What is Print On Demand Printing
There are two main types of publishing:
- Traditional publishing – In this process, you typically write a query to find an agent; if successful, you then write a book proposal, so your agent can seek a publisher. If you find a publisher, you may be paid an advance against royalties. The publisher manages the editing and production process, distribution, and some marketing. While the publisher pays most costs up front, it also gets the bulk of revenue from book sales; you receive a smaller portion of the sales in royalties.
- Self-publishing or independent publishing – In this process, you are in charge of everything from writing to editing to production to marketing. If you have the skills, you can do it all yourself or you can hire people to help with any of these functions. If you choose to use WDP’s low-cost production service, we take care of the entire process and we set your book up for print-on-demand worldwide distribution with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and IngramSpark. When your book sells KDP or IngramSpark takes the printing and their service costs and you, the author, retains all other royalties or sales revenue.