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How To Print on Demand

Published at 03/06/2012 12:43:02


The publishing world is bursting with innovative opportunities making the whole process of delivering the material from writer to reader a novel practice. Thanks to the ever advancing technology, going ahead and delivering reading material to the readers is regardless with the way you put it on print. Print on demand is the latest method of printing your book or magazine and is for all those fresh and independent writers who want to do the work of the publisher themselves. It is a simple and easy process where the reader will place an order to buy a copy of your material and you will put the book on print after the order is placed. For better understanding follow the following five steps:

Step 1

Step 1: The first step of getting your manuscript on print is to convert the data into an electronic form. Most of the print on demand self publishing companies need to have a PDF format of the book or pamphlet, whatever you want to print. While some of the more helpful ones just need a word document of your manuscript and they themselves convert it into a PDF file.

Step 2

Step 2: This step involves choosing the best self publishing services that have print on demand services. For this read the books, blog postings, articles, reviews and all other material you get about that publisher in order to know its reliability and efficiency. Only you know how you’re on print material should look like and in those grounds the quality matters a lot. It would be better to check the already printed material of the publisher to be on the safe side.

Step 3

Step 3: Once you have made your mind about the publisher, now is the time to start working on the looks of your manuscript. All the companies you collaborate with give you a full hand in deciding how your manuscript should look on print. This involves typesetting and formatting your book to make it look professional. If you are having any qualms the publishing houses many set formats as well to choose from. Once the inside is done the cover designing is to be done which is even more important for the sales of your book. You can either choose the company’s suggestions or upload your own images and texts as well.

Step 4

Step 4: This one of the final steps where your book is ready to be put on print and now you have to choose where you want to keep it to make it available for the readers and at what price. There are a number of mainstream retail channels to choose from and you can even put it of the publisher’s site for people to have an access to it.

Step 5

Step 5: Finally your book is all ready to be released and the thing that has to be finalized before getting your manuscript on print is deciding which type of printer you want to use. All publishing companies link with a number of different print-on-demand printers and you can choose between them depending on the price and reputation.