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Robert Goodman, November 2006
Digital Printing: What It Is, What It’s For, and Why It Isn’t Just “POD’” »

    Digital Printing: What It Is, What It’s For, and Why It Isn’t Just “POD’”   by Robert Goodman   A few people still remember when offset printing revolutionized book production. Offset was easy and fast; it produced high-quality printing; it could be interlaced with new prepress technologies; and it was considerably less expensive …

Peter Bowerman, October 2006
Pseudo Self-Publishing: The Unvarnished Truth about POD Companies »

Pseudo Self-Publishing: The Unvarnished Truth about POD Companies by Peter Bowerman In a recent year, Xlibris —number three among firms that have appropriated the term POD (print on demand) to describe their services —reported publishing more than 7,000 titles and selling more than 300,000 copies. I remember a much-heralded celebration they had that same year …

Randall Williams, August 2005
Up POD Creek Without a Paddle »

I just read another disturbing report on the explosive growth of new books published every year in the United States, and my conscience will no longer let me keep silent.   It’s my fault.   For many years it has been apparent to literary publishers that we are a nation of 50 million poets but …

W. Paul Coates, December 2004
Kill POD »

I’m looking for an army of conspiratorial publishers to kill the term POD, aka Print On Demand–an army of elite troops who are not afraid of attacking popular terms that have been mangled and stretched to the point of no meaning. If my troops don’t show up, I’ll go it alone. Something’s got to be …

Roberta Kalechofsky, April 2004
Idea File:POD Plusses »

Print on demand allows small publishing companies like ours great flexibility. We publish two or three books a year, often by new writers whose selling strength we cannot know in advance. We also often publish literary fiction or books on subjects with limited appeal. With print-on-demand technology, we can print a minimum number of copies of …

Morris Rosenthal, July 2003
A POD Case History:
The Nitty-Gritty of Costs and Sales Channels »

I recently signed up with Lightning Source for my first POD book, Start Your Own Computer Business. It’s a short book, only 168 pages, and each copy costs me $3.42 as a short run (one or more copies, shipped to the publisher) or $3.09 as sold into distribution (to Amazon or Ingram). While a copy …

Carol Tuttle, July 2002
A Print-on-Demand to Print-on-Paper Success Story »

I published my first book with a large publishing house, and I liked having the support of a big company with sales reps in the stores. But I didn’t like having to wait on the publisher’s project list for 12-18 months, and I also didn’t like giving them the power to take my book out-of-print …

Mitchell Davis, January 2002
De-Bunking the Myths of Author-Initiated Publishing »

Authors who choose to utilize Print on Demand to make their books available to readers should not be labeled “vain” in the sense the slur is often used in the industry. Perhaps I am naive, but it seems that any effort to place a work into the public space involves some vanity. Writers seeking to …

Judith Applebaum, December 2001
POD Q & A »

Q: That was a most informative article on Print on Demand in the September PMA Newsletter. Thanks. Although a number of the books we have packaged or published have been printed by POD, including several by Lightning Source, we, too, have been concerned about the disconnect between Ingram and its subsidiary when it comes to …

Stan Trout, April 2000
Exploring the Problem »

Act 1: Launching the Book Let’s say you’ve written a really great book that you acknowledge is appealing only to a select niche audience, and you decide to publish it yourself in order to make it available to those few. Your interest is more in sharing knowledge than in commercial success; nonetheless, you have a …

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