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Re: Current Books-on-Demand Publishers
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- Subject: Re: Current Books-on-Demand Publishers
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 21:27:57 -0800
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I've published about 10 titles (Caber Press; details available on my web
page... hint, hint :-) ), 6 of which are simply sitting there on my hard
drive awaiting orders. An order comes in, I print out a copy, print out a
mailing envelope and invoice and drop it off at the local post office.
That works fine for the short pieces. The longer pieces travel on disk to
a local shop with a fancy Xerox [tm] printer and they run off 50-100 copies
for me. I still print the covers on my 600 dpi laser printer, except for
the _Manuscript Inks_ title which was printed offset.
For many years Shorey's Bookstore in Seattle reprinted public domain titles
and sold them inexpensively. Powell's Bookstore, in Portland, is now
considering doing the same thing, but with a little bit better binding.
>Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 17:23:41 +0100
>From: Thomas Larque <thomas_larque@DIAL.PIPEX.COM>
>As far as I know this hasn't been used in a practical form by any bookshops
>as yet, but the same method is already being used by a couple of specialist
>academic publishers that I know of. (snip)
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon 97217
"The lyfe so short; the craft so long to lerne."
Chaucer, _The Parlement of Foules_ 1386.