Book Printing Blog

RSS Grab the Country Press Inc. RSS Feed

Print on Demand has Changed Self Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Recently an article was published in Forbes Magazine on the advantages of printing on demand for self publishers. We thought we would share the important points from that article with you:

Self-publishing in general is turning the traditional publishing industry on its head, but print-on-demand services, or POD, are making every writer’s dream of becoming a published author achievable. There are some obvious reasons for this:  the out-of-pocket cost of printing one book at a time is relatively less expensive than taking a chance on a 1,000-book run.

Not long ago, an aspiring book writer rejected by traditional publishing houses had only one alternative: vanity publishing. For $5,000, $10,000, or more, an author could have his manuscript edited and published, provided that they agreed to buy a few thousand or  more copies themselves. Often these book copies ended up not being used.  Digital publishing and print on demand have significantly reduced the cost of producing a book.

Some believe the advantages of POD for authors is saving the publishing industry.

Author Control

Print on Demand is not just for authors who can’t find a publisher. Author Mark Edwards self-published one book The Magpies after working with a publishing house to publish another. For him it was a matter of expediency.

“When I finished The Magpies I wanted to get it out quickly, partly because I wanted to build momentum before my other book came out.”  The Magpies has sold over 130,000 copies and has been in the top 10 for over two months.

A Time article reported that e-book self-publishing is growing at four times the rate of other forms of self-publishing – and some authors are making more money that way.

There are many advantages of print on demand including access and author control, and affordability. Many authors are jumping onto POD publishing as a low-cost, low-labor way to turn their books into profitable products.

For more information on printing books on demand, contact The Country Press.

Excerpts - Forbes

Recent Posts


indie publishing full-service publishing in Boston, MA short run book printer, MA quote for book printing book printing short run printing services POD, Newton, MA self publishing perfect bound books self publisher Country Press, Inc Digital book printing in Newton, MA book promotion digital book publishing printing on demand (POD) Printing on demand Self Publishing statistics Country Press Printing why short run book printing, MA print books on demand in Boston, MA self publishers advantages of short run book printing, MA short-run and on-demand printing digital printing in Boston, MA self publish, MA Printing in short runs self-publishing digital book printing digital printing for manuals bound galleys in Boston, MA full service self publishing perfect bound books printer independent publishing companies book printing companies book printing for self-publishers digital printing service annual town report printing, MA print-on-demand (POD) Happy Thanksgiving Self-publishing print on demand traditional publishers gift of business Country Press Printing Inc. short-run book publishing how many books should i print Short run printing in Boston, MA Kodak EX150 digital printing system benefits of short run book printing, MA bound galley printing advanced reader copies short run book printers self-publshing self published authors, MA short runs self publishing e-books, MA and publishing books printing services galleys advantages of self publishing Country Press printing services printing soft cover school books printing and reprinting in Boston, MA self publishing acronyms The Country Press, Inc advanced copies paper Kodak EX150 digital printer self publishers, MA stock paper printing finishing digital printing, MA on-demand printing how many books to print, MA short run printers, Boston Self-publishing in Newton, MA full service publishing vanity publishing, Boston Perfect bound books printing in Boston, MA self-publishing for business promoting self published books print on-demand want to self publish a book authors, MA print books on demand, MA book publishing self-publising books Printing and binding in Boston, MA traditional or self publishing, Boston Print-on-demand services in News Port, VA Bound Galley made in Boston, MA printing hard copies of school books free holiday gift digital printer how many books should you print Country Press, Inc Soft cover perfect bound books publishing companies, MA short run production government printing services Self-publishers book printing digital printing in Newton, MA short run publishing self published book promoting, MA Country Press, Inc. short-run book printing service self publish smaller publishing houses book publishing in Boston The County Press, Inc. - MA Perfect bound book printing in Boston, MA printing short runs short run book publishing, MA digital short run book printing certified Ecologo cookbook printing in Boston, MA print on demand books, MA self publishing service, MA print on demand books short run books advance copies of books, MA choosing self publishing, Boston Short-run book printers in Boston, MA e-book self publishing, MA ARCs printing advantages of short run book printing editors for self-publishing School books on-demand book printing independent publishing short run book publisher, MA bound galleys, MA professional quality printed books high-quality manual printing advance book copies, MA short run book printing, MA book printing, MA self-publishing, MA self-publishing for businesses bound galleys with high-resolution prints Perfect binding publishing services in MA for universities self publishers government publishing houses soft cover school books manual printing self-publishing books recycled paper advance copy books, MA bound manuscripts Manual printing services sustainable and local enegery customized cookbook printing Country Press how to self publish small publishing companies, MA short run printing printing ARCs large publishing firms self published books, MA print on demand (POD) Digital book printing in Newton, MA perfect bound books in Boston, MA town report Self-publishing services in Boston, MA digital print on demand advanced copy books Rolland Opaque short run book publishers self publishing, MA digital printers annual and periodic recurring report printing digital printing for cookbooks publishing services Biogas self publishing glossary of terms self publishing books publishing deadlines Country Press Inc digital print on demand services Short-run book printing in Boston, MA difference between self publishing and traditional publishing books for book fair, MA self-publishing steps The Country Press small publishing houses Country Press Inc. creating ebooks advantages of self-publising books print books on demand in Newton, MA soft cover textbooks digital printing short-run printing short run book printing, Newton, MA short run printing for books, MA e-book formatting, MA universities print on demand services, MA book self publishing Short-Run book Printing short run book printing services self-publishers original graphic designs short run printing self-publishing services self-publising non-fiction books high quality book galleys small publishing company advantages of short run printing, MA The Country Press print on demand in Newton, MA commercial short run printing self publishing services for self publishing authors printing needs Digital printing Digital book printing in Boston, MA Digital book printing promoting your book, MA short run printers, MA short run printing, Newton, MA self-publishers, MA print on demand, MA bound galley books self publishing, Boston short run digital printing 50 Shades of Grey publishers, MA self-published author recycling programs on demand printing Digital book printers in Boston, MA American Library Association benefits of short run printing, MA reprinting school books digital book printing benefits of short run book printing publishing services for authors print on demand in Boston, MA Digital-printing cookbook printing in Newton, MA short run printers short run printing applications annual town reports print on demand perfect bound books with soft covers advantaages of self publishing town municipality report printing rosters warrants publishing services to individual authors printing services here in Boston, MA bound galleys short run prints, MA galley books The Country Press’ digital printing services here in Boston, MA author and publisher bound galley services country press book binding books for book signing, MA self published books advanced copy book printing common mistakes of self publishing Kodak EX150 American Library Association Annual Conference book printers, MA Cookbook printing facebook like book printing options Country Press’ digital printing services self-publishing in Boston, MA short run printing, MA bound book galleys Short Run Printing in Atlanta, GA Digital book printing in Boston, MA commercial short run book printing Book printing and binding short run book printers, MA Country Press Printing, Inc. self publishing authors small presses client review POD book printing The Country Press Inc short run printing services, MA digital short run printing print small quantity of books MA self short run short-run publishing the country press boston ma perfect bound book how to promote your book self-publshed authors Short run book printing in Boston, MA digital printing for books publishing companies that offer self publishing printing Advanced reader copies perfect bound book printing self-publishing cookbooks Happy New Year commercial printing company advanced reading copies printed manuals short run books, MA small publishing companies cookbook layouts short run book publishing short run book printing, Boston book galleys advanced reading copies, MA book printer, MA manuals Chorine free publishing companies self-publishing editors marketing self published books, MA printing bound galleys publishing company, MA Country Press Printing Inc ARC printing printing on-demand personalized cookbook printed manual nnual town or government report printing services in Boston, MA, The Country Press, Inc. Self-publishers in Boston, MA short run book publishers, MA Pre-publication book printing in Boston, MA publisher self publishing mistakes Bound galleys in Newton, MA short run printing self-publishing services the country press self-publishing a book Kodak digital printer print on demand in Newton, MA print and publish books digital book printing, MA ARCs Short-run book printers publishers reduces greenhouse gas emissions Kodak EX150 Digital Printers ARC books The Country Press digital printing services Short run printing in Newton, MA short run book printers, Boston self publish short run printing services The Country Press book printing on demand self publishing glossary digital publishing, MA publishing companies that offer self publishing services short run book printing commercial printing publishing benefits of short run printing Bound Galley print on demand book printing, Newton, MA print-on-demand Manual printing services in Boston, MA short run printing, Boston advantages of print on demand, MA short run book printers, Newton, MA The Country Press’ digital printing services press short runs, MA digital short run printing, MA short run book printer conventional commercial printing university publishing services smaller book printing companies long run books The Country Press Inc. Kodak EX150 digital production system book printers self publishing services for authors publishing, MA independent presses The Country Press, Inc.




Are you late with titles for the current season? Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Do you need dependability? Where do you need your books shipped to? Look no further than Country Press.



Country Press has a long history of supplying printed material to our nations Universities and Colleges. If any one or more of the following scenarios apply, we are the one to turn to.



Self-Publishing can be a virtual minefield if you are not careful. To make this an efficient process and successful endeavor you need to understand some of the “Basics” of Publishing and the definition of Self-Publishing.



We have been assisting Cities and Towns throughout New England in the design and production of their Annual Town Reports and Warrants. We offer a full range of services from typesetting, design, manufacturing and delivery.