Print on Demand (POD)
Definition - What does Print on Demand (POD) mean?
Print on demand is sometimes called publish on demand.
Techopedia explains Print on Demand (POD)
POD has also broadened the scope of books that are available to readers. Because publishers incur some risk when agreeing to publish a book, many are rejected, either because an audience may be too limited or the book topic or style is relatively untested. Because POD is accessible to writers, in terms of cost and the ease of self-publishing, many unique and niche books can now reach their intended audience. Amanda Hocking, for example, gained fame and fortune with her series of paranormal romance novels for young adults. After being rejected by traditional publishers, she self-published her books and gained a strong and loyal reader audience.