Benefits of Print on Demand

If you have yet to hear about print on demand, you are missing out on a great feature. Print on demand is a relatively new printing technology. Instead of printing a large quantity of books, pamphlets, brochures, etc. all at once and risking having a ton of inventory left over, print on demand only prints those items needed during the time of the order.

For example, let’s say that you’re a new author who just wrote a book. Rather than pay to have millions of copies of your book printed, you can use print on demand. If you are using a website to promote your book, you simply set up the ordering process with the printer. Once an order comes through, your book will be printed and sent to the customer. This allows printing to be done one at a time instead of in bulk.

So what are the benefits of this technology versus older technologies?

1. It’s cheaper.

Having a million copies of one item printed would cost a fortune. And if you weren’t able to sell all of the copies you printed, you would be stuck paying for them out of your own pocket. With print on demand, you are only paying to print the items you need based on orders. For example, if you had an order of 10 books, only 10 books would be printed, saving you a fortune, and allowing your profits to pay for the printing of the book.

2. It allows authors to become published.

There are many aspiring writers out there with great stories to tell, but unfortunately they don’t have the resources to pay for the publishing and printing fees. With print on demand, independent authors can now become published authors through the use of print on demand. This technology does not require any financial risk, so if the author’s book is unsuccessful, they won’t end up losing all of their savings.

3. No more dealing with an agent.

By using print on demand, you can opt to print the book yourself, which means that you will not have to hire an agent to push your book out to multiple publishing companies. This will save a great deal of money, and it will also ensure that your book is published more quickly than it would be using a traditional agent.

4. Creative Control

When you have an agent, you are forced into making their changes in order to have the book published. With print on demand, you have total control over what is said in your book, how the cover looks, how many pages there are and the names of each character, amongst other things.

If print on demand sounds like something that interests you, be sure to do your research and find a company that you like. Each printing company may do things a bit differently than others, and it’s a great idea to be partnered with a company you enjoy working with.

George Simmons lives in Miami.  He likes to write in his spare time and has recently been telling others about the best Florida printing companies.