Archive for Print on Demand

Other POD shortcomings

After deciding to self-publish consider expectations for sales, and quantity.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that a print-on-demand (POD) produced book will cost more per unit than an offset run setup to print volume.  Consequently, POD is more cost-effective when printing as few as one book at a time – or […]

POD disadvantage No. 1

© Kevin Rhoades The most apparent downside to printing books via print-on-demand is the unit price will exceed that of printing through an offset printer. POD is more fitting, cost-wise, when printing one or hundreds of books at a time, while offset is less expensive when producing thousands. A 250-page paperback, POD-produced book with a […]

Advantages of print-on-demand services

© Kevin Rhoades If you experience difficulty trying to find a publisher for your great fly-fishing or dog-breeding book, but absolutely know you have a fantastic idea, a tight manuscript and the ability to promote your work, print-on-demand (POD) printing is a wise way for self-published authors to test the market. A few advantages: Pros […]

Print on demand affordable means to self-publish your book

© Kevin Rhoades If you are thinking about publishing a book but feeling disenchanted with traditional book-publishing, check out print-on-demand (POD) services. As a book author you must first decide whether self-publishing is for you. Outdoor writer and book author Michael Furtman said in more than one outdoor-writer conference session that self-publishing might be the […]

New paradigm for publishing outdoor books

At the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association conference in Bellingham, Wash., I was asked to participate in a roundtable session covering self-publishing outdoor books via print-on-demand (POD) services. Our table discussed “old paradigm publishing” – the customary long wait and agony of trying to persuade mainstream publishers to embrace our titles, the miniscule signing bonus, the […]