Print On Demand Flips Economics of Publishing: Lulu, Blurb, SnapFish, MyPublisher, iPhoto Books


As commercial book publishing crashes, personal book publishing is booming. … These printed-on-demand books are indistinguishable from commercially printed books. In fact, some of the books you buy on Amazon are manufactured with this same technology. You just can’t tell the difference. However, being able to print as few as one copy — instead of a minimum of a thousand — shifts the economics of bookmaking toward individuals with more passion than money. For the past two years I’ve been producing high-quality books in very small quantities using several different services. I’ve shown these finished books around to many people, including those in the New York publishing industry and media, and everyone has agreed the quality is first class.(read the rest: Cool Blurb * Lulu)

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