Typically your book will be ready for pickup within 1-2 days. If you would like to see the book being printed please include that information in your email.
Group demonstrations of the Symington Press are available by appointment. Please email the EBM team to inquire about availability and scheduling.
The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-777-0323.
Local authors and organizations can print books using the Espresso Book Machine. To print a book you need to submit two print-ready PDFs - one for the cover and one for the book block.
In-depth do-it-yourself guidelines for authors (pdf)
6x9 Book example (pdf)
Cover Example (pdf)
Self-publishers please email your book block and cover PDF files to the EBM team. We will review your files and let you know if any changes need to be made prior to printing. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Print-ready files that require no adjustment or edits can typically be printed within 2-3 days. Files that require editing may take additional time. Please let the team know if you would like to see your book being printed.
If you need help formatting your book for printing, questions can be emailed to the EBM team and we will be happy to offer advice and assistance. Complimentary basic design and formatting assistance is also available. Please email the team your files in advance and contact us for an appointment. A member of the team can meet with you for up to one hour.
$10 up to 150 pages
$15 for 150-300 pages
$20 for 301-600 pages
$25 for 601-800 pages
There is a discount for bulk orders of the same book. 10% off for every 10 copies up to a maximum discount of 30%.
Nonprofit and Educational Discount: $2 off per book