Your eBook In Physical Form... Help?

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Hey Warriors,

I was wondering how people ship out their digital content in book form. I know Kunaki handles it if it was to be put on a CD, but if I wanted to make a spiral bound book in the form of my book and ship it to my prospects door, how would I go about that?

I know about self-publishing sites, but I don't want to buy my own product, have them ship it to me and when I ship it to the customer. I'm talking automation, or at least dropshipping.

What comes to mind is Mike Filsaimes recent promotion of his magazine. He sent out a spiral bound book with it that was also a digital book.

Do you really have to buy them, have them shipped to your door and then ship them again? Sounds awfully annoying and what I would rather not do.

Thanks warriors!
#book #ebook #form #physical
  • Profile picture of the author 14pulsars
    You can have have your book printed in bulk, and rely on a fulfillment house to take your orders and ship them.

    You can also house the merchandise yourself, package it yourself and mail them yourself for much cheaper. You can buy online postage from providers like or (use media mail, not flat rate or priority), stick the labels on yourself, and drop them off at the post office.

    Your timing is good, as I was asking who had physical products, since I am thinking about developing a web service that would provide some of the automation you were asking about:
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Hi Avery,

      This is from a WSO I had created a while back called the P.O.D. report.

      This post contains a list of over 150 services which provide on-demand production (printing on demand) of books, CDs, DVDs and Covers. Many of these companies can print, bind, and ship one book at a time, although most are more efficient and more cost-effective when you have 10 to 100 copies printed.

      I have tried to be comprehensive in the listings below by including a brief description and contact information. Even though I've listed many POD resources below, it does not mean I recommendation or endorse any of the POD Services listed in this post.

      Print-on-Demand Printers and Publishers The "P.O.D. Report"
      A&A Printing, Billy Ashby, 6103 Johns Road #5-6, Tampa FL 33634; ; ; Fax: 813-884-0304. Email: Caters to self-publishers and first-time authors for short-run book printing in runs from 50 to 3,000. Capabilities include digital and offset printing as well as short-run four-color book printing.
      Advantage Media Group, Benjamin Toy, P O Box 272, Charleston SC 29402; ; ; Fax: 843-414-5610. Email: Motto: We bring dreams to life. Works especially with professional speakers, providing on-demand, self-publishing, and co-publishing services.
      Alexander's Print Advantage, Gwen Gades, 245 South 1060 West, Lindon UT 84042; ; ; Fax: 801-224-0446. Email: On-demand digital printing as well as offset printing.
      Ames On-Demand, Jose Colon, 12 Tyler Street, P O Box 120, Somerville MA 02143-0120; ; Cell: . Email: On-demand books, perfectbound or wire-o.
      Angel Printing, Vladimir Medvinsky, CEO, 237 Luiseno Avenue, Oceanside CA 92057; ; Fax: 760-967-0496. Email: or "We offer 1 to full color offset and digital printing services. In-house we produce short run book printing, and work with web-printing facilities to produce large book printing orders. Angel Printing also offers graphic design capabilities, which most authors find extremely useful." Also printing on recycled papers with soy-based inks.
      Annex Print and Mail Solutions, Jeff Lazerus, Director, Digital and Imaging, 4721 Ironton Street, Unit A, Denver CO 80239; . Full-color high-quality books for the short-run and print-on-demand market.
      Apex Book Manufacturing, Almad Meradji, CEO, Alpharetta GA. Email: Opened for business on April 1, 2007.
      Apple iPhoto -- Users of its software can order bound volumes of their photos. Tiny 2.6 x 3.5 inch softbound books cost $3.99 for 20 pages and 29 cents for each additional page.
      Area Printing & Design, Neal Sumlin; . ; Fax: 678-325-2733. Email: Custom on-demand books.
      Author House, Director of Author Promotions, 1663 Liberty Drive #200, Bloomington IN 47403; ; ; Fax: 812-339-6554. Publishes 500 to 600 titles each month. Writers retain all rights (and are free to publish elsewhere as well). Royalties go as high as 30%. Among their authors are Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde; Buddy Ebsen, author of Kelly's Quest; and Thomas Hargrove, author of Long March to Freedom.
      Automated Graphic Systems, Adam Rutkowski, Manager, Print-On-Demand Department, 4590 Graphics Drive, White Plains MD 20695; , ext. 522; ; Fax: 301-843-6339. Email: Ohio Office: 8107 Bavaria Road, Macedonia OH 44056; ; ; Fax: 330-963-7771. Owned by Consolidated Graphics. Provides customers with the ability to build an online digital library where they can order books from quantities of 5 to 500 with a variety of binding options (perfect, plasticoil, wire-o, and saddlestitched.
      Aventine Press, Brion Sausser, Managing Editor. Email: "Aventine Press is only a little over two years old, but in that time we have published in excess of 100 titles, many of which by previously published authors. Our goal however, has never been to become a mill to churn out vast numbers of titles. We take pride that in our brief history numerous independent reviewers have given our company high marks in quality, value, and customer care."
      Axess Purchasing Solutions, Print on Demand Division, Edward Busse, Director Sales/Marketing, P. O. Box 500835, Atlanta GA 31150; ; Fax: 770-521-6022. Email: "We specialize in short, medium, and long runs (100 - 100,000), and can perfect-bind or case-bind to all sizes (5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 7x10 and 8.5 x 11). We have both digital equipment and offset equipment to maximize each end of the printing spectrum and provide impressive pricing and turn-around times."
      BeWrite. A oon-submission POD publisher that accepts about 20% of the submitted materials, charges nothing for the author to be published with them, appears to do great covers, and works well with authors.
      Blitzprint Inc., Pete Friebel, Vice President, Book Division, 1235 64th Avenue SE #3, Calgary AB Canada T2H 2J7; ; Fax: 403-253-5642. Email: "We are a no-nonsense POD manufacturer, with a focus on helping authors print top quality books, not collecting upfront fees." -- Eileen Gittins, CEO. This San Francisco company raised $2 million in venture capital. It does not charge authors any up-front fees. Instead, it provides free software that allows people to design their own books. Prices start at $29.95 for books of 1 to 40 pages and rise to $79.95 for books of 301 to 440 pages. They just signed an agreement with Chronicle Books to get all their over-the-transom rejections for possible referrals. If authors sign up for Blurb's services, Chronicle gets a cut on any income.
      BookBlocks, Kumar Persad, 71 Tenbroeck Avenue, Kingston NY 12401; ; , ext. 111; Fax: 845-331-1571. Email: Offers low-cost digital books in B&W or color, quantities from 1 to 1,000.
      BookMark Self Publishing, Colin Knecht and Paul Dalcanale, co-owners; ., Nicole Baxter, 2402 University Avenue West #206, Saint Paul MN 55114; ; Fax: 612-677-3271. Email: A digital printer since 1996, they provide on-demand printing of books and bound galleys. Their Digital Print Overnight Distribute service promises Internet sales, instant printing, and overnight delivery. Customers include Oxford University Press, Graywolf Press, and Copper Canyon Press. They also provide a distribution and fulfillment service called Itasca Books; web:, Wheatmark, 610 East Delano Street #104, Tucson AZ 85705; ; ; Fax: 520-903-1135. Email: Wheatmark offers customized book design, editing, and publishing services for on-demand books. They offer regular discounts through Ingram to independent bookstores.
      Books Just Books, Ron Pramschufer, RJ Communications, 51 East 42nd Street, New York City NY 10017; ; Fax: 212-681-8002. Email: Allows you to get book quotes online. Does color printing POD books.
      BookSurge, 5341 Dorchester Road #16, North Charleston SC 29418; ; ; Email: The parent company of (see below) and (also see below), it is attempting to build the world's largest ebookstore. It currently publishes 1500 titles via its own imprints and distributes another 5,000 titles from more than 250 other publishers. In June 2002, they announced a partnership with R.R. Bowker to provide POD books via,, and other Bowker web sites. They now provide full-color POD printing in 8x5 and 7x10 print sizes (requires an initial fee of $499). For more information, see: Check out their rating with the Better Business Bureau.
      Borders Personal Publishing -- Now, in partnership with, Borders is offering personal publishing of books. Selected books within this program will also be distributed in some Borders stores. Costs: $299 to $499.
      Business Graphics, 311 Main Street #1, Roseville CA 95678; ; Fax: 916-772-2332. Email: In business since 1993, they provide offset and on-demand printing of books, journals, and software manuals. Also diskette duplication.
      Buy Books On The Web, 1094 New Dehaven Street #100, West Conshohocken PA 19428; ; ; Fax: 610-941-9959. Email: They take orders at their web site for books within their system and then print, bind, and ship them within two days. Their publishing division, Infinity Publishing, helps people publish their books in on-demand format. Good company with customer-centric focus.
      CafePress. Allows anyone to produce customized branded goods, from hats, t-shirts, backpacks, mugs, and more to calendars, books, booklets, comic books, CDs, and DVDs. If you know how to format, they'll print the book for no upfront fees.
      Central Plains Book Manufacturing, Strother Field, 22234 C Street, Winfield KS 67156; ; Fax: 316-221-4762. This book printer also offers print-on-demand via a Xerox Docutech and various binding options.
      Cold Tree Press, Peter Honsberger, COO; . Email: Their mission statement: "We are an independent print-on-demand publishing services group dedicated to providing a resource for writers who endeavor to achieve the highest quality in bringing their words to the marketplace in book form, with a partner whose foundation is based on honesty, integrity and professionalism."
      Commercial Communications, 1225 Walnut Ridge Drive, Hartland WI 53029; ; 800-DOCUTECH; Fax: 262-369-5647.Chicago: 540 Mitchell Road, Glendale Heights IL 60139; ; Fax: 630-942-8099. Phoenix: 3445 South 5th Street, Phoenix AZ 85040; ; Fax: 602-268-4580. Email: A document management company that provides print-on-demand, including digital printing, web printing, and sheet offset printing of manuals, brochures, catalogs, books, directories, and guides. Full-service bindery. They do soft cover books for 6x9 as well as other sizes. They have 11 docutechs, web presses for 32-page signatures, and more.
      Consolidated Reprographics, Susanne D'Arcy, Digital Printing Consultant, 3182 Pullman Street, Costa Mesa CA 92626; ; . Email: Short run digital printing.
      Copresco, Steve Johnson. Email: On demand printing of books and manuals.
      The Copy Center, Peter McCarthy, 27 Court Street, Augusta ME 04330; . Email: Print-on-demand in b&w and color.
      Crane Duplicating Services, Dick Price, President, 947 Main Street (Route 28), South Harwich MA 02661; ; Fax: 508-760-1544. Email: Web: Specialty: galley copies. Founded in 1952.
      CreateSpace:'s publish-on-demand service which offers no set-up fees, no minimum orders, plus you keep the rights. You can publish books, DVDs, audio CDs, audiobooks, video downloads, and more via this service. Details here:
      Creek Press. Offers print-on-demand and e-publishing.
      DeHart's Printing Services Corporation, Don Dehart, 3333 Bowers Avenue #130, Santa Clara CA 95054; ; ; Fax: 408-982-9912. Email: Offers on-demand and offset printing from 25 to 2,500 copies, one or two-color text. Bindings: perfect, casebound, saddlestitched, wire-o, or spiral.
      Demand Book Printing Company, 64 Alabama Avenue, Island Park NY 11558; ; Fax: 516-889-0341. From camera-ready copy, they promise 1 to 2-week turnaround on softcover and double wire-o bindings. Hardcover, 2 weeks longer.
      DiggyPod, Tim Simpson, 1382 Industrial #8, Saline MI 48176; ; Fax: 734-429-3309. Email: Print on demand printers. They also print galley copies. "We actually have been doing some POD printing for some large book manufacturers, and they love what we have been doing for them."
      Digital Display Printing, United Kingdom. Large format printing via digital press., 73 1/2 Wentworth Street, Charleston SC 29401; ; ; Fax: 843-577-7506. Email: is the developer of a print-on-demand order-fulfillment system built to serve both Internet-based and traditional publishers. Costs for individual publishers: $89 set-up fee. $3.50 plus 1.5 cents per page for printing. Archival fee per year: $12.00 with first year free. They promise 48-hour shipment on orders once the book is set up. See BookSurge above. Check out their rating with the Better Business Bureau.
      Documation LLC, Roy Fuerstenberg, President, 1556 International Drive, Eau Claire WI 54701; ; ; Fax: 715-836-7411. They produce books on demand (from one at a time) to runs up to 25,000 copies. They provide perfect binding, plastic coil or wire-o, saddle-stitch, or ring binders.
      Document Technologies, Ron Shapiro, Business Development, 491 S Dean Street, Englewood NJ 07631; ; Fax: 201-816-9191. Email: On-demand printing, galleys, short-run books, directories, training manuals, etc.
      DocuNet Inc., Buddy Kirschner, President, #24. Email: Founded in 1977, this company specializes in short-run print on demand. Customers include Simon & Schuster, Pearson Education, and Prentice Hall. Services include scanning, CD burning, file storage, digital printing (B&W and color), and many binding options.
      Domhan Books, J. Carey. This on-demand and e-books publisher offers more than 200 titles. They also publish hardcover and large print POD books.
      Dreams Publishing, Toni Child, Publisher. Email: "We want authors that have a different kind of story to tell. We want Authors who want to be published in electronic and print media. We need authors who are willing to promote their books worldwide. We also so POD publishing."
      eBookStand, Marilyn Jenkins, President, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway #201, Mukilteo WA 98275; ; Fax: 425-315-8835. Email: Founded in 1996 as a POD publisher, they print books in trade paperback and hardcover. Their publishing programs start at $449 (including 52 copies of the book plus an ecommerce web page. A division of CyberRead, eBookstand authors have access to their ebook publishing programs.
      Edition One Studios, Ben Zlotkin, 3362 Adeline Street, Berkeley CA 94703; . Email: Custom book makers, hard and softcover, with lots of decoration options and materials. In-house 4-color, case-making, binding, and finishing. Average runs of 50 copies.
      Elcorsy Technology, . This revolutionary digital press "can print a four-color book in less than 5 seconds."
      Express Press, David Clar, 1279 Chili Avenue, Rochester NY 14624; ; . Full service, color digital printer using HP Indigo technology.
      Fidlar Doubleday, Tom Burkhardt, General Manager, Kalamazoo MI; . Offers print on demand and commercial offset printing for all business and publishing needs, including full-color digital printing. Can do books of any size, vertical as well as horizontal layouts. Wide variety of binding options, including perfect, wire-o, saddlestitch, comb, ring, and casebound.
      First Choice Books, Chris Ainsworth. Email: Offer on-demand publishing and binding services for self-publishing authors.
      FlexPress, W P Ward, COO, 4410 Spring Valley Road, Dallas TX 75244; , x218; Fax: 972-980-8136. Email: A 13-year-old company doing strictly on-demand color or B&W printing with bindery at wholesale prices.
      48-Hour Books, Printing System, 540 S Main Street #115, Akron OH 44311; . Email: They offer a nice cost calculator on their website and offer 2-day, 1-day, or same-day shipments. Cost varies by speed. Offers various sizes, B&W interiors or color, 4-color covers.
      GB Printing Enterprises, 510 Heron Drive #204 Swedesboro NJ 08085; . Print runs from 1 to 1500, using Xerox docutechs, Xerox 2060s, and Bourg perfect binders.
      Gom Publishing, Kristen Eckstein, Marketing Director; ; Fax: 866-422-8292. On-demand publisher.
      Graphic Image Group, 751 Roosevelt Road, Building 7 #214, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; ; Fax: 630-790-2955. Email: Send for a free copy of their Survivors Guide to Document Publishing and Distribution.
      GreatUnpublished, John Schwaner, Editor, 270 King Street, Charleston SC 29401; . Email: This publisher formats books for both on-demand sales as well as ebooks. They are also a bookstore that fulfills orders online. In addition, they provide a community of independent reviewers to provide readers with an honest and focused opinion of the books for sale. They offer authors a 30% royalty for on-demand books and 70% for ebooks. Authors pay a $99 sign-up fee, which covers the formatting in both on-demand and ebook formats. During their first year, they produced 420 books. See BookSurge above. Check out their rating with the Better Business Bureau.
      Green Button, Steve Talacka, President, 3162 State Route 118, Dallas PA 18612; . Email: Digital short-run book printing. Perfectbound and hardcover books from 24 to 900 pages.
      Greene Publications, John Green, 23 Alabama Avenue, Island Park NY 11558; ; Fax: 888-259-4692. Email: A short-run on-demand book printer.
      Greyden Press, Columbus OH. Print-on-demand printer.
      Hill Print Solutions, 915 S. Peak Street, Dallas TX 75223; . Email: Since 1925.
      Houston Datum, 8885 Monroe, Houston TX 77061; ; Fax: 713-944-0915. Email: (East Coast) or (West Coast). Digital printing, black and white as well as color. Hardcovers, paperbacks, coil, saddlestitched. Also brochures, postcards, and brochures.
      IBM Digital Printers, . The IBM Infoprint Manager software allows you to manage the entire process of printing books, from maintaining digital libraries to creating covers to printing and binding, even one book at a time.
      Impressions Unlimited, Mark Gion, 2300 Windsor Court, Addison IL 60101; , ext.123; Fax: 630-705-1598. Email: On-demand printer.
      Imprint Books, . On-demand book publishing, including color books and calendars.
      Infinity Publishing, 1094 New Dehaven Street #100, West Conshohocken PA 19428; ; ; Fax: 610-941-9959. Email: They take orders at their web site for books within their system and then print, bind, and ship them within two days. Their publishing division, Infinity Publishing, helps people publish their books in on-demand format. Good company with customer-centric focus.
      Inkwater Press, 6750 SW Franklin Street #A, Portland OR 97223-2542; ; Fax: 503-968-6779. Email: Offers ebooks, full-color children's books, and print-on-demand books. Offers a range of packages with personalized attention. Their titles are available for sale worldwide. Authors retain all rights over their works.
      InstaBook Corporation, Victor Celorio, President. Email:, Chris Bradley, P O Box 985, 410 Highway 72 W, Collierville TN 38027; . They can print from 25 to 5,000 copies straight from your computer in less than seven days. They use digital print from short runs and offset printing for longer runs. They offer POD, book printing, subsidy publishing, self-publishing, etc., 2021 Pine Lake Road #100, Lincoln NE 68512; . They have shifted their focus to author-driven publishing. Publishes 5,000 titles per year. Author services include custom cover design and copyediting. They offer nonexclusive contracts. Bought in September 2007 by the Author House parent company under the name of Author Solutions.
      John-Phillip's Printing, Misti DaVee, Account Representative, 3840 Forest Street, Denver CO 80207; ; . Email:
      Just My Best, Janet Terry, Publisher. A POD publisher start-up. They find appropriate books to publish and publish them via POD.
      KIMCO, Scott Laudenslager, 4120 Brighton Boulevard #A-21, Denver CO 80216; ; Fax: 303-295-2754. Email: Provides on-demand printing of books, manuals, and financial documents.
      King Printing, Tom Campbell, Vice President, 181 Industrial Avenue, Lowell MA 01852; ; Fax: 978-458-3026. Email: King offers short run on-demand books from 1 to 25,000. Binding includes case binding, perfect, lay- flat perfect, wire O, saddle, and glue. Applications include galleys, custom courseware text books, high-tech manuals, journals. King is a certified minority-owned company. Credit cards accepted. is a resource site of theirs.
      Kinko's Document Solution Division, 60 Carlson Road, Rochester NY 14610-1019; ; Fax: 716-224-8220.
      Kodak Gallery (formerly Ofoto). Offers online photo processing and Legacy Photo Books starting at $69.99 each.
      Lightning Press Printing Group, 140 Furler Street, Totowa NJ 07512; ; Fax: 973-890-4414. Email: Books on demand: paperbacks, hardcovers, reprints, and catalogs.
      Lightning Source, Julia Houk, 1136 Heil Quaker Boulevard, La Vergne TN 37086; ; Fax: 615-213-4425. Email: One of the main advantages of this system is its affiliation with Ingram Books, the major book wholesaler in the United States. All books on its system are automatically available to bookstores across the world. It uses the IBM InfoPrint 4100 and HP Indigo technology to print single copies or more of perfectbound or hardcover books. Currently offers 300,000 titles from over 3,000 publishers.
      Lipstick Publishing, Marie Lewis Stevendon. Email: Print on demand company in the United Kingdom.
      Literally Publishing, Andy Hey, The Covert, Main Street, Claydon, Oxfordshire OX17 1EU, United Kingdom; ; Fax: 44-1295-690859. Email: A UK-based publisher of new and undiscovered authors in POD format.
      Llumina Press, Deborah Greenspan; ; . Email: "We help authors self-publish books in quantities of one to thousands through POD or offset. All Llumina books are edited (if necessary) and professionally designed. Cover art, distribution, marketing, as well as personal, caring service. Affordable, all-inclusive packages. Free evaluation of manuscripts.", Stephen Fraser, Marketing Director, 3131 RDU Center Drive #210, Morrisville NC 27560; . Email: offers free, on-demand publishing for books, ebooks, custom calendars, music, and images. Founded by open source entrepreneur Bob Young (founder of Red Hat), offers an open publishing platform that allows content creators to bring their content directly to consumers. With over 10,000 titles published in the last year, is one of the fastest growing on-demand companies in the U.S. Authors set their own royalties. No set-up fee or minimum orders. Nonexclusive contracts. Color or b&w printing. They offer ISBN assignment and expanded distribution to and others for an additional fee. Their web site gets 15,000 visitors a day. A 6x9 softcover book of 150 pages costs $7.50 per copy.
      Mandeville Press, . POD publisher.
      Masthof Press, Dan Mast, 219 Mill Road, Morgantown PA 19543; . Email: "We are a family owned and operated business located in Pennsylvania that offers high quality digital printing services at reasonable prices. We specialize in short runs of family genealogy books but also print a wide array of books, long and short runs. We can produce both paperback books and case-bound books. Aside from book printing we can also satisfy your color and monochrome printing needs."
      Medius Corporation, Tony Zaia, 1103 Montague Court, Milpitas CA 94035; ; Fax: 408-519-5001. Email: A commercial printer specializing in offset and digital printing of full-color books, technical manuals, corporate collateral, and product packaging. Binding includes wire-o, saddle-stitch, and perfect. Also CD duplication, kitting, storage, and fulfillment.
      Metropolis Ink -- POD publisher of fiction and nonfiction.
      Millennia Graphics, Randy Kuckuck, President, 1225 Aeroplaza Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80916; , ext. 11; Fax: 719-638-0992. Email: Besides regular offset printing, this company does on-demand printing using Docutechs.
      NetCity Press, Nicholas Thomas, General Manager, 3311 Addy Street, Washougal WA 98671; ; Fax: 360-335-9651. Email: This company assists self-publishers in testing their books via POD or ebooks.
      NetPublications, William R. Grogg, President, 675 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603; ; ; Fax: 845-463-0018. Email: Sales: Roger Hellman; email: "We are an on-demand digital printing company who specializes in the short-run (1 to 2,000 copies) printing of books, tutorials, manuals, reports, and collateral print materials. We work with a great number of small to mid-sized publishing companies, corporate customers, associations, media companies, as well as university presses. We also do a significant amount of work for McGraw-Hill, Thompson Learning, Harcourt Brace, and iUniverse. Additionally, we print all of the training materials for Price Waterhouse Coopers and Colgate Palmolive."
      No Waste Publishing, Bernie Bahn, President, Creative Imaging, 1568 Fencorp Drive #200, Saint Lous MO 63026; ; Fax: 636-717-0695. Email: Their goal is to help authors self-publish their book via on-demand printing.
      Noalart Graphics, Jay McHugh, 420 Northboro Road, Marlboro MA 01752; , ext. 59; Fax: 508-460-1905. Email:
      Offset Paperback Manufacturers, P O Box N, 101 Memorial Highway, Dallas PA 18612; ; Fax: 570-674-9407. Nancy Lavan, Vice President, Commercial Services, 10 Passan Drive, Laflin PA 18702; ; Fax: 570-602-8813. Email: A Bertelsmann company, this mass-market paperback printer also offers a Print-on-Demand system. They offer attractive pricing on quantities of 10 to 2,500 copies. It makes use of Xerox DocuTech 6180 Publishers. "We print short run (>20 copies) perfect bound paperback, saddle stitched, comb bound, and twin-wire bound books, black and white or 4 color, from supplied files or hard copy in 5 to 10 working days from approval of proof or receipt of clean files." For price quotes, click here.
      On Demand Machine Corporation, Harvey Ross, President, 787 Cross Creek Drive #A, St. Louis MO 63141; ; Fax: 314-878-6429. Email: Their BookBuilderOne bookmaking machine, starting at a price in the mid $60,000, can produce a trade paperback book in five minutes. These machines are designed to be used in bookstores to sell on-demand books.
      On Demand Publishing, Kent Dalzell, P O Box 720, Fort Lauderdale FL 33302; ; Fax: 954-761-7282.
      On-Demand Technologies, Merna Tontat, 2220 Tomlynn Street, Richmond VA 23230; ; Fax: 804-359-4258. Email: They produce on-demand books in quantities from 50 to 2000 within one to three weeks. They offer a full range of binding options including hardcover. Also typesetting, page layout, and editing services., Walter Fuller, President, 2971 Flowers Road S #100, Atlanta GA 30341; ; . Email: A print-on-demand production house for publishers and authors. They offer online quote, order entry, production tracking, editing, and fulfillment capabilities. This site is a subsidiary of St. Barthelemy Press (; ), a book publisher specializing in on-demand and e-book production for authors.
      Outskirts Press, 10940 S Parker Road #515, Parker CO, 80134; . Email: Offers turn-key book publishing services to anyone looking for a quick and flexible way to publish and distribute their books. EDI distribution partnerships with the largest wholesalers and retailers in the world (like Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble). Set your own retail price, royalties, and trade discount and get published in about 12 weeks. Full-color and black/white publishing available.
      Parallel View Publishing, New Orleans LA 70114; . Email: In June 2008, they will launch POD services for $425 for the first title, $350 for additional titles. Books will be returnable at no additional cost. Authors get 50% royalty on net sales.
      P.O.D. Wholesale; . Email: Provides wholesale prices on print-on-demand and short runs., Iain Plunkett, Director, Adlibbed Ltd., 1 Sansom Street, London SE5 7RD United Kingdom. Email: POD publishing service.
      Paraview Books, Claire Wyckoff, Publisher; Patrick Hughes, Editor-in-Chief. Besides publishing POD books for niche markets, they now also acquire books for the Paraview Pocket line published by Pocket Books.
      PenQuest, 3642 Old Lighthouse Circle, Wellington FL 33414; ; Fax: 561-793-6625. Email: POD, books on CD, and ebooks.
      Philadelphia Print and Color, Jeff Iegman, Philadelphia, PA; ; Fax: 215-563-3212. Email:, Palo Alto CA. Offers book design software and prints POD books in very small quantities.
      Plastic Card Factory, Visual Products, 1818 7th Avenue North, Building #4, Lake Worth FL 33461; ; ; Fax: 561-202-9829. Email: Design and print custom plastic cards for any business.
      Pleasant Word, Athena Dean, Publisher, WinePress Publishing. Email: This is the POD division of WinePress.
      Portland Digital Printing, 141 Preble Street, Portland ME 04101; . Email: Print-on-demand in b&w and color.
      Prime Mover, John Woodruff. Email: A print-on-demand printer in Southern California. In business 15 years. Does 1.5 million books for the New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
      PrintFu, Brandon Corbin, 1429 Chase Court, Carmel IN 46032; . Email: Offers "super fast, super cheap PDF book printing."
      Profits Publishing, Marian Turgeon, 1525 Fleetwood Drive, Sarasota FL 34232; ; ; Fax: 941-371-7925. Email: "We specialize in putting YOUR books into your customers' at a time...on demand. We include ISBN numbers at no extra charge when the customer wants one, offer cost plus prices that vary according to the annual membership plan the customer chooses (which they can upgrade at any time) and do as much of the job as the customer wants...from editing, design and layout, cover art, printing, shipping and listing. We don't offer price breaks for larger quantities as we are strictly outfitted for one at a time printing. Our members can bring us one or a dozen titles to publish and enjoy the same low prices per each item printed and shipped (perfect bound, coil bound, saddle publication, manual, CD, PDF, or marketing package) with no additional setup fees."
      Publishers' Graphics, Kathleen Marada, 290 Gerzevske Lane, Carol Stream IL 60188; ; ; Fax: 630-221-1870. Email: Founded in 1996. Short-run black & white printing in quantities from 1 to 2,000. Casebound, perfectbound, or mechanical bindings. They also print digital color in-house.
      Rapid POD Printing, Ken Whitman, President; . Email: They are a POD printer not a publisher. They offer 5 standard sizes and a 5-7 day turnaround on print-ready PDF files. Print high quality books, comics, and art prints in quantities from 1 to 1,000 in B&W and color.
      Rapid Reproduction, Douglas P. Cioffi, 3 Church Street, Wilmington MA 01887; ; Fax: 978-988-7994. Email: "We use a fleet of Docutechs as well as Canon color equipment for the covers and perfectbind in house."
      Rebirth BioScience, Dr. Josh Ken Davidberg, P O Box 94, Largo FL 33779. Email: A self-publishing house for biotechnology and bioscience textbooks.
      Renaissance Alliance Publishing -- Publishes POD books. Also edits and publicizes them.
      Replica Books, Marin Foster, Baker & Taylor, 1120 Route 22 East, Bridgewater NJ 08807; ; Fax: 908-541-7875. Email: The on-demand printing arm of Baker & Taylor sells only to wholesalers, but booksellers can order through their favorite wholesaler or direct from Baker & Taylor. They work on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis.
      RoseDog Books, Melissa Rohm, Coordinator, 701 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222-3906; ; Fax: 412-338-0427. Email: A full service print-on-demand publisher, from manuscript to print or digital format. Finished books are available online, via a toll-free number, or through retail bookstores. RoseDog is a subsidiary of Dorrance Publishing Company, a vanity press.
      RPI Print, Ted Reischling, President, 507 Westlake Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109; . Email: Produces digitally printed products from consumer-generated content, including one-off photo books, cards, calendars, and stationery products.
      Shared Ink, Chris Hickman, Duvall WA. Hand-stitches hardcover books. Books of 20 pages start at $39.95. Offers software to help a consumer put the book together.
      Shutterfly -- Offers online photo processing and photo books POD.
      Siam eBook Printers, Jason Smith, Bangkok, Thailand. Email: Send a PDF and your shipping address and in a few days they will ship you back a bound book. Thailand customers only. "Since we specialize in very low volume (typically one book per order), we are ideal for people wishing to read e-books in a more convenient paper format."
      Sir Speedy Atlanta, John Griffies, 650 Wharton Drive, Atlanta GA 30336; ; Fax: 404-699-0670. Email: They specialize in books-on-demand and digital printing via Docutech B&W and color printing.
      Sir Speedy Printing of Cranberry Township, PA; Robert Skipp; . Email: Digital on-demand printing of books, cookbooks, etc. Digitally printed from many applications. B/W and full color available. Variety of bindings available. Free quotes.
      Sir Speedy Scottsdale, Mike Bercaw, Publishing and Production Services, Scottsdale AZ; . Email: Offers Docutech B&W and color printing of books and other promotional items.
      Sir Speedy Whittier, Craig Clark, 7340 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier CA 90602; ; Fax: 562-696-0550. Email: Specializes in books-on-demand. 27 years of experience. Offers Docutech B&W and color printing of books and other promotional items.
      Snapfish -- Offers online photo processing and wirebound flipbook photo books starting at $4.99.
      Stanton Publication Services -- See above.
      Star Publish -- "You are never just a number at Star! If you are a first time author searching for a home for your manuscript, you have found one in Star Publish...a publishing house that cares for its authors and treats them like family. Let us put our expertise to work for you today! Star Publish gives you the option to choose between Publication Packages to fit your budget. All packages include your book published as a Trade Paperback and as an E-Book. Star Publish is your one-stop shop for publication of your manuscript."
      Starnet Digital Publishing, Karen Crusius, Vice President of Sales; . They specialize in short runs of on-demand color as well as black and white.
      Studio 3, 98 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605; . Email: Print on demand publishing.
      Teachers Pay Teachers -- Teachers and professors can sell their original content and curricular via this website, now owned by Scholastic.
      360 Digital Books, 8089 Stadium Drive #C, Kalamazoo MI 49009; ; Fax: 734-591-7899. Email: Color and black & white in trim sizes from 4x6 to 8.5x11. Bindings: perfect, case, saddlestitch, and wire-o.
      Town and Country Reprographics, Victor Stoykovich, 230 N Main Street, Concord NH 03301; ; Fax: 603-225-8437. Email: Print books on demand, perfect or case bound. Also scans books to CD.
      Trafford, . Email: This on-demand publishing service pays publishers $142.50 for any author that signs with Trafford (publishers are encouraged to send Trafford's brochure with their rejection letters to authors submitting manuscripts).
      Tri-State Litho, Frank Campagna, Vice President of Sales, 71 Tenbroeck Avenue, Kingston NY 12401; ; ; Fax: 845-331-1571. Email: Their digital process assures proper paper grain direction in every book. Offers instant online pricing. Can do full-color books, in part or in whole.
      UBuildaBook, Ann Levin, President, 5217 Verduga Way #F, Camarillo CA 93012; ; . Email: Short runs from 2 to 1,000. Turnaround in 10 to 14 business days. Custom sizes available up to 11" x 11" with full-color covers.
      Unlimited Publishing, B.T. McKinley, P O Box 3007, Bloomington IN 47402; ; eFax: . Email: An ondemand publisher specializing in bringing back out-of-print books at no cost to authors and subsidy publishing for other books. Offers complete pre-press, printing, distribution, and promotion. Publishes, a book by Dan Poynter and Danny Snow (new third edition out in early 2005).
      Venus Romance -- Accepts all categories of romance including sensual, ultra-sensual, and erotic.
      VersaMark, Scitex Digital Printing, . Their printing system allows you to print customized books, catalogs, direct mail, and more.
      ViaTech Publishing Solutions, Bruce Weiser, 516 Fifth Avenue #907, New York NY 10036; ; Fax: 212-869-6392.
      Victoria Bindery, Shy Riyasat, 460 Tennyson Place #2, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; . Email: Quality soft and hard covers at affordable prices. Provides all services available to publish your book.
      Virtual Bookworm Publishing, Bobby Bernshausen, P O Box 9949, College Station TX 77842; . Email: A POD publishing firm that screens every manuscript received. They also offer a returns program, book layout and design services, marketing, and website creation/hosting. For their support center, go to
      Wingspan Press, David Collins. Email: They provide ISBNs with print-on-demand and short-run digital packages as well as a full suite of professional services for self-publishers.
      Wolf Press -- An on-demand printer in the Northeast U.S.
      Wordclay, Kevin Gray, Author Solutions; . Email: A free do-it-yourself online book publishing program for print-on-demand books. Their wizard formats your book for you from your manuscript and your book is ready to go in Word and PDF formats. Note: the wizard has one standard format which might not be right for every book. The format did not work well at all for the sample I uploaded, but they offer custom interior designs for $249.00 extra. They also provide standard book cover formats (about 20 choices). While the formatting is free and they will sell your book on their website, if you want bookstore distribution, you have to pay extra. Copyright registration also costs $99.00, but you can do that yourself for a lot less.
      The Writer's Collective, Lisa Grant, Executive Director. Email: Motto: An independent publisher for independent writers. A modest membership fee provides color covers, reduced POD or offset, free XML conversion, and discounted distributor rates. Writers keep 100% royalties on the sale of every book.
      Writers World, Graham Cook; 0845 2300543; Cell: 07921 309450. Email: A print-on-demand book publisher in the U.K., Spain, and the Netherlands that publishes worldwide in both English and Spanish. Specializes in POD, self-publishing, and book reprints. Spanish:
      Xlibris, International Plaza II #340, Philadelphia PA 19113-1513; ; 888-7XLIBRIS; Fax: 610-915-0294. Email: They take orders via their web site, but take from 3 to 5 weeks to print, bind, and ship the book. Random House bought a 49% stake in Xlibris in March 2000. They also offer e-book versions of books. Prices start as $299.
      Xulon Press, Jim Kochenburger, Senior Acquisitions Editor, 101 Southhall Lane #400, Maitland FL 32751; . Email:

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  • Profile picture of the author Ted Kopelli
    If it is spiral bound, look at your local Fedex/Kinkos. They can have your book in their system and print and ship on demand.

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  • Profile picture of the author Avery Berman
    Wow, long list there Michael!

    To the people saying they use, I wish I could. They seemed great, but they would not dropship, and I do not want to have to check who ordered a physical product, order one for them, wait for Lulu to ship it to me, and then ship it out to the customer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Hi again Avery,

      You might want to look at
      Profits Publishing, Marian Turgeon, 1525 Fleetwood Drive, Sarasota FL 34232; ; ; Fax: 941-371-7925. Email: "We specialize in putting YOUR books into your customers' at a time...on demand. We include ISBN numbers at no extra charge when the customer wants one, offer cost plus prices that vary according to the annual membership plan the customer chooses (which they can upgrade at any time) and do as much of the job as the customer wants...from editing, design and layout, cover art, printing, shipping and listing. We don't offer price breaks for larger quantities as we are strictly outfitted for one at a time printing. Our members can bring us one or a dozen titles to publish and enjoy the same low prices per each item printed and shipped (perfect bound, coil bound, saddle publication, manual, CD, PDF, or marketing package) with no additional setup fees."

      They will do everything you need.

      Have a Great Day!

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      • Profile picture of the author Rachel Embry

        or just google "ebook fulfillment services"

        There are many companies who specialize in printing, packing & shipping your ebooks. They can also "link up" to your shopping cart system so everything can be done on autopilot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
      Originally Posted by Avery Berman View Post

      To the people saying they use, I wish I could. They seemed great, but they would not dropship, and I do not want to have to check who ordered a physical product, order one for them, wait for Lulu to ship it to me, and then ship it out to the customer.
      Why not just order it through Lulu and have it shipped directly to the customer?
      Read this SURPRISING REPORT Before You Buy ANY WSO! Click Here
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      • Profile picture of the author Avery Berman
        Originally Posted by faxinator View Post

        Why not just order it through Lulu and have it shipped directly to the customer?
        ...Why didn't I think of this? Can I do this? Wow, that will make things... simple. Just a little more manual heavy but even with a few sales a day that's easy to manage....
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    If you're into book marketing, whatever services or info you require! Excellent resource and sharing of information...
    John Kremer's Key Bestseller Marketing, Book Publishing, Book Promotion, and Self-Publishing Contact Files

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    Gotta love those redundant ISBN numbers, like the ATM machines.
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