I guess POD is a consequence of changing tax laws. It used to be that tax on books in terms of profit was upon the point of sale. The laws changed and now, supposedly, it is considered profit upon being printed. Books held in inventory are taxed. Imagine that. What a creative bunch of vultures these predators are. Barbara, your next novel has to have something horrible happen to the IRS. Please. Ha ha. No, I am not talking about anything like McVeigh... God forbid. I'd just love to see a pencil-pushing, IRS geek drawn out as a character. Done before? Probably. Nobody loves the taxman.