4: Distribution
Print on Demand
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Print on demand opened up a whole new world for self-publishers, and remains a great option for lots of authors who want to publish print books. This is another 2-part lesson because there’s a lot of ground to cover. Part 2 can be found in the sidebar to your left.



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Comments here (7 comments so far)

  1. Christopher Ryan
    9 years ago

    This has been an amazing morning in class! You are restructuring the business plan I’ve had in mind, and saving me thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, a ton of mileage on my car… Very impressive. Thanks again.

  2. Joel
    9 years ago

    Hey Christopher, glad to hear. The power of education is massive, and I hope you’ve had a bit of fun along the way. Thanks very much for your comments today as you went through this material, I really appreciate it.

  3. Bill Meador
    8 years ago

    Any thoughts on the difference between signing up for Lightning Source versus Ingram Spark? See the recent blog article on it from Small Press World. http://smallpressworld.com/blog/?p=1682

  4. Bill Meador
    8 years ago

    It appears from the article at http://smallpressworld.com/blog/?p=1682 that if a publisher uses Ingram spark then the publisher sells the book at a 55% discount on all sales. If a publisher knows they would only qualify for the 35% royalty at Amazon then it seems as if the publisher makes a 10% increase by using Ingram. Am I missing something?

  5. Bill Meador
    8 years ago

    I have seen a couple of article which indicate that a self publisher should use Createspace for Amazon and Lightning Source for everywhere else. Do you see any benefits to using that process?

  6. Bill Meador
    8 years ago

    Have you every use a company such as Book Marketing Works (http://www.bookmarketingworks.com/index.php?pg=wesellforyou.htm) to sell books in addition to selling them through online and brick and mortar stores. Any thoughts on if they are worthwhile for nonfiction books?

  7. Joel
    8 years ago