Thursday, May 10, 2007

When is a POD, not a POD?

I just thought of a question that could be added to the iUniverse Book Reviewer's handy-dandy comparison chart: is the review site for all books using print on demand technology, or only self-published books?

Because here at the PODcave we recently thought this one over. POD People is all about self-publishing, whether you actually use POD or not (e.g. ebooks only, short offset run, we don't care). By referring to this, generically, as 'POD' we continue to contribute blithely to the murderation of semantically correct English.

I believe POD Critic and Leo Stableford cover PODs that are not self-published? So they are self-POD inclusive rather than exclusive, probably a smart move if if we are trying to blur the distinctions between good self-POD and good fiction in general. But then nobody could accuse me of making too many smart moves...

Anyhow, if you are a non-self-published POD author this is not the blog for you. May I interest you in this new blog by the other half of the PODmins, the inimitable Dawno....

3 comments:

POD Critic said...

For me, if a micropress is putting out books in short runs on an offset press, as long as that offset press belongs to Lightning Source, I’ll review the book. Why? Because LSI will still push the book to online bookseller sites (Amazon, BN.com, etc.) They will in turn order the books two at a time to replenish their stock, at the very least, forcing the print-on-demand model.

Emily Veinglory said...

I just had another query from a small press POD author--any tips on who I should send them on to?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hello! I am delighted to find your site and noticed that you were still accepting paperback submissions - but did not see any contact information for submissions. Please let me know what procedure I need to follow. Thank you!
L. Diane Wolfe
www.thecircleoffriends.net