Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue


Self-Publishing a Printed Book–A New Niche?

When you hear of self-publishing today you mostly think of “digital”…Even though most self-publishers offer both digital and POD (print on demand).

However, Blurb, a popular self-publisher in San Francisco who delivers first-quality printed products, has set up a “pop-up” store in SoHo, New York to teach the process of developing a first-class printed book for those who want a physical product…a product allowing them to print their own books easily and relatively cheaply, without the help of a literary agent or trade publisher.

Julie Bosman, New York Times, reports:

Self-Publisher Comes to SoHo

To make a book using an online publishing service, you create the design, add text or images, pay the fee, and in a few days or a week, the finished product is delivered to your door.

But there is the nagging question: Will it look homemade?

Blurb, a popular self-publishing company based in San Francisco, has tried to assuage that fear by planting a pop-up store, its first, in the middle of SoHo in New York. It will be there until the end of the month, complete with displays of finished books created by real customers.

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1 Comment »

  1. What a great way to overcome the objections surrounding self-publishing. Thanks for the heads-up on this new service.Ginger

    Comment by CopperTopCollins — 10/26/2010 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

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