Publishing or Printing?

Posted by bill on November 18, 2016 in Questions and Answers | Short Link

After having a long conversation with someone interested in “publishing” a print book I realized that many individuals don’t know or understand the difference between publishing a book and printing a book. I spent time explaining to this individual what’s involved in publishing a print book and I decided to write about it to help others understand what I do when I publish a print book.

Basically, printing a book is what happens when you prepare a manuscript using some kind of word processing software and then take it to a printer and they print it exactly as you’ve prepare it. If you have created a cover design, it will appear either as the first page or on an actual cover page.

Once the book is ready you pick up the copies and do whatever you planned to do with it. Perhaps you will give it to friends and family. Perhaps you will try to sell it.

Printing is an important step in the publishing process but it’s only one step and much preparation and works involved in publishing.

Publishing is the complete process and I will detail all the steps I take in publishing print books for myself and others instead of just printed in my next post.

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