Print on Demand Services
When it comes to meeting the publishing needs of a diverse academic community, there is no one-size-fits-all platform. That’s why we offer a variety of print products and services in addition to our electronic publishing initiatives.
University of Michigan Faculty Reprints (FRS)
The University of Michigan Faculty Reprints is a service designed to put out-of-print books written by UM faculty back into circulation, both online and in print, making them openly accessible and affordable. The service is offered at no cost to current or former UM faculty who own the copyright to their previously-published book, and who are willing to make the book openly accessible in the HathiTrust (a digital archive of many great research library collections) and the University of Michigan’s institutional repository, Deep Blue. Browse the current FRS titles in our catalog.
If you are a current or former University of Michigan faculty member with rights to your previously published book and would like to include your title in the Faculty Reprints, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
We can also help campus departments and faculty make new or previously-unpublished works available in print. Utilizing our existing workflows and vendor relationships, we can guide you in formatting your files for print on demand, assign ISBNs, and handle the set-up process to make the titles available on sales channels such as Amazon.com.
Journal publishers for whom we host electronic content can add a POD component, making print copies of their journals available through our services.
We also work with external publishing partners whose mission and goals align with those of MPublishing, such as Open Humanities Press.
Espresso Book Machine (EBM)
Located on the first floor of the Shapiro undergraduate library, the University of Michigan Library’s Espresso Book Machine prints, binds, and trims an average-sized paperback book in about 7 minutes. EBM services include:
- Affordable, high-quality reprints of out-of-copyright books from the Library’s digital collection and other online repositories of public domain books
- Copies of Creative Commons or other open-license PDFs from online sources
- Printed copies of proceedings of University conferences and events
- Small runs of printed books produced by classes, such as creative writing anthologies
- Self-published titles by local authors
- With permission from the rights holder, we can also print dissertations, textbooks and assigned readings, journals, and much more
For more information please visit the Espresso Book Machine page on the University Library’s website.