What is a hardcover book?
Hardcover books, also known as case bound books, are all about showcasing quality. With a sleek, sturdy look and prominent sizing, they instantly pique curiosity and stand out on the bookshelf. Hardcover books are also designed for durability, making them a valuable addition to any reader's collection.
What is the difference between a hardback and a hardcover?
Nothing. Hardcover books go by many names, but they're commonly made with the same process. It starts with the case binding, which arranges and glues your page contents together into a text block. That text block then adheres to book covers typically made of cardboard topped with paper, cloth, or another protective fabric. Most hardcover books are also printed on acid-free paper, preserving the quality of your work throughout the years.
How do I turn my book into a hardcover?
Turning your book into a hardcover is easy with BookBaby. When you have your finished manuscript ready, you'll have tons of options to choose from in making the book of your dreams – including what type of cover fits your book best. You can pick between hardcover or paperback (also know as soft cover), as well as your choice of paper stock and binding.
You can start creating your hardcover book today by saving a quote, or contacting a Publishing Specialist at 856-460-8069.
How do I copyright my hardcover book?
Putting your book out into the world is certainly exciting, and with that, you want to ensure that you remain in control of your work. That's why it's always a safe bet to register your book with the Copyright Office, Library of Congress. This ensures that if you find yourself dealing with litigation in the future, your words are protected.
Registering to copyright your book is an easy process. You can register directly with the Copyright Office online for a $45 fee, or copyright your book with Cosynd to ensure your application is free from any errors. You can learn more about your book copyright options here.
How much does it cost to print a hardcover book?
Pricing your hardcover book varies based on which printing options you choose for your book, from the cover style to the page count. At BookBaby, we provide many different options for you to choose from, so that you can create the book of your dreams while remaining within your budget.
You can choose from our Self-Publishing Packages to get everything you need to publish your book, or check out our different hardcover trim sizes and styles.
What materials are used to make hardcover books?
One of the best parts about creating your book with BookBaby is that you'll have plenty of choices when it comes to customizing and designing. That means that a wide variety of materials can be used, especially when it comes to making hardcover books – and it's all up to you!
To start, you'll want to choose your trim style, binding, and paper stock options. This might depend on the genre of your book – for example, 60lb. opaque paper stock is great for lengthy novels, while 80lb. gloss paper stock is best for photo books. Then, you can choose your book cover style and binding options. Adhesive case wrap or adhesive case wrap and dust jacket are typical for hardcover books. To learn more about your hardcover book design, contact us today!