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

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

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  Read More 
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Tutorials from the Self-Publishing Trenches

Digging for experts to guide us in the new worlds of self- and indie publishing I belatedly discovered some excellent resources. First, you can listen online to podcasts of three excellent panels on self-publishing presented at the Commonwealth Club of California in 2010:

Tutorials from the Trenches: 1. Options, Directions and Resources. What does it take to publish a book, Read More 
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