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#1689 - free is free 04/25/2015 on Steam Card Giveaway 0
#10 - Picture 04/22/2015 on (untitled) +51
#35 - Books don't cost millions to make  [+] (3 new replies) 04/19/2015 on yup that's that. 0
User avatar #42 - kiaserzerg (04/19/2015) [-]

Here is a real world example using my 304 page book Not Much of a Crime printed by CS

Print cost: $5.12
Retail price: $16.95
Royalty if I sell the book out of the back of my car: $11.33 (50¢ shipping per unit when ordered in qtys 10+)
CS eStore: 20% commission ($3.39) + print cost ($5.12) my royalty is $8.44 (no shipping due to CS fulfillment)
Amazon: 40% commission ($6.78) + $5.12 leaves me with $5.05 (Amazon fulfillment)
EDC: 60% commission ($10.17) + $5.12 earns me with $1.66 per unit sold.

Now, before you discount EDC as a viable option, most of my sales are coming through EDC and $1.66 is a lot more than you will earn through a traditional or vanity press. A friend of mine only earned 7¢ per unit sold for the 500,000 copies sold through a traditional press. He is now self-publishing.


Printing POD (including short runs) and offset are 2 different animals.

POD printing costs can actually be higher per page compared to Offset printing costs.

For example, CreateSpace POD cost per page is 0.012 for b/w. Add 0.85 per unit. Let's say you have a 300 page book, your costs would be: (0.012x300)+0.85, total cost per unit/book is: $4.45.

Let's compare Lightning Source POD costs per page, it's 0.015 for b/w. Add 0.90 per unit. Same book, costs would be: (0.015x300)+0.90, total cost per book is: $5.40.

For short run/offset printing, by increasing the number of books you want printed it'll bring down the costs per unit/book, thus your per page costs are less.

So in the case of LightningSource, they offer discounts for their short run & or offset printing for larger volume of units/books ordered.

Discounts in increments of 5%, 10%, 20% and 25% for 50-99, 100-249, 250-499 and 500+ units. There is an additional discount for larger offset runs of 750 (hardback) and 1500 (paperback).

So let's say you order 500 paperback books through LightningSource, you'll get a 25% on the total run:
For the same book, 500x$5.40 = $2700.
Discount at 25% for 500 units: $2700x.25=$675; Total cost = $2025.
Cost per unit/book will be: $2025/500 = $4.05;
Total cost per page: $4.05-.90=$3.15; $3.15/300 = 0.0105.

The larger the run, the less per unit/book and per page cost.

Per page cost for an On-Demand book via LightningSource: 0.015.
Per unit/Book: $5.40.
Per page cost for a Short Run/Offset book (printing 500+ units) via LightningSource: 0.0105.
Per unit/Book: $4.05.
User avatar #43 - kiaserzerg (04/19/2015) [-]
meant to omit that first part the "real wolrld example" its not mine
User avatar #40 - satansferret (04/19/2015) [-]
same could be said about my computer and internet connection. Which i use to pirate btw.
#18 - dont dead open inside 04/19/2015 on Selfie with people trapped... +30
#76 - No, if a person feels under threat they are able to act first …  [+] (1 new reply) 04/18/2015 on Win? 0
#77 - gangbangtime (04/18/2015) [-]
The judges usually disagree.
#69 - What do you mean in England we have householder protection mea…  [+] (3 new replies) 04/17/2015 on Win? 0
#72 - gangbangtime (04/18/2015) [-]
Which means there isno appropriate force until somebody gets shot or hurt.
User avatar #76 - emprex (04/18/2015) [-]
No, if a person feels under threat they are able to act first and attack their potential attacker and still be able to use self-defence
#77 - gangbangtime (04/18/2015) [-]
The judges usually disagree.
#23 - Thank you 04/16/2015 on Every Anime Ever +4
#66 - Yeah I can agree with people not trusting the government becau… 04/16/2015 on problems regarding nk's... 0
#12 - True, I know there was a family who had a lion who was used in…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/16/2015 on Random animals 0
User avatar #13 - winstonwolfe (04/16/2015) [-]
The glory of variables both seen and unseen
#9 - I imagine its a tiger which was hand raised by humans  [+] (3 new replies) 04/16/2015 on Random animals 0
User avatar #11 - winstonwolfe (04/16/2015) [-]
Mostly agree but some instincts can't be bred or raised out. A playful swipe could be dangerous. I know declawing exists but that would have to be one useless tiger in the wild if that was ones goal.
User avatar #12 - emprex (04/16/2015) [-]
True, I know there was a family who had a lion who was used in films or something like that and they had its teeth shaved down. Maybe they did it throughout its life so it was used to it?(but I agree that is pretty spooky no matter how friendly you think it is). I doubt it is meant for the wild if its this friendly most likely either rejected by mother or bred for captivity in the hopes to keep the species alive.
User avatar #13 - winstonwolfe (04/16/2015) [-]
The glory of variables both seen and unseen


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