The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing

Chapter 5: Producing and Selling Print Editions

Because of the greatly reduced financial risk and investment, print-on-demand is by far the No. 1 way for self-publishing authors to produce, distribute, and sell print copies of their books. Traditional publishers also use POD technology to keep older titles in stock without committing to warehousing and inventory costs. With POD, your book can be available for sale as a print edition in all the usual online retail outlets, as well as distributed through Ingram, the largest U.S. book wholesaler. This means your book can be ordered by any bookstore that uses Ingram, and nearly all of them do. We’ll step you through the most popular and reputable POD providers—CreateSpace and IngramSpark—as well as weigh the pros and cons of each. You don’t have to choose between them, fortunately; it’s possible to benefit from both.

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Print-on-Demand Providers: CreateSpace and IngramSpark

In-depth, step-by-step information about working with these two very popular print-on-demand services.

Should you invest in an offset print run?

The cost, process, and other factors to expect when working with a printer for your book, including warehousing, fulfillment, and working with Amazon Advantage.

Print editions: What to include in your book

In every profession, there are little details that reveal the time, attention, and care you’ve put into your work. When it comes to publishing, paying attention to those details can make a favorable impression on readers, especially those inside the trade.

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