2 Ways To Print Your Book On A Budget

If you've recently authored a book, you are likely very excited about the prospect of getting your written work out to the masses.  However, one thing may be standing in your way: Lack of funds.  You will need money in order to get your book printed so that it can be distributed to individuals situated all across the globe.  While you may be disheartened because you just don't know where you will be able to get the money you need to print your books, use this information to learn more about how you can get your books into printed format even if you're on a budget.

Consider Short-Run Printing

Although you may believe that the best way to get the word out about your books is to print a large amount of them and send them to as many book sellers as you can, this may not be true at all.  Mass printing is typically reserved for those authors who have either already created a devoted fan base that will go out to buy their books, or for authors who are writing books that have been critically reviewed and are therefore highly anticipated.

Unless you fall into one of these categories, you should consider short-run printing.  Short-run printing is essentially a print-on-demand service that allows you to only print books as you need them. 

For example, if you choose to utilize short-run printing, you can advertise your book online using several different virtual book vendors' websites.  Once you have whetted the appetite of potential buyers, they will place their order and you can have the book printed and mailed to them.  This keeps you from over-printing, and is great because you only generate a book for a reader who has already paid for it.

Paperback Books Are More Affordable

As an author, while you likely dream of the day when you'll get to see your books printed in a hardcover format, this may not be entirely realistic.  Hardcover books cost more to print and produce, and if you are lacking funds, you need to aim for the most affordable option possible.

Printing your books in paperback can be substantially more financially feasible than going with hardcover books.  The plus side of this is that paperback books are usually priced lower than their hardcover counterparts, which may result in a greater number of sales for you.

Don't let the lack of financial resources keep you from getting your books printed.  Use these tips to help you get your works out to the world in printed form.