To print or not to print...that is the question!posted 16 November 2011 by Sarah Morris
After launching A Practical Guide to Web App Success by Dan Zambonini, we have had a number of people asking if this title and Designing the Invisible will be available in paperback form as well as in the existing digital formats. So we thought we'd write a quick blog post to share our policy on this.
We have realised over the last 3 years that producing expensive paperback versions of all our books is not always the best solution for the title or the author. There are a few things at play here: the huge costs involved in the print run, the storage of stock and fulfilment costs amongst others, but also the intended audience of the title. Being such a small publisher we have to consider each title on a case by case basis and ensure we make the right choices for both the author and us.
If the eBooks we produce sell enough to cover the cost of the print run then we can go ahead and get it printed. So, if you want to see one of our books in dead tree (paperback) format then please feel free to spread the word ;)
Once a printed version of a book is made available we'll make sure we provide customers who have already bought the digital version with a discount code so nobody ends up paying more that the 'digital and paperwork bundle' price.