Mailbag: POD to Offset?
Q.: I’ve begun work in preparation to print my first book. I’m planning to go through a Print On Demand service for now, as I’m still building my own fanbase. However, like most of us, I’m planning towards the day when I can print bulk through a publisher. When (if) that day arrives I’d like to go back and reprint this first book in bulk as well. What I’m worried about is whether this creates problems I might not be aware of now. Some issues I’ve managed to dream up already involve having to get a new UPC or even change/alter the book because of publishers having some sort of exclusive rights to a specific proof I supply. I realize this would require a contract which I don’t -think- PoD demands but I’d rather ask what seems a silly question now then suffer for a lack of knowledge later. Are these real concerns, or am I way of track?