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  • Should I Typeset My Own Book?

    August 9, 2014 by Tim

    The wave of independent authors and self-publishers has opened up new questions that were not being asked in the days before desktop publishing.

    One of these is whether or not the author should do his or her own typesetting. Given the fact that I make part of my living by charging other people to do their typesetting for them, it may surprise you that I say: By all means, under the right circumstances.

    If you have no book budget and your message is time-bound for getting that book out right away, there are scarcely any other options. (more…)

  • Compare Apples to Apples

    August 11, 2013 by Tim

    An increasingly attractive option for authors who wish to publish independently is Print On Demand (P.O.D.). With this business model, instead of stocking a thousand hard copies somewhere, the book is only printed “on demand”—i.e. as it is ordered. This saves the upfront cost of printing, as well as the hassle and potential costs of maintaining and storing inventory.

    There are a surprising number of P.O.D. services available. How do you choose among them?

    I won’t suggest Option A over Option B. I will note, however, that you need to be careful to compare apples to apples in terms of how arrangements are set up. Not only is it wise to compare final product quality, but also the payment structure. (more…)