Trading Pit Hand Signals, a Self-Publishing Success
Trading Pit Hand Signals by Ryan Carlson is a self-published book about the hand signals of open outcry trading markets. He has been documenting these hand signals for years through his website project, Trading Pit History. A trader himself, Carlson has a deep understanding and appreciation of the signals and their importance in futures trading. As electronic trading takes over and the markets close, Carlson knows the hand signals will become obsolete. He is attempting to record them before they are lost forever.
Carlson recently contacted iocolor to turn this project into a physical object. The 180-page, 8.5″ x 10″ book contains over 400 hand signals and the history of their development and use. His vision paired with our years of pre-press and book-printing experience resulted in a book that beautifully and thoroughly documents this unique language. Carlson’s effort to preserve these hand signals is truly impressive.
Introducing the iocolor Bookstore
iocolor was able to give Carlson guidance as he made his first foray into the world of book publishing. We are also providing sales and fulfillment of Trading Pit Hand Signals through the iocolor bookstore. This is the very first book in our new e-commerce bookstore. The bookstore provides a description of the book, a view of its interior, and allows buyers to easily and securely make a purchase. We’re very excited about our new bookstore. With it we can better serve self-publishers, assisting them with both the printing and sales of their illustrated books.
Fulfillment is often one of the trickiest parts of the self-publishing process. Finding a fulfillment and distribution house that suits your needs without charging a bundle for storage, shipment, and other services can be difficult. Many distributors won’t even work with first-time self-publishers. Storing books and fulfilling orders yourself–an option many self-publishers resort to–can also be a hassle. iocolor’s bookstore solves this problem. We process orders through our e-commerce site and provide shipping.
If you’re interested in learning more about self-publishing through iocolor, leave a comment or send us an email on our contact page. We would be happy to further explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
Visit the iocolor bookstore to purchase Trading Pit Hand Signals.