D2D’s expanded international print support includes Australia, Austria, Belgium...
We’ve Improved International Print Support for
D2D Print continues to evolve and expand, and one of our targeted improvements has been international print support—in essence, the ability for authors outside of the US to order author copies of their books, without paying exorbitant shipping costs.
We are pleased to announce that we have made significant progress in finding printing solutions for these authors, and as of today we have support for an expanded array of regions worldwide.
D2D’s expanded international print support
includes (but is not limited to):
Belgium Bulgaria Canada Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland
Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands New Zealand Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Slovakia Spain Sweden United Kingdom
What Proofs and Author Copies Mean for You
Proof copies are physical copies of your book that let you do some quality assurance—you can check your proof copy against the expectations you had for the cover and paper type, colors and text readability for your cover, layout within the text of the book, even the trim size you selected.
You would order a proof copy during the final stage of setup for your book, prior to making the book available for sale, to verify that everything looks and feels as expected. These aren’t typically sold to anyone, but some authors will either use them for display or sign and give them as a gift to someone.
Authors sometimes skip ordering proof copies because of the cost. D2D Print is helping with that by ensuring that print proofs are priced at a flat rate that includes rush printing and expedited shipping. The goal is to get you the proof copy as fast as possible, without breaking the bank!
Author copies are similar, but the key difference is that these are physical copies of your book purchased after it is made available for sale. You can buy a single copy or multiple copies, and you’ll pay the unit cost of the book, plus shipping, rather than the retail cost. This helps keep your overhead low!
Author copies are useful for having some of your books on hand for events and signings, to sell directly to readers, or to provide advanced reader copies (ARCs) to beta readers or book review services.
Or you might just want copies to display in your home or office, or to give as gifts to friends and family! What you do with your author copies is always up to you.
Shipping for author copies and proofs hasn’t been available for D2D Print authors outside of the US and Canada, until now. And we’re excited to be able to offer these to international authors!
As we expand the capabilities of D2D Print further, we’ll keep you updated. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Publishing, Draft2Digital Team
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