Is On Demand Printing Right for Your Project?

While on demand printing may sound good at first, it is not the right solution for every project. Many times conventional printing may be more a better fit for a particular project. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Will your book interest a conventional publisher?
  • Do you have the capital to pay for regular printing?
  • Do you think your title will sell more than 500 copies?
  • Are you prepared to be heavily involved in marketing of your work?
  • Do you have unusual size or printing requirements?
Major Differences Between On Demand Printing and Conventional Publishing

This comparison chart will outline some major differences between conventional and on demand publishing:

Conventional Publishing On Demand Printing
Cost Per copy Lower Higher
Initial Investment Higher Lower
Marketing Usually by Publisher Usually by Author
Out of Print Handling New Printing Needed Never Goes Out of Print
Paper Types, Sizes and Formats Many Options Fewer Options
Storage and Distribution Expensive Cheaper
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