Amazon Prime Big Deal Days are today and tomorrow, so it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at the convenience, efficiency, and global reach of the worldwide distribution network you have access to when self-publishing through Outskirts Press.
Once your physical book (paperback/hardback) is published with Outskirts Press, it is distributed through the world’s largest wholesale distributors (like Ingram, Bowker and Baker & Taylor) to over 60,000 retailers worldwide (like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, and thousands of others).
If your book has a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN), it will also be distributed to thousands of libraries through distributors like Baker & Taylor.
If your book is Christian-focused you will also have distribution to Christian bookstores through Spring Arbor.
Through our Global Connect program, international bookstore and retail orders are filled through print facilities as close to their location as possible—to keep shipping costs low, and allow your book to have global reach. We partner with print facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, England, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, South Africa, and Spain.
Digital distribution and POD production means your book can be distributed and accessed by readers everywhere. This global reach allows authors to reach a vast and diverse audience, transcending geographical boundaries.
Readers can purchase your book from just about any book retail website they visit. This convenience is highly valued by consumers, as they don’t have to wait for physical copies to become available in stores.
Lower Production Costs
Producing and distributing POD books is generally more cost-effective than traditional offset print publishing since there are no up-front, out-of-pocket printing, shipping, or warehousing costs.
Easier Updates and Revisions
Authors and publishers can easily update or revise POD books because you will rarely have boxes and boxes of books printed in advance. This is particularly beneficial for textbooks, reference materials, and works that require periodic updates.
Print-on-Demand books reduce the environmental impact associated with traditional, large scale, offset printing (such as paper production and transportation). It aligns with eco-friendly practices and sustainability.
Authors have more control over pricing, distribution, and marketing strategies for POD books. You can experiment with pricing models, run promotions, and make adjustments.
Speed to Market
POD self-publishing empowers you to publish within a matter of weeks instead of the much longer timeframes (sometimes years) associated with traditional publishing.
Self-published books that are digitally distributed on-demand can remain available for an extended period at a nominal cost, even if they are not bestsellers.
Not surprisingly, many of these advantages are also shared by ebooks and Audiobooks. To learn more about how worldwide digital distribution and zero-inventory management works, click here.
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