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InstaBook Corporation manufactures book on demand equipment. It was founded in 1997, and is located in Gainesville, Florida.[1][2]

The first model of the InstaBook Maker was presented at the BookExpo in LA[clarification needed] in 1999.[3] Patents for this technology were secured in the US and around the world by its inventor, Victor Celorio.(US PATENTS 6012890,[4] 6213703,[5] Chinese Patent 97705, Mexican Patent 241092, others[6]).

InstaBook Maker is a system specifically designed to download, print and bind a book in one step[7] on site for a retail customer.[8]

InstaBook installed the first book on demand equipment in a bookstore in Canada in 2001. The first bookstore with an InstaBook in the US was the Bookends store in Ridgewood, New Jersey.[8][9]


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  2. ^ Zelchenko, Peter (2000). "Book-on-Demand Market Pursues Affordable Run of One" (PDF). The Seybold Report on Publishing Systems. Seybold Publications. 30 (5): 8. 
  3. ^ Lerner, Michael (June 4, 1999). "New technology prints books while you wait". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Electronic bookstore vending machine - Patent 6012890 at
  5. ^ Electronic bookstore vending machine - Patent 6213703 at
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  7. ^ Haack, Douglas F. "How 'Senior Victor Celorio-Gutenberg' is Changing the World of Publishing" (PDF). The Gutenberg Festival. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Edwards, Steve. "InstaBook Launches 'Books-On-Demand'" (PDF). The Seybold Report. Analyzing Publishing Technologies. 4 (4). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Applebome, Peter (September 12, 2004). "Our Towns; Have a Seat. Your Novel Will Be Out Momentarily". The New York Times. Retrieved July 7, 2010.