Print On Demand Services; a Boon for both Publishers and Authors
Ever wondered why we need to print a large volume of books to make it financially viable to bring it into the market? In 2005, a middle-aged lady wanted to get her collection of photographs printed into a neat book format so that she could distribute it in her social circle. She was aghast when she found out that it was impossible to get a small volume of her books printed as the technology available rendered it financially unviable to print a small volume of books. She decided that she’ll get it printed in her own way & she finally succeeded in getting it done. That lady was Eileen Gittins & she later founded Blurb Inc, which has now become a name synonymous with unleashing the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and eBooks. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and eBooks.
Others followed suit & thus was born the concept of books in print on demand, popularly called as POD. Books on print on demand are of the same or slightly inferior quality compared to conventionally printed books and cost only a tad more than them. But the best part is that they allow small publishers, self-publishing authors to get a small volume, as low as 1 copy of a title to be printed and introduced into the market. Traditionally, the printing was done using offset printing machines, which made it next to impossible to get a small volume of books printed. With the new PDF-to-Book workflow, it was possible to upload a print-ready book onto a web-based network from where the printer could directly print, arrange, bind and completely finish the book. From thereon, even publishing houses started using POD technology for printing a small volume of niche or out-of-print titles for which they did not want to keep any inventory.
Book on print on demand use technology that is web-based which requires that the book manuscript is available in a print-ready PDF file from where it can be directly printed. This is where print2eforms can help publishers with their backlist or less-in-demand titles. We, at print2eforms, possess the technical capabilities to not only convert the physical books into a print-ready PDF but also get it printed form POD-enabled printers. Book on print on demand is the future and we bring the future today to you. Contact & today and we’ll be happy to assist you with all your requirements regarding a book on print on demand.