It’s no secret that many people have been suffering through this recent and widespread period of economic decline. The unique position of publish-on-demand (or print-on-demand) authors and companies does not make us immune to the wider financial forces, but it makes tracking actual effects difficult to ascertain. Certainly sales are down, but POD sales have often fluctuated both with and against the larger economic tide, and trends in mainstream publishing. A few well-known PODs have ceased operations, but again, that…