Friday, August 10, 2012

Improvements in POD Tech to Reduce Costs Significantly

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/manufacturing/article/53482-ingram-makes-color-print-on-demand-more-economical.html



Ingram Content Group has announced a new “standard color” pricing model for print-on-demand technology that has reduced costs by roughly two-thirds, making color POD an economical publishing option for the first time. Achieved through advancements in inkjet technology, the price drop means that a greater range of book content can be printed in color and done faster around the world.

Depending on the exact dimensions of a book, color POD for a single 120 page trade paperback would previously run in the general range of $12-$13.50, making such books prohibitively expensive.  Standard Color reduces the cost of a single book to the general range of $4-$5, with a short run of 500 books pricing out at below $3/copy for a 6”x9” trade paperback. 


As much self publishing as is going on in the RPG community, this could be huge.  

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