From Hand written books to offset printing and then ………….. The publishing is personal again INTRODUCTION History P O D Agenda
Online Publishing Print On Demand Live case studies Agenda Introduction
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
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.
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
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