Case Studies

Honeybee Books

Helping authors self-publish with reliable print-on-demand services

Honeybee Books specialises in self-publishing and offers extended services in proofreading, illustrating and editing. They believe that their authors are the best judges of what should be in print – and Printondemand-worldwide is always on hand to make that a reality.

Honeybee Books’ self-publishers have turned historic war reads, fun children’s stories and a range of other genres into beautifully printed books with the assistance of Printondemand-worldwide.

A great example is the Honeybee Books published The Pilates Companion by Lyn O’Neill: an A4 paperback manual with hand-drawn images, Printondemand-worldwide printed over 1,000 copies to meet demands, as well as sales in America.

A cost-effective solution

Honeybee Books has worked exclusively with Printondemand-worldwide after researching hardback providers and finding Printondemand-worldwide’s pricing to be very competitive.

Chella Adgopul at Honeybee Books said:

“We’ve been working with Printondemand-worldwide for over four years now. They allow us to produce continuous print runs whenever we need them, if someone wants five books or 100 books, they can do it.”

Chella continued, “100% of our prints go through Printondemand-worldwide and what we do is completely determined by our clients. We couldn’t afford to continuously produce such short print-runs, but using Printondemand-worldwide offers us a cost-effective solution.”

Technologically on-point

With a variety of authors and numerous print requests, management is key to Honeybee Books.

Chella explained, “Thankfully, Printondemand-worldwide’s BookVAULT is a publishing tool that can work very specifically to our business. It allows us to have total management; we don’t need to ask endless questions. This portal offers all the information we need; it provides both autonomy and the personal service we require.

Environmental perks

Printondemand-worldwide is incredibly environmentally-conscious with their solar-panelled plant; recycling wherever possible; shared deliveries and extensive environmental policies.

Honeybee Books said:

“Our authors can be concerned about the environmental impact that printing their books may have. It’s great to be able to say that Printondemand-worldwide operates in an environmentally-friendly manner.

They continued, “Their service has continued to improve and it’s become more advanced throughout the years, their approach to the environment is really attractive to customers.”


Printondemand-worldwide is acutely aware that it is representing Honeybee Books with its prints – quality is essential.

Honeybee Books said: “We’re really pleased with how wonderfully the books are produced, our authors are all so happy to hold onto something that looks so professional.”

A symbiotic relationship

Printondemand-worldwide and Honeybee Books have a strong relationship, built around the foundations of an efficient and welcoming service.

Honeybee Books said: “We receive a fast and friendly service. The timescales are always accurate, and the staff are incredibly patient – especially in the early days when we needed a lot of help!”

They added, “Overall, we’re extremely pleased with the service Printondemand-worldwide offers us; our business wouldn’t be able to operate without them. We integrate so well with their systems, we wouldn’t go elsewhere.”

You can find out more about Honeybee Books here