What is print-on-demand publishing?

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Print-on-demand publishing, or POD, is a method of book printing that uses digital technology to make it easy and cost-effective to produce books as they are ordered, either one at a time or in large numbers. Instead of the traditional mode of printing, which typically only prints short, medium or long runs of books, print-on-demand is an "as needed" printing system, so there are no wasted books and no need to store large, unsold quantities. This approach cuts down costs for the publisher and for you. This also means that your book can be available for an extended period of time, instead of going "out of print" after a print run has been depleted.

Get your book faster with print-on-demand

Print-on-demand technology moves books very quickly through the publishing process. Books are printed when they are ordered and immediately shipped. You never have to wait for an inventory of books to be printed for you, which gets your book to readers faster.

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