Book Printing Tips

When printing a book, these are some helpful tips for the self publisher.

1. Instead of a 6″ x 9″ book, print 5 3/8″ x 8 3/8″. This fraction of an inch can save you thousands of dollars and not have any real effect in the quality or look of your book.

2. If you are need of 2 colors on your book cover, you should feel free to have up to 4 colors as the cost is virtually the same. 1 color would be the least expensive.

3. When asking for or receiving a printing quote, it’s important to note the difference between a page vs. a sheet. The lay person wants to know how much it will cost to print 46 pages. The printer is going to give you a quote based on 23 sheets (of paper).

These are just some of the issues around getting a quality book printed at the right price. It is always better to call an experienced printer who can help you customize a job that fits your needs.