Sunday, 22 June 2008

Self-Publishing vs. POD

The terms self-publishing and POD are often used interchangeably: but they are quite different.

Self-publishing is the process by which a writer publishes their own work, usually in book form.

POD is short for “print on demand” (and not, as some vanity presses insist, “publish on demand”), a printing process which utilises digital technology to print books one copy at a time.

It is possible (and usual) for the self-publisher to use POD technology to print their books, but it is not a requirement.

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