How do I get my book printed?
Whether this is your first or fiftieth book, printing has never been easier than with BookBaby's variety of book printing services. You'll get to choose exactly how you want your print book to look and feel — from the text, to paper stock, to binding — ensuring that your printed book is truly top quality and ready to be displayed on bookstore shelves.
Our prepress technicians look closely at each and every file to ensure your book will turn out exactly as you planned. You can get your book printing process started by simply saving a quote, and one of our Publishing Specialists will be in touch!
How do I print a book online?
When you're looking to print a book online, it might seem like the options are endless. However, with BookBaby's professional in-house custom book printing services, we make it simple — all you need is a finished manuscript! You get to decide exactly how you want your book to look and feel with our book binding and paper options. We also offer plenty of other services, such as book cover design, editing, and marketing, to give your book the overall professionalism it deserves.
And if you want to check out your printed book before you commit to printing in larger quantities, you have the option to print a press proof. Your press-proofed physical copy will look just as professional as if you were ready to put it on bookstore shelves.
What kind of paper type is used for book pages?
Your book deserves only the highest quality paper to showcase your story. Turning the pages of a new book is an experience that you get to give to readers, and you'll have only the best book formatting options when you publish with BookBaby.
Choose from either uncoated paper stock, which has a natural feel and is recommended for traditional books without imagery or, coated paper stock, which is what you'll find in photography, art, comic, and children's books.
How much does it cost to have a book printed?
The cost of having your book printed depends on several factors, including your choices of book binding, paper stock, and trim size, and we understand this is an important part of using a book printing service. With plenty of book design and printing options to choose from when working with BookBaby, you'll get to decide which works best for your book and budget.
Plus, we also offer Print On Demand book services, where you can order your books as needed, when you need them. That way, you can avoid larger upfront costs and maintain more control over your self-publishing process.
How can I print my books?
Before you begin the process of book printing, you need to prepare your print book by ensuring that your files are print-ready. Reference our free How to Prepare Graphics Files for Book Printing guide for step-by-step instructions and tips from printing professionals.
If you have questions along the way, our friendly, helpful Publishing Specialists are here to answer any questions you may have about color printing, book design, custom book creation, and more!
What is the best book printing service?
Selecting the right book printing service for your project can be a tricky task. You want to work with a company that offers many printing options, top-quality digital printing, and reliable, trustworthy customer service. Here at BookBaby, we offer every printing service you may need, and we'll offer you support along the way.
Whether you're looking to print a photo book or self-publish a romance novel, BookBaby offers outstanding print quality for absolutely any genre. And thanks to cutting-edge-technology in our U.S.-based print shop, our quality is unmatched.