How do I print one book?
January 15, 2007 8:23 PM Subscribe
What is the easiest way to print one (and only one) copy of a book?
I've found a number of out-of-print or difficult-to-find technical books I'd like to have on hand in printed form. The authors or publishers of several of these have kindly made them available online for free, often in useful formats (TEX, PostScript, et cetera). What is the easiest way to get one printed copy of each of these books?
I'm aware that Lulu (and presumably other print-on-demand publishers) will do this; however, Lulu is clearly set up to handle quantities larger than a single copy, and I'm also a little nervous about putting someone else's book on Lulu, even if I'm supposedly able to prevent others from purchasing it. Has anyone had experience approaching local printers about this sort of work? Or is there a simpler approach I'm overlooking?