The State of the Industry
Has print-on-demand impacted the University of California Press?
We are equipped in principle to handle print-on-demand, but in reality we have not arrived there in any significant way other than utilizing the Lightning Source arrangement for a segment of suitable titles.
We are currently at the ultrashort-run stage with small reprint orders down as low as 25 copies, working with vendors who use different equipment from mainstream book manufacturers. We try to group these orders for cost-effective shipping to the warehouse.