By Dana Von Berg

At the University of Arizona Libraries we have a professional book making machine known as the Espresso Book Machine which produces professional, self-published books. It is ideal for anyone interested in self-publishing their work. Examples include aspiring authors preferring to bypass expensive publishing houses, individuals who would like to publish their memoirs or a graduate student who wants to make copies of their dissertation to give to family and friends. Recently an instructor for a beginning photography course had each of his students print a book of their photographic portfolios as their final project. The Espresso Book Machine was used for printing these student portfolios. It produced very clear, high quality color prints of each student’s photographs. There are very few of these machines in the country so the University of Arizona Libraries feel very fortunate to be able to provide this service for customers. For more information, please visit our website at:  http://www.library.arizona.edu/services/self-publishing.