Self Publishing on DemandSelf-publication on demand
It' s unbelievable that the Ingram Content Group's Print-on-Demand-Technologie ("POD") has been around for over 20 years. It was developed by Ingram's then President and Chief Executive Officer, John Ingram, in the hope of solving the issue that publishers' low back-list stocks are no longer available. At that time, publishing houses thought books were out of circulation if the sale did not justify a return journey to the printers.
As the demands of retailer and library were not met, Ingram thought there had to be a better way. In the last 15 years, the publishing sector has undergone major changes with the advent of POD (Digital and POD). Changes or progress in any sector cause doubts, disorientation and inaccuracies.
Whilst the publishing sector is committed to digitally printed books, there are still widespread misunderstandings about POD. We hope your order is complete, but you are not sure how the order is made. Now, there are two ways to order your own books, either specifically for you or for your clients.
The third way to order your books is that bookshops, dealers and librarians are selling for you directly from Ingram. The cost of managing the inventories of third-party publishing houses has almost disappeared thanks to print-on-demand (POD) technologies. With POD, you can produce between 1 and 10,000 prints of a specific magazine as needed, so you' re left out when it comes to deciding how much to spend on a first-run.
There are many advantages for independent publisher who integrate POD into their publisher schedules. Through Ingram's sales and marketing networks, your book is available to over 39,000 bookshops, on-line merchants, galleries and schoolchildren. Our relationships enable us to provide them with track information updates and the available state of the available tracks.
Each channel affiliate decides whether to provide a track and how to view the stock availabilities. We' re glad that most retail stores like Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Indigo, Books-A-Million and several hundred others have "In Stock / Available" for your print-on-demand stock, which is an exact indication of the immediate stock-readiness of your stock.
To sell your paper can only be used, it must first be up-loaded to a Web site so that it can be edited, published and then shared. A few regulations must be followed to guarantee the success of your work. I' ve often quoted and presented the value of using POD as a means to achieve a wide scale publishing and bring your books to the world market while at the same time minimizing your overall cost/return.
First and foremost, this is a good way to become a new writer with a first volume for which the interest is not known.