Cooperation with a publisher – an example
BoD – your system service provider for titles with small print runs
More than 300 publishers already use the services of BoD and reissue their formerly out-of-print titles. Our publisher clients include such companies as Campus, GWV Fachverlage of Springer Science + Business Media, Beltz, and Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
The BoD method brings publishers a number of advantages: significant cost reduction and a boost to profitability while at the same time sharpening the publishers’ profiles. Let us give you one example which illustrates the benefits publishers can draw from working with BoD.
Springer Science+Business Media – New Options for Publishers of Scientific Titles
About Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media, based in Berlin, Germany, is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services, as well as a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. The publishing group includes around 60 publishing houses in about 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the USA. A book publishing program of more than 6,500 new titles per year and a backlist of more than 45,000 titles is the embodiment of competence, particularly in the fields of science, technology, medicine, architecture, business, and transportation.
With approximately 6,500 new titles per year, Springer Science+Business Media has a large cumulative increase in print runs. As a scientific publisher, the publishing group‘s program includes many specialized titles with limited print runs and high levels of color use.
The publishing group wanted to make its numerous niche titles available for online sales in order to benefit from the profitable long tail business. The company was also looking for ways of further optimizing its own distribution processes.
With the switch to the book-on-demand method, many frontlist and backlist titles have been digitized by Springer Science+Business Media, and BoD uses the print PDF files in the book production process. All titles can be printed and shipped, and the minimum print run was reduced to one. This eliminates not only the complicated process of calculating print runs, but also costly small print runs themselves. Thanks to the electronic link to the publisher’s distribution center, orders are shipped straight from the printer as drop shipments. This way, BoD helps Springer Science+Business Media to increase the efficiency of its distribution processes.
The benefits for Springer Science+Business Media
- Cost reduction
- Long tail effects
- Process optimization