[Marxism] a question
knhiebert at shaw.ca
Sun Feb 17 10:29:35 MST 2013
If my understanding is correct, there is now a whole industry which allows authors to publish themselves. At one time they were known as "vanity publishers," but with advances in technology they are a reasonable alternative for some authors.
At one time you had to decide on a print run, 50 books, 500, 5,000 or whatever. But with the new technology that is no longer necessary. You can print a small initial run and then order as needed, without a prohibitive set up cost.
To a certain degree, these are printers and not publishers. The author must market the book, get critical attention, etc. Worth checking out.
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