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Old 04-24-2015, 08:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: Lutherans & Scotch?

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Originally Posted by markem View Post
It's actually not out of print, your copy just hasn't been printed yet. On order, they will print your book.

https://www.createspace.com/

This is often referred to as just-in-time publishing. The cool thing is that there is no big overhead for a print run for the publisher and the author has almost complete control over both the format and the content (updates can happen at any time prior to your order and they are automagically in the version you get). They also result in a substantial cost savings to the buyer as there is no warehouse or return cost to account for and no middle man to pay.

I use a textbook that is published this way. Instead of $200 like its peers, it is $3 for hardback ($24 for paperback) but it is also available online (download the PDFs or HTML or read from the website) for free. If you are a computer geek,go here: http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~remzi/OSTEP/
And there's the something new I learned today. That sounds like a good way of doing things for smaller companies and limited releases. Good info, thanks!

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