Broken Column Press uses print-on-demand technology to fulfill orders. That means that we do not have a giant warehouse of books. When a book – or a case of books – is ordered, we don’t simply go to the warehouse and get them. An order is generated with our printer and the books are made often within a few hours. Because of this technology, we can keep our costs low.
How does this benefit you?
If you are a consumer or buyer, you can order books and know that they are brand new. They have not been sitting in a warehouse collecting dust and mildew. They did not exist even hours ago, and then they are in production and on their way to you. No fuss, no muss, no funny-smelling books. You know you have had those. We have too. Nobody likes funny-smelling books. Plus, because we keep costs low, we can make our books a little more affordable for you.
If you are an author, you are able to make a little more money than you otherwise might because we do not have to pay for warehousing. We want to try to help line your pockets with saved money while benefitting ourselves. It is a win-win, or maybe even a win-win-win. We are still deliberating which it is.