Who is the little guy?Sounds great though. The Mother Country must be impressed.
Explain print on demand please?
Print on demand means that they don't run thousands of copies off the presses, they just print a copy as soon as you order one. Advantages: less waste, more responsive to need. Disadvantages: Perception that it is lower quality, usually more expensive, no presence in bookstores. But since we are talking Amazon here, quality and expense are not issues. Also, if you read books, you can buy from Amazon, so in my mind book store distribution, though a real boon, is less important. Amazon has branches in every home, after all.
What I think you have achieved so far is beyond remarkable and my hat if off to Amazon who seem to have embraced the Quakebook project wholeheartedly. Their P.O.D. offer is superb and must be congratulated.The question now is twofold: I agree that the book should be in actual bookshops and other commercial outlets to maximise sales but is a hardback with its related costs really necessary?Secondly, if you have brought Amazon this far, could they not be persuaded to print sufficient copies to be sold in traditional outlets? Since they are not taking any fees as it is, there is no loss to their business by doing so, merely good PR.Whatever it takes to raise much-needed funds must be the motto.
Of course, to answer my own comment, the bricks and mortar bookshops might not want to stock anything printed by an enterprise they conceive as 'The Enemy'!
did u even sell any copies yet? lol
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