By Chris Woodrow
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Self-Publishing Centre at the Windsor Public Library, which opened in July 2012, reached 10,000 books printed, yesterday, when To Save a Life: The Making of a Volunteer Ambulance Service by Leonard J. Fox rolled out of the Xerox Espresso Book Machine (EBM).
Fox was present at 2:00 pm for the printing and a presentation. In recognition of the milestone, the Self-Publishing Centre presented the books to Fox free-of-charge. The book is a history of the development and evolution of the Amherstburg, Anderdon, and Malden Volunteer Ambulance Service.
Upon hearing that he would receive his books as a gift for being the 10,000th printed, Fox immediately pledged to donate what it would have cost him for printing to charity.
The printing system is comprised of four elements; a Xerox Copier/Printer, which prints the book, an EBM, which trims and binds the book, an Epsoncolor ink jet printer, which prints the book cover, and EspressNetSM Software, which drives the solution and links to an online library of available titles.
The EBM places Windsor Public Library at the forefront of the expanding, non-traditional publishing model. By adding self-published titles to the database, customers can publish locally but have their titles available globally at every EBM.