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Print on Demand 


Print on Demand Books


Over the last 10 years the number of high street bookshops has more than halved although the number of books sold has increased, so it’s clearly important for authors to have their books listed by online booksellers because competition for shelf space is fierce and requires wholesale discounts that are unsustainable for most self-published books. Amazon is the best known online seller but there are many others. Our print on demand service is the simple way to make a book available online, not just in the UK but in countries across the world.

Before the growth of print on demand books (POD), publication usually meant accepting the long print run costs of traditional printing. First came up-front print costs, then the printed books had to be stored and, short of ordering another print run, there was no way to adjust production to demand.

•   Print on demand books avoid the costs of long initial print runs.
•   Avoid tying up working capital in costly inventory.
•   Call off the number of copies required to use or to sell yourself – when you want them.
•   For books we sell online you only pay for printing books after the book is ordered, printed and paid for by the consumer. This transaction involves no payment from you because we deduct the print cost from the wholesale price and pay the profit to you. The print cost also includes our profit margin on the transaction.
•   Avoid the waste of unsold stock.
•   Print on demand can be seamlessly integrated with online ordering.



How Does Creating Print on Demand Books Work?


Print on demand (also sometimes referred to as ‘publish on demand’) is a process where new copies of your book are printed when orders are received from retailers, or when you specifically request copies for yourself.

Before widespread adoption of digital printing, print on demand services weren’t possible because it wasn’t economical to print single copies of a book. As we prove daily, the economic viability of book printing on demand has changed this. It’s never been easier or more cost-effective to have copies of your book printed to order. What’s more, print on demand companies like ours can remove much of the risk from publishing your book.

Choosing between print on demand companies

As with selecting any partner, choosing between print on demand businesses means balancing a combination of experience, technical factors and interpersonal ‘chemistry’. At The Choir Press, we combine the latest print on demand book publishing technology with years of publishing experience and acclaimed personal service that you’ll experience from our first conversation.

How much will it cost to self-publish?

You can use our calculators to get an instant price for production of some popular book sizes and formats. If there isn’t a calculator for the type of book you want please give a us a call. Where prices are quoted for production from print-ready files this applies to both the text and cover. Learn more.


Talk to Us About Your on Demand Printing Needs Today

Whether you want us to print from your print-ready files or files composed by us, we’re Gloucestershire based print on demand publishers who can help you print paperbacks or hardbacks on demand – not just fiction but non-fiction in areas as diverse as travel, the arts, personal development, sport, cookery, poetry, hobbies, biography and history. Whatever your book, we can advise you and help you make all aspects of the print on demand process a successful reality. If you use our services for a long print run you can also have a print on demand service for a small extra cost. Please contact us now for more information.

What Our Customers Think

"Searching the net for a publisher for my poems, I came across the Choir Press. That was five years ago and since then I have written five poetry books and cherish every one of them."

Richard Maitland. Author; Runaways, Adventures with Words, What Larks, Anchors Aweigh and Northern Lights