What does print on demand mean?
Gone are the days when you absolutely have to order your books in larger quantities, just to have boxes of them taking up your living room space. Enter: print on demand. What does on-demand publishing mean exactly, and how does it compare to traditional printing? Print on demand is a revolutionary process where authors can conveniently and affordably print and distribute their books as needed. Your books will be marketed and sold across the globe, without you having the hassle of storing or shipping them. And you'll never have to worry about having enough books in stock!
With print on demand, you won't have the typical upfront costs that come with ordering your books in larger quantities. Your books will be available to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, and tons of other bookstores and catalogs worldwide. Plus, it's a sustainable process that helps to reduce paper waste and our impact on the environment.
Looking to print just one book for now? Check out our press proof service. You can utilize this press proof to see how your book looks and feels before investing in print on demand or larger quantity printing services.
What does the printing and distribution process look like?
The printing and distribution process takes just a few steps when you use our Print On Demand services. When a customer orders your book online through sites like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, the order will come right to us here at BookBaby. Then, no matter what the size of the order, we'll print, bind, and package your books and ship them to the retailer or wholesaler. Once the payment is collected, we'll deduct the printing and selling costs, and you get paid the net sales!
We also offer plenty of options when it comes to the printing process — that is, you'll have the option of whether to choose paperback vs hardcover, the trim size and binding of your book, as well as paper stock options. We make our printing process simple, so that you can customize and create the book of your dreams.
How does the publishing service work?
While self-publishing services can vary from one company to the next, BookBaby’s are unique. Here, you can find every self-publishing service you need, all under one roof. Whether you’re looking for book printing and distribution, creating eBooks, book cover design, editing, and much more, you’ll find everything you need right here.
Additionally, we offer individual self-publishing packages that can help you get a clearer idea of what might help you out on your book publishing journey. Each package is priced to meet every author’s budget so that you can bring your book to life with convenience and ease.
How can I benefit from print on demand services?
Print on demand services offer you the flexibility to distribute your book on an as-needed basis. That way, you won't have to put out larger costs up front, only to have tons of books that need to get onto bookstore shelves.
Plus, our on-demand printing services will do the distributing for you. Just simply place your order, and we'll print and ship to the distributors, then collect payments, and you get paid! The self-publishing process really can be that easy with print on demand.