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Your book, in paperback or hardcover (case laminate or cloth with jacket) format, black and white or in color, printed as needed. There are no storage fees, nor any need to invest huge sums of money into large quantities of books. Book printing via print on-demand is a very inexpensive option thanks to technology in printing books.
By using both Amazon KDP and LS, you can take advantage of Amazon's direct-to-consumer marketing and receive a larger royalty while maintaining a reasonable retail price. With LS's bookstore-to-consumer marketing we use the industry standard 55% discount so that bookstores make a decent profit when reselling your book.
By using both Amazon KDP and Lightning Source, you, the author/publisher, make the most money while your book has maximum distribution! We pay you monthly for all your sales. Our fee is just 15% of the NET payment. There are NO MONTHLY FEES. In case you missed that last part, there are NO MONTHLY FEES!
Print on demand is your our book, in paperback or hardcover (case laminate or cloth with jacket) format, black and white or in color, printed as needed. What is great about print on demand, is that you, as the author, can do short-run book printing and have 1 or more copies printed and shipped to your home, to sell or give away as needed. This is unlike going through book printers who require hundreds of books minimum. The major online retailers—Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble will sell the printed version of your book, and the major distributor, Lightning Source, will make your book available to virtually every bookstore in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, both online and brick and mortar. Or, you can simply get books printed for your own distribution.
The best part—besides the low production costs, is that there are no storage fees, nor any need to invest huge sums of money into large quantities of books. Book printing via print on-demand is a very inexpensive option thanks to technology in printing books.
Most of the time, a hardcover book is made in addition to the paperback book. Once the paperback book is created, most of the work is done for the hardcover book. There is just an additional distribution fee of $145, and if we need to create flaps for a jacket on a hardcover, there is an additional $95 fee. If we are just creating your hardcover book and no paperback, the total cost (assuming a jacket with flaps) would be $680.
You can find our interactive pricing at the bottom of https://www.ebookit.com/tools/lp/Bo/eBookIt/24/Print-Book-Distribution-and-Book-Printing-Services
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Assuming you respond to edits and proof approvals in a timely fashion, we can have your interior formatted, cover designed, and book distributed within two weeks. Add a week or two before the book is available globally.
Yes. The way the POD printer works, the B&W and Color options are "all or nothing", meaning, if there's a single color page on the interior that you want printed in color, you'd need to have the book set-up as a color interior (either standard or premium).
At this time, our printer only provides portrait-oriented and square book options. We hope at some point in the future that we'll be able to offer landscape-format books.
Discounts available if you already have your print-ready files. Click the button to begin a new project or click here to see our complete service price list or if you want to prices on purchasing author copies of your print book, use this pricing tool.begin a new project
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* We can guarantee that your book(s) will be submitted to and made available to all these retailers, but it remains at the retailer's discretion which books they choose to carry. Virtually all the retailers, especially the major ones are not selective but some are.