Last week I gave you a glimpse of the upheaval occurring in the publishing world as it moves to meet the demands of the 21st century. One such move is the rise of print-on-demand publishing, commonly referred to as POD. Print-on-demand publishing simply means that a book is published only after it is ordered.
In other words, if a customer wants a copy of a particular book, the publisher is set up to publish a single copy of that book. Obviously, POD publishing saves the publisher a lot of money and prevents things like remainders, books that bookstores haven’t sold and that they return to the publisher.
POD publishing is only one of many new and exciting developments in the publishing world. Next week, we’ll touch briefly on the KINDLE and how it has revolutionized the publishing indus