What's up with no more printed copies? We completely sold out of printed books a few weeks ago. We're currently looking into print-on-demand solutions to make more of the printed copies available to those who want them.
The problem is that the book is over 400 pages and full color. And POD is pretty much pay-per-use type of thing, so the book would be even more expensive to print than before. So again, we’re currently looking into solutions for this, and want to ask if anyone knows of a decent, reasonably priced POD service. “Reasonably priced” because quality is important.
Not going to mention who we’ve already looked at for this because we want to keep things open at this point and hear what you have to say. Of course, there are also other ways to cut costs:
- Print content in black & white
- Eliminate pages by rewriting or removing stuff
- Print many copies up front and go for bulk discount
But we also have the PDF, so do we keep that the same or create two different versions of the book? What’s the best path forward? We continue to update the book and have plans to do so again this Summer for WP 3.0, so that may rule out bulk printing. We were planning on going through and updating some of the core content, so maybe consolidating pages is a (partial) solution? What would the book look like printed in b&w/grayscale?
Any ideas while we continue to look into this, please shout ‘em out. Thanks :)