Print on Demand: CreateSpace or Lightning Source? Each company has its natural customers, and they both have the backing of huge companies
Lightning Source, Inc., the print on demand supplier that’s a division of Ingram Book Company, is arguably the biggest supplier of digital books to the publishing trade. They are used by many traditional publishers, and by competitive self-publishers who want to make use of Ingram’s distribution channels. One of the really neat features of their […]
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Pick the Size of your Book. Standard sizes vary for different genres of books, and printing methods may dictate your choices. Offset printing will give you many more size and paper choices than digital printing.
Understanding Print-on-Demand: Follow the Money to find out how authors, publishers, retailers and distributors profit from this new technology and how authors have found a way to make completely passive income.
Distribution for Self-Publishers is quite different than the full distribution reach of a big publisher with marketing, sales and promotion. While a self-publisher might get a line in a catalog, or a distributor to carry their one book, they do not really own a complete distribution apparatus.
Saturday was the monthly meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA). It’s been a year that I’ve been going to the meetings, and I look forward to them. We had the usual hour of Q & A from those who chose to show up at 9:00 a.m., orchestrated by BAIPA President Pete Masterson. […]
We call them “hardcovers” and people are fretting about whether they will go the way of the dinosaur, the buggy whip, the vinyl record, the 8-track tape players. But there’s life in the format yet. It’s more accurate to refer to these books as “casebound,” and understanding what a casebound book is can help in […]
Digital printing has given rise to the print-on-demand distribution model that’s become so popular with self-publishers. Lightning Source, Inc. (LSI) is the principle provider of print-on-demand distribution, and the one I personally work with, and often recommend to my clients who are intending to become competitive self-publishers. Like anyone else, I had to work out […]
At today’s meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA), President Pete Masterson as usual presided over the first hour’s Q&A session. I always find these interesting. Each month there’s a lot of people who are new to BAIPA and the questions people bring to the meeting reveal something of the state of independent […]