so you can do your own bean-counting and plan your publishing ahead of time.
POD is a new technology that allows you to print and sell your own books WITHOUT having any actual inventory!
There is NO OVERHEAD and only MINIMAL start-up fees.
At Trafford, they even provide addl. marketing to national retail book chains as well as your own shopping cart and web page. Depending on the package you choose --
they can function as an economical vanity press or a sophisticated publisher that collects and maintains an off-shore royalty account for you.
These are the easy steps:
1. Download, sign and mail the printing contract with your set-up fee
2. Create a .PRN file of your document and send it along with a .TIF file of your cover art and spine.
3. They will send you an Artist's Proof copy of your new book to approve.
4. Upon your approval - the book is instantly available in ANY quantity!
If you purchase copies of your book you only pay the cost.
If they sell your book they pay you a royalty on the net profit.
You retain all rights to your work.
They do not preclude you from finding a mainstram publisher.
All copyrights, bar codes, ISBN, etc. are provided!
So what's your excuse? Get crackin'g crackers!