x 10.5". The interior PDF must fall within our page length and trim size restrictions, and content must be centered on the PDF media box. No crop marks are necessary. The cover PDF must have at least 1/8" bleed and the image should be centered on the PDF media box. All fonts must be embedded, and if possible both PDFs should be formatted as PDF/X-1a:2001.
If you're interested, please begin by reviewing our technical requirements to ensure that your book files are compatible with the EBM technology. You can then visit our SelfServe Form for Non-U.S. Self-Publishers (if you are a U.S. Self-Publisher, please click here) to review our terms. Upon agreement, you will receive a user login and password, as well as detailed documentation on how to proceed.