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We are proud to introduce Symington Press, a book printing service that makes high quality paper back books in minutes for you to keep. You are able to utilize two features of this cutting-edge new service, to print from an online catalog of millions of titles, or print out your own creative work – all in a professionally-published paperback format. The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-777-0323.

Symington Press, using the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), provides the following two services:

Print from the EBM Catalog of Books
The EBM's catalog of contains millions of titles of largely public domain works (out of copyright and google books).

Suggested Retail Price of the Book in the EBM Catalog

Please email the ISBN and/or Title and Author to our EBM team and we will let you know if we have that title available as well as the cost. Typically your book will be ready for pickup within 24 hours and we will send you an email notifying you when it is completed. If you would prefer to see your book being created please provide us 45 minutes of advanced notice to warm up the machine.

The Symington Press is located at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-777-0323.
To print a book on the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), you need to submit two print-ready PDFs - one for the cover and one for the book block. Print-ready means that all of your writing, editing, and formatting is finished, and the PDFs can be printed as-is.

In-depth do-it-yourself guidelines for authors (pdf)
6x9 Book example (pdf)
Cover Example (pdf)

Self publishers with a book block and cover file that is print ready, please call the branch (703-777-0323) 45 minutes ahead of time to allow staff to warm the machine up. A member of our EBM team will print a copy while you wait. Please bring your book block and cover file in pdf format on a USB flash drive. If you are unsure if your files are print ready, please email them to the EBM team and we will review them before you come to the branch.

Complimentary, one on one, design and formatting assistance is available.  Please email the team for an appointment and we will meet with you for up to two hours to ensure you are pleased with your book. Questions can also be emailed to the EBM team and we will be happy to offer advice and assistance (please attach a copy of your files to the email).

$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 per book

Symington Press is made possible by the A.V. Symington Gift Fund.

Watch as the EBM creates a book.

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