Put simply print-on-demand means you can print only as many copies as you require.
So how does that work in practice?
Say you wish to have a book launch, for which you anticipate the need for 20 copies. We will print just 20 copies and send them over to you. That means you don’t have to print 100 copies, or however many the printer insists on, just the number of copies you need.
And what about my other sales?
That you can take care using another of our services, called on-demand distribution. What we do is put your book for sale on the many online portals we have tied up with, and print (on demand) your book when it gets sold. This means you do not have to worry about managing sales, because we will take care to ensure that your book is listed and that a copy gets to a customer who has ordered for it.
And what about stocking my books in physical stores? Or at book fairs?
Well, that too can be taken care of using print-on-demand. We will print as many copies of your book as the bookstore demands and send it there.
So what’s the catch? And what are the benefits?
The benefits are many: printers insist on a minimum order quantity that is usually 500-1000 copies. With print-on-demand, you can print only as many copies as required. That means if you want just one copy, we will print you one copy, and you have to pay for just that one copy. So there’s the obvious reduction in the amount you have to spend on printing. And with just a few copies to handle, your shipping and warehouse costs automatically become negligible. The downside is that the unit cost is a bit higher. But, because you are printing fewer copies, the total cost of printing is much lower.
So how do you help?
We help by ensuring that books are printed in required quantities and dispatched to the correct addresses. So, for instance, if you have an order of 5 copies from Chennai, or if you wish to have 20 copies of your book available at a book fair in Mussourie, or if there is an order of 1 copy via an online portal, we will ensure that your book is printed in the required amounts and dispatched to each of these places.
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