Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How On Demand Self-Publishing is Changing the Entertainment Industry

Print-On-Demand (POD) publishing refers to the ability to print high-quality books as needed. For self-published books, this is often a more economical option than conducting a print run of hundreds or thousands of books. Many companies, such as Create space (owned by Amazon.com), Lulu and iUniverse allow printing single books at per-book costs not much higher than those paid by publishing companies for large print runs. Most POD companies also offer distribution through Amazon.com and other online and brick-and-mortar retailers. (Fonerbooks, 2014)
                For all my readers out there and now that you know a little about what POD’s are, I’m going to review one of my favorites.   This company is call Lulu, a self-publishing website that allows anyone with a desire of publishing their work to have an easy platform to do so.  Lulu haws reasonable royalties fee system in place.  They allow you to publish in almost any format available today with a lot of freedom and control so you can make the important decisions about your work.
Another advantage of this company is that you can get your work out into Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBook which are the most known trusted companies in the industry.  At Lulu’s all you have to do is write, edit and format your work, choose your desire format, upload and publish.  It is that simple. They even provide you with free and some low fee templates that you can use.
                 Lulu’s user interface is really easy to understand and follow.  They also have a service with different packages where you can hire a professional to help you publish your book.  In my case, where I’m concentrating my-self into build my live entertainment business, this service will be really helpful.  Let’s face it, some people just don’t have the time to go over all the important steps that a top notch publication requires
                Overall, I invite every single of my readers to check out lulu.com, it’s a great option to get you started in the self-publishing world.