Print on Demand: Is it Right for You?

NAVARATRI 2016 Day 5 – Paramahamsa Vishwananda
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When you hear the word print on demand what comes to your mind? You’ll most likely say ‘on demand printing’, ‘quick turn-around time” or ‘little amount printing’. Well, you are right. Print as needed is a printing technology that permits you to print small quantities of files at affordable price and in a brief time period. The market for this sort of printing method took a while to develop and a while for the technology to improve.

A couple of years back when e-books were on the rise, many believed that the publishing industry would be changed permanently. But as years passed, it appeared that individuals were not yet all set to give up their ink and paper books. Many people still prefer books that they can hold and read at the comfort of their bed or terrace. This is where POD technology came in. It permitted lots of authors to publish their work and deal readers with cheaper books.

There are lots of advantages of print of demand innovation. In general, getting released with this innovation is very easy. Publishing is also fast typically around sixty to ninety days. POD also enables you to check the market at little cost. Little or no loan is had to be invested in inventory maintenance and insurance. There is no worry of overstocking and no missed sales due to tight deadlines. On top of this, you can do last minute modifications that are not allowed in the standard publishing process.

But obviously, there is likewise the disadvantage. For one, you will find it difficult to have your book purchased, examined and placed in bookstores. And with POD publishing you would perhaps have lower sales given that the majority of sellers won’t bring POD books.

For this reason, prior to you avail of POD innovation you need to ask yourself whether it is the best option for you. If you wish to manage the layout of your book or you have a marketing car for your book, then this may be the right option for you. Additionally, if you understand that your book is so specialized that it will not get gotten by a conventional publisher or you don’t wish to go through years of submissions and rejection from conventional publishers then go on and get this printing technology.

The imagine every POD authors is the very same as self-published authors– to have their books picked up by a significant publisher. There is a possibility that POD might succeed as a highly regarded addition to the publishing industry for many years to come. But the industry has to act rapidly to make it more author and reader friendly or it could be stained forever. Nonetheless, whether or not print on demand innovation pertains to the nearest bookstore to you, it will undoubtedly gradually change the way the publishing industry works.