In 1995, Trafford opened its doors and website and accepted its first paying clients - becoming the first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service". People thought we were nuts: Print-on-Demand was an industry term for printing short runs of 300 to 500 books and no one, not even the equipment manufacturers, thought anyone could viably operate a service printing runs of ONE copy. We proposed to sell the books on the Internet, accepting payment with credit cards, and programmed an elaborate website that would display the books and even take orders. There were very few e-commerce sites at the time, and book industry people quickly dismissed the idea that anyone would ever use the Internet to look for books and scoffed at the idea that people would use credit cards for Internet payments. I for one (Gord) loved the challenge of proving them wrong! Since its inception in 1995, Trafford has lead the independent publishing revolution. We publish over 2% of all new titles released in North America! Now there are a dozen or so companies offering variations on our original innovative service - yet we believe ours is still the best suited for most authors' needs. The enhancements and improvements in our service have been based on the suggestions of over 10,000 very creative people (our authors) from over 120 countries.
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