What if we’re missing the real revolution of Print on Demand?
Think about it. With POD we could:
- Make almost real-time edits and updates to a book
- Feed content from a blog or website straight into a book
- Create a system for marginalia printed in a book
- Change content based on critique
- Change a cover to suit audience taste more easily
- Personalize every copy of a book
Why would we want to use print books in this way? Isn’t it better to simply allow digital platforms to handle this kind of change? On some level, absolutely. Print books can’t do what digital ones do; they can’t be changed or edited in real time. But what if we tried to mimic the digital experience as closely as we can in print books? How would that affect how we perceive the printed book? In other words, it’s time to flip the print-to-digital paradigm on its head and see if we can apply some digital-like assets to a printed product. Continue reading “DOC MARTYN’S SAGE MARKETING: Shifting the POD Paradigm”
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