Ebook distributor Draft2Digital is now beta-testing its new print-on-demand service D2D Print.
The company says the service will have no upgrade fees, no recurring fees and will offer low-cost author copies.
It says the features of D2D Print will include:
- Cover Converter — You can get a print-ready version of your ebook cover generated automatically.
- Cover Templates — If you want to supply your own existing print cover, you can use free cover templates to ensure it is the right size.
- A variety of trim sizes.
- Widow & Orphan Control — The auto-generated interior option can help keep line breaks and widowed and orphaned text to a minimum.
- Matte or glossy finish for your cover, cream or white paper for your interior, a free ISBN from D2D or use your own.
It’s important to note, however, that Draft2digital does not distribute directly to physical bookstores. You will need to request that a store order and carry your books and they can order them through their regular channels.
The usual options for indie authors to publish and distribute print books are either through Ingram Spark, which distributes to the book trade worldwide, and Amazon’s KDP Print, which has taken over from CreateSpace, and distributes print books on Amazon and also features Expanded Distribution.
You can join the D2D Print Beta Waiting List at Draft2digital.