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CreateSpace, Lightning Source, and Lulu: One self-publisher's experience

June 30, 2013

Tags: print on demand, CreateSpace, Lightning Source, and Lulu

Guest Post by Tom Benjey, initially for the Washington Biography Group.

Print On Demand (POD) technology allows books to be printed digitally one a time, thus relieving the publisher of the cost of printing a batch of books and having capital tied up in them until they sell. Major publishing houses have been using this technology for some time to keep their backlist titles in print. (more…)

Tom Benjey's run with print-on-demand self-publishing

February 17, 2012

Tags: print on demand, self-publishing, CreateSpace, Amazon, Lightning Source, Carlisle Indian School

Guest post by Tom Benjey

Major publishing houses have been using POD technology for some time to keep their backlist titles in print. POD technology allows books to be printed digitally one a time, thus relieving the publisher of the cost of printing a batch of books and having capital tied up in them until they sell. The small capital investment required to publish books via POD technology also makes it possible for an author to become a publisher (more…)

'Vanity' Press Goes Digital

June 3, 2010

Tags: self-publishing, print on demand

Digital Self-Publishing Shakes up Traditional Publishing. "Much as blogs have bitten into the news business and YouTube has challenged television, digital self-publishing is creating a powerful new niche in books that's threatening the traditional industry," write Geoffrey A. Fowler and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg in the Wall Street Journal online. "Once derided as 'vanity' titles by the publishing establishment, self-published books suddenly are able to (more…)

Want help picking a self-publishing (print-on-demand) publisher?

June 11, 2009

Tags: self-publishing, print on demand

Dog Ear Publishing has an interesting negative-marketing approach to competition among self-publishers (subsidy publishers), which might be useful to the those considering various print-on-demand publishers. Dog Ear first lists the Self Publishing Pros & Cons, suggests a strategy for comparing various POD publishers/printers (more…)