How Does Amazon REALLY Get Print on Demand Books to Their Customers?

How Does Amazon REALLY Get Print on Demand Books to Their Customers?

I have a novel coming out in the Fall. I was going to go with CreateSpace but you and others have convinced me that’s a bad idea.

Let’s say I go with BookLocker instead. Everybody I know buys their books (ebook or paperback) on Amazon. If the paperback listed on Amazon is not POD-created by the Amazon subsidiary, who fulfills the order? Who notifies the POD publisher to print a copy, and who ships the copy to the buyer?



If someone buys your book at Amazon, one of two things will happen.

If Amazon has chosen to stock your P.O.D. book, they’ll already have copies on file, and will send one of those to the buyer.

If they don’t have it in stock, they’ll send the order to BookLocker’s printer, which will then print/ship the book to Amazon’s customer directly, even using an return address label. Those copies usually get shipped out within 1-3 business days.





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