It’s no secret that Medialoper loves disruptive media technologies. One of our favorites happens to be one that most consumers aren’t aware of — Print-On-Demand.
As the name implies, Print-On-Demand is a technology that allows publishers to print books as they’re needed. Imagine a world where books never go out of print, no matter how obscure they might be. That’s the promise of Print-On-Demand.
Print-On-Demand also provides authors with a relatively low-risk means of self-publishing. While self-publishing may or may not be a good idea for an unknown author, it could prove be a very profitable move for established authors or individuals who are well known in some other medium.
Today we use the occasion of our first ever Medialoper podcast to take deeper look at Print-On-Demand and the implications that it has for the publishing industry, as well as authors.
In the first segment I interview Timothy Sykes, author of An American Hedge Fund. Tim is a first-time author who happens to be in a rather unique position — he doesn’t really need a traditional book deal.
In the second segment, I talk with our own Kassia Krozser about self-publishing and the future of all media (yes, ALL media). Kassia, of course, usually covers the publishing world over at Booksquare.com.[audio:http://media.medialoper.com/lopecast01.mp3]