How to make available out of print books again

Many high demand books are sold out, and publishers not ready to reprint books. In such cases, the sold-out books can be published through print-on-demand services. There is no upfront cost in print-on-demand service. Authors and publishers can ensure continuous income from book publishing.

Some books are once popular among readers now no reprint available due to entire sold-out copies. Still out of print books have high demand. Following are the example of two books in Library and Information Science sold out, and yet, readers want to buy.

MCQ in Library and Information Science by A. Y. Asundi.
Library Automation: Design, Principles and Practice by L. J. Haravu.

Authors and publishers are not interested in print again the same books due to various reasons. High printing cost is the main reason. Often the authors have to pay the printing cost in advance. If the reprinted copies not sold out, end in a loss for the publishers.

Paperback copies of sold-out books can make available with the help of Print-on-demand service. Either authors and publisher need to take the initiative to make available the book again. Softcopy of the book can format with the help of a layout professional. Find a print-on-demand service in India (e.g., Upload the manuscript and cover to the print-on-demand service website. Assign price, including printing cost per book, and royalty to the author. Print-on-demand service does not require any upfront cost from authors or publishers and no need to print the copies of books in advance. This method also can apply to publish new books.

Print-on-demand publishing uses printing technology to produce books one at a time. The books are printed when the orders come in. Therefore, if you have an order of 100 books, you can print 100 books. If a person who wants one copy of the book, they can print just one book. Print-on-demand publishing cut down publishing expense and eliminates the need for space to store unsold copies.


Self-publishing webinar (English)

Speaker: Mr. Vimal Kumar V.
Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Topic includes: Traditional Book Publishing, Self-Publishing, Copyright, Copyleft, Manuscript Preparation, Preparations for Publishing, Publishing Venues, Marketing & Publicity
Date: 13th June, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 11.30 AM – 12.30 PM (IST)
Organised by: Bengal Library Association
Platform of the Webinar: YouTube Live Streaming