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The Print-On-Demand Process

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The Print-On-Demand Process

With new developments in technology, the cost of printing a book is a lot more affordable than it used to be, typical book prints had to print in bulk, which then left storage and distribution issues. With POD print on demand services, a book can be printed when an online order is made. Or a smaller number of books can be published dependent on your requirements. New Generation have printing solutions for your novel, whether paperback or hardback options are required.


Files for printing

The file formats we normally work with for the inside pages are:

  • Print-quality PDF files

  • Microsoft Word files

Our preference is a basic Word file – let us typeset the manuscript and design the cover.



We provide a full range of binding styles that offer solutions ranging basic cheaper options, up to high quality prints:

  • Perfect binding: also called paperback or square back binding.

  • Thread sewing: the book is bound by machine-sewing folded sections together.

  • Stitch sewn: the book is bound by gluing together folded sections that have been stitched with wire.

  • Loose-leaf binding: individual pages are shrink-wrapped, drilled and presented in a ring binder, ideal for reference and training materials. We can organise the production of ring binders.

  • Wire-o binding: useful for reference books, cookery books, manuals and material for photocopying as the pages lay flat.

  • Wire stitching: also called saddle stitching, this is used on journals, magazines, booklets and other short publications.

Note on binding: different types will only be available on certain types and lengths of books and higher prices will apply for more complex binding types. For a paperback, perfect binding is used as standard unless otherwise advised.



Authors’ books will automatically be available globally via print-on- demand for a full 12 months. The author will then be offered the opportunity to renew the books’ availability for a small fee (£25+Vat as at April 2014) at the end of each 12-month period. 



Authors can also order copies of their own work at a discounted cost. The amount of discount depends on the size of order – the greater the quantity, the greater the discount we will receive from the printer. Authors can provide New Generation Publishing with a range of quantities and we will be happy to quote for each. Our quotations will include packing into sturdy cartons and delivery to you.

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