Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[publishing] It's a production process, not a business model

For the four hundred eighty seventh time, "print on demand" is a production process, not a business model. I continue to be amazed at the number of otherwise intelligent, thoughtful people who conflate "print on demand" with "vanity publishing."

Some very fine, well-regarded books have been produced via print on demand from commercial presses. Some real trash has come out of the New York trade press. And vice versa. Production process is not an inherent predictor of quality, artistic merit or market value.

That is all. You may shop as usual. No need to return to your homes.
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