Ether Press creates publish-on-demand artifacts of the ephemeral. We are a print-on-demand publisher a.k.a. a publish-on-demand printer.
We are currently working on a series of editions (more forthcoming) which transform public online archives of text, conversation, bookmarks, and photos into publish-on-demand books. These editions will be sourced from popular web services — accessed via open-source APIs — and will be released and revised on an ongoing basis over the following months.
We are actively considering new forms of publish-on-demand artifacts, and invite artists, designers, authors, and others to contact us to suggest opportunities for collaboration on editions to be released under the EP imprint.
Organizations who wish to offer bespoke publish-on-demand artifacts under their own imprints should contact us to discuss opportunities to license and extend our technology for their own publications.
Ether Press typesets with ConTeXt, a comprehensive set of macros written by Hans Hagen in TeX, the grandfather of computer typesetting systems created by Donald E. Knuth. PostScript graphics are drawn using MetaPost, created by John Hobby based on METAFONT, also created by Knuth to define vector fonts for TeX.
Special thanks to Philipp Gesang, Taco Hoekwater, Aditya Mahajan, Mojca Miklavec on the ConTeXt mailing list, and Kevin Calcagno and Josiah Gore at Lulu.