I wrote a fan-fiction story and had emailed a company to get a license from them so I could publish it. (The license would cover copyright stuff, etc.)
However, the person in charge of licensing asked me how many copies I planned on printing... 1,000, 5,000, 10,000? I admit that I hadn't thought about that. I just wanted to self-publish and put my story out there, and if someone wants to buy it, great. If not, I'm still a published author.
What if I just want to print out 10 copies?