I am happy to report that my first print-on-demand book produced by Lightning Source is coming along nicely. It is an entirely digital process with no hard-copy except the first proof that was delivered last week. The proof looks pretty good except I made a left-margin error that had to be corrected. At $40 per revision and $30.00 per proof, this can up pretty quickly if you are not careful.
As I suspected, Lightning Source’s print-on-demand technology has tremendous ramifications in the independent and micro-publishing world. It is getting to the point where startu-up costs on any given book title will be negligible.
I am already at work preparing the next title for print-on-demand.