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Print On Demand Publishers

     This is a very sensitive subject to me because I have published with a print on demand publisher. There are some serious pitfalls to publishing with a Print on demand publisher (P.O.D.) and I think everyone needs to know about them before publishing. (A print on demand publisher is a printer who list your book in their network of book sellers and print your book only if someone orders it.) At first when it came to the idea of self- publishing with a P.O.D., like you, I was really excited about getting my book in print. Now as time has prevailed and my book proves to be a great read, however I don't keep many copies on hand. Why? Simply because of cost. This has deterred me from from sales options I desperately needed.

Print on Demand or POD is a very popular way of printing books such as ebooks or other types of books. Print on demand publishing is really growing into its own industry. This type of printing allows you to print one book at a time versus having to print a thousand books at a time with traditional publishers. Print on demand publishing also has the advantage of not needing a warehouse or storage for books. This is also very cost efficient. While it does have a set-up cost, for many, it is the best way to publish their books.

Print on demand publishing also reduces the cost for book publishing. You don't have to sit by the phone and fill orders which are a great relief. You also don't have to go and collect the money that you have made from book chains. You get it immediately. Print on demand publishing also doesn't require one big investment as far as getting your books printed. A book printed in this fashion is the same as one that has been published by a traditional book publishing company. You don't have to store books, period.

he only way I would consider doing a print on demand book again is if I was strictly marketing to an internet audience. This is where they seem to come in handy because your book would be listed through tons of book seller sites including the big boys like Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. I even found my book with some retail chain sites like Target. Again the big downfall is that you'll never know how many books you're selling exactly. There will always be some uncertainty and trust issues with these P.O.D. companies because they don't show you any paper work from the sites who display your book.

So you can see immediately why print on demand publishing is running away with the crowd. Not many people in this economic time have a lot of money to put up to publish a book in the traditional fashion. Here is another thing that will make you smile about POD. Once it is set up in this fashion, for each copy sold you will receive more income from it. Smiling already? Here are more advantages to using print on demand publishing is that you can keep your book in stock and not worry about being eaten alive by publishing cost.

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