Xerox Corporation’s (XRX) has entered the 21st Century publishing game, reaching a joint selling and marketing agreement with On Demand Books— the company that makes the amazing Espresso Book Machine (illustrated above) that can churn out a book in a few minutes.
In the new partnership, the Xerox 4112 and the Espresso Book Machine will be marketed and sold together–capable of creating a new book in minutes with “the capacity to print more than 40,000 paperback books per year.”
eBookNewser explained the deal: “this essentially means that On Demand will now have the considerable resources of Xerox at its disposal, in terms of a sales force and a trusted name in the business of copying things fast … There are only 21 stores and libraries that currently have the machines, but through this agreement, you can bet you’ll see more of them–On Demand hopes to get 80 machines in the world by the end of 2011.”
Here’s more from Xerox Corporation’s Global Business Group presidetn, Eric Armour: “Xerox has provided a variety of digital book solutions for nearly 20 years … Working with On Demand Books, we can apply Xerox technology to meet the incredible opportunities that exist within this industry.”
Full press release follows after the jump…