Print on demand, again

In an earlier post I talked about getting texts from Toolbox into books for use in the language community. The print-on-demand service I was so enthusiastic about and which I pointed to for copies of my books, has now closed, fallen victim to a change of bookshop ownership at Melbourne Uni.

After talking with Manfred Krifka and Kilu von Prince and seeing their work (the Daakie literacy book and Sóróusian ne vilye Ambrym: Siiwisian ne or Ambrym) being printed by Amazon’s online service (CreateSpace), I took the same pdf files I had previously created and uploaded them to Amazon. Within a couple of days all the checks had been done and Natrauswen nig Efat is now available online for less than $7. The pdf version is downloadable for free ( It will also be available for Kindle!


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