[Scribus] PRINTING Scribus books ?

Nicholas Vettese nvettese
Thu Nov 17 14:52:41 CET 2005

I have spent the last six months trying to get a calendar published, and the
lowest price I found was about $20 US a calendar.  At that level, I will be
paying people to buy my product.  I have looked at most of these companies,
as well as local and national printers.  It makes no difference.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Walzer" <sw at wordtech-software.com>
To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] PRINTING Scribus books ?

> stu seven wrote:
> >    ...well, yes, Booksurge is a "pod" printer...
> > but, ay yi yi... the "preparation costs" I am
> > seeing are astronomical... one hundreds dollars
> > plus, just for printing an already finished file,
> > this is in addition to cost per copy.
> >
> >    Anybody else reading this topic, have a
> > suggestion for paperback/hardback printers
> > who can print one copy, or on-demand,
> > without the high prices ?
> >
> I'm not sure one exists. *Any* printer is going to charge you setup
> costs when you first provide them with your files. $100 isn't out of
> line for this kind of setup, especially if you are doing a single title.
> If you are a large publisher, you can often qualify for volume discounts.
> Another thing to keep in mind is that Booksurge and Lightning Source
> also offer distribution. They are not just printers.
> Other printers in the U.S. that have good reputations include
> Fidlar-Doubleday and Publishers' Graphics. Their prices won't be much
> cheaper than what is outlined above, however.
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Kevin Walzer, PhD
> WordTech Software - "Tame the Terminal"
> http://www.wordtech-software.com
> sw at wordtech-software.com
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