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  1. #1
    A.L. Sirois

    CNBN.COM story on Print on Demand

  2. #2
    Cathy C

    Re: CNBN.COM story on Print on Demand

    I have no particular problem with self-pubbing "niche" books, because it IS difficult to get a major publisher to take on a regional or lesser known topic. Thankfully, these two books got enough attention to interest a publisher. But for those reading the article and getting excited enough to end your query process, know that this story is not the norm. Otherwise, it wouldn't be newsworthy enough to put on CNN.

  3. #3
    Frank Baron

    Re: CNBN.COM story on Print on Demand

    The business model is changing somewhat but not necessarily in the direction that article might indicate. For every self/vanity pubbed author who interests a mainstream publisher and goes on to make some dough - there are thousands who have boxes of unsold books in their garage.

    I think e-pubbing will become more common and lucrative than it is now and a viable option for those who can't, or don't want to try to crack the mainstream market.

  4. #4
    Anthony Ravenscroft

    Re: CNBN.COM story on Print on Demand

    This is just a bit like publicising all the people who live after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, & endlessly tell us how much adulation they're getting (& cash for their personal story), while ignoring the, um, deaders.

    The justification will be that they don't want to be a downer, but the fact is they're encouraging more attention-desperate jumpers.

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