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F.A.Q.

 

General Information
What products and services does KD Press offer?
Is KD Press a publisher?
Does KD Press sell directly to consumers?
How is KD Press different from traditional book printers?
How can KD Press benefit publishers?
What books are candidates for theKD Pressprint-on-demand program?
Must my title be in digital format when I submit it?
If submitting by digital file, are there format requirements?
What books are candidates for the KD Press print-on-demand program?

Print-on-Demand Services
Is KD Press an out-of-print service?
What materials are used in KD Press print-on-demand books?
How does making a title available as a print-on-demand title benefit me and my authors?
How quickly can print-on-demand orders be printed and shipped?
 

What products and services does KD Press offer?

KD Press offers a suite of services that makes doing business in today's high-tech world both easy and profitable for publishers. We offer quick turnaround (usually two days) of short-run (25 to 100 copies) perfect bound paperbacks, mechanical bound books and full color books. Larger print runs are processed between 5 and 10 days.

Is KD Press a publisher?
No. KD Press is designed to be a resource for publishers, providing printing, distribution and digital fulfillment services. Publishers maintain all rights to their titles and pay author royalties.


Does KD Press sell directly to consumers?
No. KD Press is not a retailer. While the fast, easy solutions we provide ultimately benefit the consumer, KD Press's customers are publishers, booksellers and libraries. The services KD Press offers are designed to give publishers the tools they need to maintain high standards for customer service in a changing marketplace.


How is KD Press different from traditional book printers?
KD Press specializes in "on demand" printing needs. Titles are printed one book at a time to meet the exact demands of the market. A range of formats are available including trade paperback, mechanical bound manuals and workbooks and full color books. As part of our "on demand" printing capabilities, we also provide short-run and galley printing.


How can KD Press benefit publishers?
KD Press benefits the publisher through both its print-on-demand and ebook services. With KD Press's print on demand system, the publisher sells more books, reduces its investment in printing and warehousing inventory and all orders are filled quickly and easily. In addition to KD Press's "on demand" capabilities, our digital fulfillment services will give you the tools you need to realize the potential of ebook sales while at the same time affording you the flexibility you need to keep pace with the dynamics of the marketplace.

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Must my title be in digital format when I submit it?
No. KD Press accepts both hard copy and digital file submissions for print on demand products. The hard copy is scanned for print-on-demand.


If submitting by digital file, are there format requirements?
Yes. Refer to the File Creation section of the KD Press Website.



What books are candidates for the KD Press print-on-demand program?
Depending on your needs, any title can be a candidate. Current titles in our print-on-demand program include new titles, current backlist, OP (out of print), and OSI (out of stock) titles. Books should not be pornographic or obscene to a degree where they would not be carried by a traditional trade bookstore.


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Print-on-Demand Services

Is KD Press an out-of-print service?
With the KD Press print-on-demand service, publishers can now bring back out-of-print titles and prevent premature extinction of low-volume sellers. In addition, publishers can test-market or launch a new publication through our services.

What materials are used in KD Press print-on-demand books?
KD Press uses a high quality, acid-free, book-grade opaque paper stock. Depending on your book size (page count), books are printed on either a 50#, 60# or 70# opaque text. Paperback covers are printed full color (4/0) on a bright white 12pt C1S (coated one side) cover stock and laminated with either Gloss or Matte layflat film.


How does making a title available as a print-on-demand title benefit me and my authors?
With KD Press's combination of "on demand" and short-run printing, publishers reduce inventory carrying costs and the risk associated with reprinting slow-moving titles or launching new titles. This in turn allows publishers to provide more new titles and keep more books in print. For authors, big or small, KD Press affords the opportunity to prolong the active life of their book. As part of our "on demand" capabilities, KD Press also provides 4-color cover galleys for promotional use.


How quickly can print-on-demand orders be printed and shipped?
Using revolutionary technology, KD Press can print 800 pages in less than a minute!
In most cases print-on-demand orders are printed and shipped within 2 business days.