Profit from Short-run Digital Book Production

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A look at how short-run digital book production can benefit authors and independent publishers, setting you on your way to publishing success also saving you money in various ways: e.g. not having to tie up so much in stock and overheads.

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Profit from Short-run Digital Book Production

  1. 1. Profit from Short-run Book Production
  2. 2. • Retail Books• Professional Books• Educational Courseware• School & College Books• Religious Publications• Technical Manuals• Product Specifications• Conference Proceedings• Trade Journals & Newsletters• Catalogues
  3. 3. PAPER AND BOARD OPTIONS •80gsm to 350gsm •Bond, wove, silk, recycled •Munken white and cream
  4. 4. •Security of supply•Guarantee of quality•Low unit cost•Efficient use of working capital•Reduced risk•Flexibility•Rapid response•Service
  5. 5. DIGITAL PROCESS LITHO PROCESS PDF PDF Imposition IMPOSITION Imposition Digital Proof copy Proof copy Plate making Make ready Load paper Load paper Run up Check registration PRINTING Check registration Print Check colour Print Unload plates Clean plates Gum plates Store plates Wash up Guillotine Guillotine Fold Mill Mill Bind FINISHING Bind Trim Trim Wrap and Pack Wrap and Pack
  6. 6. TRADITIONALElectronic Film Proofing Plate Plate Press Registration Print Finish FinalPre-Press Seps Exposure Mounting Cleaning and Outputor DTP and Ink Balance DevelopmentDIGITAL IMAGING Final Electronic Output Pre-Press or DTP Digital Print Engine
  7. 7. Unit Cost vs Total Cost Decrease IncreaseDigital Printing Overcomes this Dilemna
  8. 8. Lower Unit Cost
  9. 9. Reduced Total Cost
  10. 10. Unit Cost vs Total Cost Decrease Decrease
  11. 11. •Reduced Stock Holding•Less Risk of Write off•Freeing up Working Capital
  12. 12. A5 Book with annual sales of: Year 1 1500 copies Year 2 1000 copies Year 3 500 copies
  13. 13. A5 Book with annual sales of: Year 1 1500 copies Year 2 1000 copies Year 3 500 copies
  14. 14. Reduced Stock Holding
  15. 15. Reduce Stockholding and Write-off with Digital Short-run Book Publishing
  16. 16. Lower unit costLower total costReduced investment in stockReduced working capital usageBetter opportunity for revisions and new editionsReduced write-offs and obsolescenceLess risk
  17. 17. •Book size•Page count•Colour•Inserts•Run Quantity•Laminating•Binding
  18. 18. PAPER AND BOARD OPTIONS •80gsm to 350gsm •Bond, wove, silk, recycled •Munken white and cream
  19. 19. •Perfect binding using EVA Hot Melt Adhesion•Saddle Stitching•Wiro Binding•Canadian Binding•Comb Binding•Case Binding•Laminating Options - Matt or Gloss•Varnish – Spot or Full•Fulfilment
  20. 20. • Retail Books• Professional Books• Educational Courseware• School & College Books• Religious Publications• Technical Manuals• Product Specifications• Conference Proceedings• Trade Journals & Newsletters• Catalogues
  21. 21. •Uncorrected proofs•Bound galleys•First editions•Reprints and revisions•Late editions•Titles always in print•Expands titles catalogue•Publishing new authors•Test marketing books and genres
  22. 22. There’s a role for Digital in every book!
  23. 23. There’s a role for Digital in every book!
  24. 24. There’s a role for Digital in every book!
  25. 25. Large-run Litho book
  26. 26. Short-run Digital book
  27. 27. Publisher’s Margin Short-run Digital book
  28. 28. •Flexibility•Rapid Response•Easy Amendment•Choice of Binding Options•Quality•Security•Titles Always in Print•Turn Back Orders Into Sales•Reduced Transport Costs•Reduced Carbon Footprint
  29. 29. •For smaller quantity runs•Where page counts are high•For smaller size books and booklets•Where content material is pulled from avariety of sources•Where colour or photo insets are required inthe body of the book•Where fast turnaround or rapid response isneeded
  30. 30. •Security of supply•Guarantee of quality•Low unit cost•Efficient use of working capital•Reduced risk•Flexibility•Rapid response•Service
  31. 31. Sometimes you have think a little differently! For information or a free consultation about how Short-run Digital Book Production can benefit your publishing needs, please contact us: Phone: Int+353+(0)1 8569566 or (0)87 7604547 E-mail: enquiries@documentsandmanuscripts.com Website: www.DocumentsandManuscripts.com
  32. 32. For Authors, Writers, Independent Publishers
  33. 33. Thank you!

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