Est. 2013



Why choose Salt Water Media for my project? Authors have options when it comes to self-publishing their work. The advantage of using an Espresso Book Machine is that it allows an author to retain complete control over the process. You can print exactly as many books as you need now, with the option of ordering more in the future. As the author, you retain all rights to your book, including non-exclusive distribution rights, and modifications to your book are possible for a small fee. You set the sales price of your book, and have the option to offer it for sale on consignment in our store. Furthermore, by choosing Salt Water Media, you are supporting a local business that enriches the community, pays city taxes and provides donations and support to local organizations. You will also be dealing with us personally, not a faceless website or corporation, and we will make every effort to provide the help you need to see your project through to a successful conclusion. We are here to help you succeed and to make the publishing process as easy as possible! How do I get started? Before you can start printing your book, you need to have to print-ready PDF files – one file for the interior pages, and one for the cover. Print-ready means that all of your writing, editing, design, and file formatting is finished, and the files can be printed as is to produce your book. While some authors are able to complete the book layout and generate print-ready PDFs themselves, most authors choose to work with a professional who can provide assistance in any aspect of the pre-press process. Depending on where you are in the process, Salt Water Media is able to help you with editorial services, interior book layout, cover design, or image scanning, among other things. Adobe InDesign is the program used by Salt Water Media staff to create a print ready document. Some authors prefer to create their own print-ready submission. If that is your preferred method, the following documents will assist you in setting up the PDF in the correct format. Each book with require two PDFs - one for the cover and one for the book block. Submission Guidelines Do It Yourself Guidelines Sample 6 x 9 Book Sample Cover SelfEspress is an online self-publishing toolset for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The SelfEspress platform provides powerful writing and cover creation tools that allow you to collaborate with people as you write, and turn your finished work into a professional looking paperback or ebook with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can use SelfEspress to create any type of book, from a personal family history to an epic novel, which you can choose to print only for yourself or make available for sale to others. By streamlining the file creation process and linking directly with EBM locations, SelfEspress makes it easier than ever to create and order your very own book from your local EBM.
The patented Espresso Book Machine® (EBM) makes a paperback book in minutes, at point of need. Through its EspressNet® digital catalog of content, books can be ordered onsite or over the phone at Salt Water Media. Over seven million in-copyright and public-domain titles are available on the network. The technology is also ideal for self and custom publishing. And we're green, since we eliminate shipping, returns, and the pulping of unwanted books. Ultimately, our technology is intended to distribute virtually every book ever published, in any language, anywhere on earth, as easily, quickly, and cheaply as e-mail.
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