Note: This subsection is dealing with the book trade
in general. To find out The London Press options in this
area that we can offer you - please go to the relevant
topic under menu item 'London Press Options' -
specifically this page here...
Drop Shipments -
What Are They & When Are They Useful
In certain circumstances the
requirement is for economical & high quality book printing
specifically for distribution within organisations or groups. For
example clinics, business's or community groups may require large
numbers of books for internal distribution.
Drop shipments of books can be
delivered anywhere in the world and if enough books are printed at one
time (e.g. >1000 books) then a decreasing unit cost per book can be obtained, i.e.
the first three hundred books may cost �3.00 each whereas the
next two hundred might be �2.50 each.
capacity to drop ship is usually included with most print on
& Drop Ship Main Points
Order any quantity of books (e.g. quantities of
two upwards) to be printed and delivered to any
address in the world (except PO Boxes).
enough books are ordered, print price per book can start to reduce.
particularly suitable if you wish to distribute books
yourself within an organisation, clinic, community
with POD you will be responsible for all aspects of
book design, marketing and publicity.
As mentioned, drop shipment options
are included in our POD service, but within this service books will
usually cost the same unit price. However, we have the option to move your
book over to litho printing if requirements are large enough
(litho also reproduces black and white photographs with far higher
For details of the London Press
drop shipment service - please see the 'Drop
Shipments' page in the 'London
Press Options' section of this site.