Print on Demand publishing pays off

July 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
For years, print-on-demand critics have maintained that print-on-demand publishing cannot make money, but Outskirts Press, Inc. President and CEO Brent Sampson can prove the critics wrong: his company recently issued one of their authors a royalty check just shy of $40,000 for book sales in the first quarter of 2006. That's more money than most authors make in a lifetime, and the book has never appeared in a bookstore.

The ability to think beyond the bookstore box is one of the ways in which POD authors can be successful, says Sampson. In addition, Sampson says authors need to know the following:

* How to achieve success in the new world of print-on-demand publishing

* Some do's — and don'ts — of print-on-demand publishing

* How to find the right channels to sell your POD book

* What to look for in a royalty system

* Questions to ask before signing with a print-on-demand publisher

* Why print-on-demand is the right choice for some authors

BIO: After years of frustration and turmoil as a writer at the mercy of an outdated industry, publishing visionary Brent Sampson imagined a better way to get published. In 2000 he founded Outskirts Press, a custom publishing solution that leaves all the flexibility and control in the hands of the author. Outskirts Press published its first book in 2001.Brent holds multiple degrees in English and Film and is the published author of five books including Self-Publishing Simplified and Publishing Gems: Insider Information for the Self-Publishing Writer. Learn more at