7 Top Print On Demand Book Publishers

7 Top Print On Demand Book PublishersPrint of demand (POD) book publishing is when copies of a book are not printed until an order is placed for that book. For self publishing authors, print on demand book publishing services make it convenient to sell physical copies of their books without having to pay an enormous upfront cost for bulk printing.

The print on deemed publishing company usually offers their  service for a fee. Services normally include printing, shipping to the customers, handling royalties, and often listing the books in online bookstores, such as Amazon. Some companies also offer services such as formatting, proofreading, and editing.

Print on demand publishing gives authors editorial independence, speedy marketability, ability to revise their content at will, and typically a greater return per book than profits made with traditional publishers.

Below is a list of the 7 of the most popular Print On Demand book publishers

1. Lulu

At Lulu, it’s free to publish, and authors can create everything from hardcover books to eBooks, photo books to calendars. Authors keep all the rights to their works and retain 80 percent of the profit they set when their books sell. They operate a global print network and provide worldwide distribution so that authors can reach readers just about anywhere, including on Amazon.com and the iBookstore. If authors need any help along the way — with cover design, editing, formatting, marketing or the publishing process in general — their services team can provide expert assistance through a la carte offerings and bundled packages. 

2. Create Space

With Create Space, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. They make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets, your own website, and other bookstores, retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.

3. Lightning Source

Lightning Source is the global leader in print on demand and distribution services. Established in 1997, they serve the world from manufacturing facilities in Great Britain and the United States. They  combine printing and distribution into a single process to get your books to customers quickly and cost effectively. Their book manufacturing is the fastest anywhere, often fulfilling orders in just a few days. As part of the Ingram family group of companies, they offer you access to the world’s largest channel of book wholesalers and retailers.

4. Xilibris 

Xlibris has been helping writers publish their books since 1997. To date, they have provided publishing services for over 60,000 titles by over 40,000 authors. In the supported self-publishing arena, their experience and expertise is second to none. From day one, their abiding principle has been that authors should have control over their work. They still live by that standard today as they help hundreds of authors each month publish their work just as they first imagined when they started writing a book.
You choose what you want from the plethora of innovative book publishing and marketing services. Whatever the genre—fiction, nonfiction, your memoir, or a children’s book—or length, format, and design, Xlibris Publishing will strive to exceed your expectations of your chosen publishing package and associated services, as well as throughout the publishing process.

5.  Blurb

Blurb is probably best known for it’s full color photography based, aesthetically pleasing,  books, but they also offer text and novel options. You can use their self publishing software to prepare your book for upload or you can simply upload a PDF. There are no upfront costs, however, when you make a book sale, Blurb does take a small portion of the profit. Fortunately, you can set your own prices, so you have some control over your own profit margin.

6. Xulon

Xulon Press makes self-publishing quick, affordable, and easy. For one low price, they publish, distribute, and market your book for you. They utilize lightning-fast print-on-demand digital technology to publish your book. They make your Christian book available through the largest distribution network of 71,000 retail and library customers globally, plus online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In less than 90 days your Christian book will reach a readership of thousands, making you a leading author in the field of Christian self publishing! And with their 100% royalty rate paid to authors for all bookstore sales, you keep most of your hard-earned money!

 7. Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press offers you the best of both worlds by combining the advantages of independent print on demand self-publishing with the advantages of traditional book publishing.  Before, during, and after publication you will receive the assistance of a dedicated group of publishing professionals, all the while maintaining 100% of  your publishing rights and 100% of your profits. 




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