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  • 1. The publishing team Renjith P. Ritesh Sinha Sumeet Trehan Vaibhav Gupta d e m a n d P r i n t o n
  • 2. History Agenda
  • 3. From Hand written books to offset printing and then ………….. The publishing is personal again INTRODUCTION History P O D Agenda
  • 4. Online Publishing Print On Demand Live case studies Agenda Introduction
  • 5. At its simplest, print on-demand publishing means that whenever a book is demanded (ordered, bought, requested), a copy of the book is printed. To anyone who knows anything about traditional printing methods, this sounds ridiculous. Setting up a book on a traditional printing press is a long, costly process and to print one copy of a book would cost thousands of еuro. The advent of digital technologies, however, has brought changes .” Online publishing Online PUBLISHING
  • 6. What is online publishing
    • Journal information only
        • e.g. institution website
    • Abstracts only
        • e.g. indexing service – CAB Abstracts
    • Journal information + abstracts
        • e.g. Journal own website
    • Full text articles
        • e.g. institutional repository
    • Journal information + abstracts + full text
        • e.g. aggregation website - Ingenta
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 7. WHY PUBLISH ONLINE
    • Does it serve your community
    • Does it raise your visibility
    • Does it raise your value
    • Does it offer an alternative model
      • Does it offer a means of survival
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 8. Why online … potential benefits
    • Gain authors
      • Greater exposure for their work
    • Gain readers
      • Easier access and discovery of your content
    • Promotion of journal
    • Promotion of research
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 9. Online publishing issues
    • Publishing strategy must consider:
      • Opportunities and benefits
      • Risk
      • Changing trends
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 10. Usage - security issues
    • Unusual downloads – people downloading all content
      • for course packs (?OK) or for sale (?not-OK)
    • Restricting abuse through security features on e-files
      • e.g. you can protect a PDF to prevent printing
    • Plagiarism
      • It is easier to plagiarise (but also easier to find out)
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 11. Online future
    • “ in this new electronic age, if it isn't on-line, for many purposes it might as well not exist.”
    • (“The rapid evolution of scholarly communication”, by Andrew Odlyzko , Learned Publishing , 15(1) 2002 .
    Online PUBLISHING
  • 12. Paths to Dissemination Membership Institution Database Author Online publishing
  • 13. The Future of Online Publishing
    • All Electronic, No More Paper
    • Interactive Review, Edit and Revise
    • Robotic and AI Searches
    • National Subscriptions
    • International and Interlinked Databases
    • Digital Object identifier (DOIs)
    • Digital Human Identifier (DHIs)
    Online publishing
  • 14. PRINT ON DEMAND PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 15. What the digital printing is saving to THE Publishers ?
    • the risk of producing more copies of a given title than the market could consume or afford.
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 16. What the consumer – reader GAINS
    • As the technology improves, consumer gains more and more customized products
    • More timely
    • Get books regarding the niche groups they belongs to
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 17. Why to go for Pod
    • Author cannot get published by traditional publishers for one or more reasons
      • Author is unknown
      • Topic is obscure
      • Topic is controversial
      • Topic is only of interest to a small geographic area or a small group of people
      • Writing, style, or genre was rejected
    • Author desires complete artistic freedom
      • Author does not agree with editorial changes a publisher would make
      • Author wants complete control over the books outcome, database, sales and customers
      • Overall low publishing cost
      • Author would prefer to publish independently
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 18. A WEB OF ENABLING FACTORS
    • Social movements like blogs, forums
    • Punk/DIY movement
    • Special groups. Large fonts/Cartoons
    • Technology(Printing, documenting, pdf)
    • Book is still a cool thing!
    • Online content is not as safe
    • Successful POD books
    • Example
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 19. A Business around web 2.0
    • Remove the bottleneck
    • Risk of huge investment
    • Marketing by self. Collaborating with retail
    • Zero inventory levels
    • Fierce competition, threats from established players
    • Collaboration from players like Amazon
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 20. PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 21.
    • The first company in the world to offer  Print On Demand ("POD") publishing.
    • Print shorter runs or even one copy at a time, in response to orders from the author or from retail customers.
    • Trafford's service is being used by authors from more than 100 countries.
    • Trafford requires payment from the author to cover set-up costs , and the author has to do most of his or her own marketing
    Trafford Publishing ( www.trafford.com ) PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 22.
    • Unlike most other POD publishing services, Trafford owned its own large printing plant, located in Victoria. Book printing was also done through Lightning Source Inc. (LSI), a subsidiary of Ingram Books distributors. So in true sense it is not actual POD.
    • All of the packages include an ISBN number.
    • Services offered:
      • Editorial.
      • Formats.
      • Design.
      • Production.
      • Marketing.
    Trafford Publishing PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 23. Trafford Publishing PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 24. LULU.COM
    • Offers widest range of selling channels.
    • Offers books, e books, calendars , cookbooks, photo books, cd and dvd.
    • Offers only publishing and integrated packages inclusive of marketing.
    • Very simple to work website. Simple pdf upload facility.
    • used by over 1 million authors
    • Lulu keeps no  inventory , instead orders are placed in a  queue  at a contracted print-on-demand printer
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 25. LULU.COM
    • Works under 5 different functions:
      • it acts as a publishing company by offering the Published by Lulu option
      • as a co-publisher working in conjunction with outside publishing companies
      • a service provider for publishing and printing needs of outside publishing companies
      • a tool for self publishers
      • a technology company.
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 26. LULU.COM: PRICING n COST The retail price for the published item is determined based on printing costs, the author’s margin set by the author, and the fee charged by the distributor for distributed items. Printing costs for books are correlated to the page count, paper size, binding type, and color or black-and-white print. The author's margin is partitioned into 80% for the author and 20% for Lulu. PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 27. LULU.COM PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 28. BLURB.COM
    • OFFERS blurb BOOKSMART software
    • Create your book, put all the graphics, pictures and any thing you want; the software can also convert any pdf file to a book format.
    • Upload on the blurb server and make it available for printing.
    • Get it printed as and when needed, prices start from $4.9
    • Offers a standard size of 7x7, in different layouts, with soft or hard cover.
    PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 29. BLURB.COM PRINT ON DEMAND
  • 30. THANK YOU PRINT ON DEMAND

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