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Print on Demand Book Publisher Services.  Self Publishing. P.O.D.
Resources to help you publish your book on demand. Digital printing services for authors.

Print on Demand Publishing Services Puts YOU in complete control of publishing your book. 

We have compiled a group of self-publishing and digital printing resources to give you an objective, unbiased over-view of resources available in the POD industry today to publish and market your book.

Printing on demand is a constantly growing and evolving industry and these resources are just a sample of what is possible. For more resources, go to Google.com and search on "print on demand".

iUniverse

"iUniverse provides individuals a simple, fast and affordable way to publish books, market books, and sell fiction and non-fiction books. The company is one of the largest book publishing companies in the United States. iUniverse eliminates the necessity of massive print runs, dramatically shortens time-to-market, and gives authors control over when and how their works are published."

"When it comes to publishing books only iUniverse offers you the advantages of traditional publishing as well as the time-to-market benefits associated with print-on-demand publishing."

"We enable you to ensure the creative quality of your book with an Editorial Review. We produce great-looking books, each with a custom cover. We make your book available everywhere readers buy books. Only iUniverse makes real dollar marketing investments in books that show promise through our Star Program. And only iUniverse has book marketing programs endorsed by Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookseller."

"Our expert staff of publishing professionals guide you through the publication process. We don't charge a big price for services, and our fees are clear so you know exactly what you are getting prior to publishing a book. After publication, we offer marketing products and support that help you find the audience for your book
."
 

Instantpublisher.com

"... will help sell your book by listing the first 20 pages of the publication on our web site. Each week large publishing houses, publishing companies, book brokers and bookstores will be e-mailed about new listings to our site. If there is an interest in your book, you will be notified and can make the deal, Instantpublisher.com only wants to help, this service is free to all of our customers."

Short-run book publishing is usually 200 to 5000 books however, now for the first time in publishing history from a professional publishing company, the minimum is just 25 books. Authors can receive a small number of quality produced books to send to bookstores or large publishing houses directly from a professional book publisher. Instantpublisher.com's book sizes and styles conform to the book publisher industry standards with high quality paper and materials with various binding options.

The success of Instantpublisher.com is directly related to the success of our customers whose books we produce. Most of these customers come from a desktop publishing or short run print on demand background. A large percentage of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals. Instantpublisher.com has printed thousand of titles, including fiction, religious, poetry, how-to books, local histories as well as books and manuals for companies and organizations.

Self-publishing has become one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry. The best authors may not initially be published by a large publishing house but after the book is printed and distributed in published form by a professional book publisher, unknown authors enter into large publishing contracts. Unless an author is nationally known or has a manuscript with almost certain sales potential and definite outlet, a publishing house may hesitate to publish a book title.

Now, any person who writes a book can design the cover and text pages in any Microsoft Windows or Mac based program and with the use of the free POD software, talents and equipment of Instantpublisher.com can be used to test the book's sales potential by self publishing in small quantities.

Instantpublisher.com is a publishing company that specializes in both one-color and full color text printing in four popular book sizes 41/4 x 7; 5 ½" x 8 ½" ; 6" x 9" ; and 8 ½" x 11". Seven different binding styles are available and your cover design can be either full color or one color. All covers are laminated with a thin coat of plastic to give a professional appearance to the book.

Instantpublisher.com does not buy any manuscripts outright, we pay no royalties, we do not market or distribute your books except for free listings on our web site. Authors pay the entire cost to publish a book. Authors have complete design control over the text, cover and binding style. Instantpublisher.com does not set any type or compose any pages.

We print an original from a digital file, so the customer gets an original on every book. The finished copies, the copyright and all subsidiary rights belong exclusively to the author. Instantpublisher.com can provide an ISBN number for your book for an additional charge.

 

More Resources for Self Publishing and Marketing Your Book ... and other Digital Media such as CD's, DVD's and Video.

Lulu (aka "PrintOnDemand.com) "... gives you the power to publish and sell print on demand books, e-books, music, images, calendars and more."

"It's free to publish through Lulu. Instead of charging creators for services, Lulu earns a small commission on each item sold. When you publish on Lulu, you set your own royalty. We pay creators royalties from their sales each month. That translates into a better deal for you."

"Lulu is also home to a thriving community of creators. Our community page is a great place to learn more about who we are, but you can also read testimonials from Lulu customers or go straight to the Lulu forums and talk directly to other users."

CreateSpace.com ".... Create. Collaborate. Distribute. Our free online publishing tools and Community can help you complete and sell your work. Distribute on Amazon.com, your own website, and other retailers without setup fees or inventory.... provides inventory-free, physical distribution of books, CD and DVDs on Demand, as well as video downloads through Amazon Video On Demand™. We manufacture physical products when customers order so no pre-built inventory is needed. Through our service, you can sell DVDs, CDs, and books, for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials....With our services, you can make your books, music and video available to millions of customers by selling on Amazon.com and on your own website with a customized eStore..." CreateSpace.com is a division of Amazon.com.

AuthorHouse "Since 1997, AuthorHouse, the leading self-publishing company in the world, has helped authors achieve their book publishing goals with over 23,000 books in print. Choosing a reputable book publisher, among the many book publishing companies and book publishers available, is a very critical step towards the self-publishing process. Publishing a book with AuthorHouse means you'll be guided by author advocates who are serious about writing and publishing. They will help you choose the best book publishing options and the most effective marketing tools."

"Unlike some book publishers, AuthorHouse authors retain all rights and control decisions around the publishing and marketing of their book. You determine how many and when copies of your published book are printed and you select your own royalty schedule. When your book is finished, it's available for order at more than 25,000 retail outlets worldwide, on the Internet at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and through the AuthorHouse online publishing company book store."

Adipress "InstantQuote, Instant Pricing -- allows you immediate information regarding the cost of publishing your book. It also allows various pricing scenarios which allows you to make the most economical choice."

"As a successful book printer, we can help with all aspects of the process, from determining best quantities and styles, to warehousing, Digital Asset Management, On Demand printing and any other requirement you may have. Adibooks is not a broker. All jobs submitted are printed right here at Adibooks using the latest in digital and web press technology. This gives us complete control over the process, thereby insuring consistent delivery as well as the highest standards in Quality Control...."

Booksurge Publishing "Once seen as the last resort for authors whose works were repeatedly rejected by traditional publishing houses, self-publishing is now increasingly viewed as an important first step along the publishing path. BookSurge has taken part in inventing the future of publishing since its inception."

"Not only does our modern print-on-demand technology enable authors to self-publish their work, our unique system and global reach ensure that our authors’ books are available to readers across the globe."

"Recognizing the potential of international reach, BookSurge Publishing has partnered with leaders of the global book market, such as Centraal BoekHuis in the Netherlands, Publidisa SA in Spain, and developed operations in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, to take self-publishing another step further—the future of book selling without boundaries."

"BookSurge offers authors the highest royalty structure in the industry without smoke and mirror accounting, retention of all rights to your manuscript, e-commerce capabilities, library quality paperbacks and hardbacks, and availability in the world's leading sales channels – and at the most economical price available."

Trafford On Demand Publishing  Print on Demand Publishing for authors in USA, Canada, UK and Ireland.  6 publishing packages.

RPI Print on Demand "RPI targets selective clients like you whose printing applications require market expertise and are consistently under severe deadlines. Accordingly, we've limited our equipment to that best suited to produce high-speed printing for these specialty markets."

"Products in our print-on-demand markets are generally shorter-run lengths. They include software/hardware manuals, customized textbooks, paperback books for the publishing industry, municipal financings, publicly held company SEC and shareholder disclosures, state/federal appellate briefs, full color catalogs/marketing pieces, and personalized variable-image direct mail applications."

Print on Demand for Other Products Besides Books and Calendars

CafePress.com ".... enables individuals and companies to sell a wide variety of products online with zero upfront costs. How do we accomplish this? We provide all the necessary tools and services for you to design your own products and online shop without investing in any inventory or software! "

"Selling through CafePress.com is FREE. There are no pre-printing, setup or inventory fees. Every time you sell an item, we keep the base price and you earn your markup. Checks are sent out monthly."

Marketing Your Book

"7 Quickest Ways" to Sell More Books
Using an Amazing Book Marketing Profit System

"If you'd like to sell your books profitably (maybe even become a bestseller) without losing money in bookstores or spending more on marketing than you can possibly make back in book sales, I have good news for you. You can start selling books quickly and find just the right people to do it all for you."

"How? By using the inside secrets of book marketing experts. Now you can put the highest caliber book professionals to work selling your book and relax with confidence knowing your publishing dreams will come true...."

"With enthusiastic style and hands-on technique, MarketAbility's Book Marketing Profit System gives
an all-in-one strategic approach to successfully market books."

- Jack Canfield, Creator,
Chicken Soup for the Soul® series

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