Questions tagged [print-on-demand]

This tag should be used for questions that deal with "Print on Demand", a business process in which a book will only be printed when someone orders it, which allows printing in small quantities.

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PoD services that do hardcovers of custom dimensions?

Which print-on-demand (PoD) services allow creating hardcover books of arbitrary dimensions (e.g., 115 × 157 mm)? I'm looking to print 60 copies.
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Are there very large format POD publishers?

I have a low quantity book project that will need a book sized A3 with 1000-1500 pages. Is there a print on demand provider out there that could possibly handle that?
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Does CreateSpace (Print-On-Demand) print and ship books to the customer, or do I need to do that?

If I self-publish a book on Amazon using CreateSpace, when someone orders a copy, do I need to go to a local printing company, have it printed, and shipped to them? Or does CreateSpace print the book ...
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POD Formatting For Soft And Hard Cover

I have a finished manuscript and am ready to self-publish. I will go with IngramSpark and CreateSpace and would like to offer both soft and hard cover versions of my book. Question: Should I supply ...
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Two-color (e.g., black & red) print-on-demand services?

What are some print-on-demand (PoD) services that allow two-color printing? I would like to print a book that uses black and red ink only.
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PoD page limits

LuLu has an 800 pp. limit on their PoD books. What are some other alternatives to LuLu that allow printing more pages per volume (e.g., 1200)?
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Are print on demand books more expensive than normal published books?

I would like to publish my book. I would like to publish it as print on demand. I don't like the idea of giving my book away to a publisher. I want to have control and remain responsible for marketing ...
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What is required to sell books in the US and UK from another country via CreateSpace?

I have recently completed my adventure/fantasy novel. I am planning to self-publish it via CreateSpace's POD option. I am from India and want to sell my book in various countries, but could find no ...
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What settings are appropriate for IngramSpark?

There are several settings I've run across, and a web search turned out why you want an ISBN from Bowker rather than one owned by someone else, and you probably want 10 ISBN's at US$295 rather than 1 ...
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Where to print a weekly black & white comic magazine

Me and a couple of friends are thinking of creating a comic magazine that contains a couple of different original comics. This is what we want the magazine to have. All the images inside will be in ...
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On using InDesign or Scribus

My book editor says that we need to professionally reflow the text with Adobe InDesign software (not just in a word processor). She asks $350 for the job, which seems like too much money. Do I assume ...
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Color scheme for print and ebook

I am currently writing a book intended for print (POD) and eBook (PDF/ePub displayed on different devices, including iPads). I use InDesign (CS4) to create the book. The book uses colors for the ...
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Do traditional publishers ever make use of “print on demand” (POD)?

Do traditional publishers always use offset printing for the books they publish, or do they sometimes use POD to make books available? If they do use POD, is it primarily for older titles?