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Custom Order Single Book Printing

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Single Book Printing

Print one book before you stock the shelves

Maybe you just want to print one proof copy of your own book to see how good our book printing services are. Or maybe you want to know how it feels to hold your hard work in your hands. Whatever the reason, single book printing isn't just a possibility—it's really easy to do.

Your Press Proof shows you exactly how your finished print book looks and feels before you commit to a full order. If your book isn't exactly to your liking, we'll make it right with our book printing service. Printing a book is no small feat, and BookBaby is here to make your dream come true. Our printing experts will perform a free prepress review that guarantees your book files are ready for the presses. Have peace of mind knowing that your book will turn out just the way you want.

Choose any trim size, any binding, full-color text, you name it. It's only $99 to see your book in glorious print. Just use our simple online quoter to select your trim size, page count, binding options, and more. Then upload your art and content, approve your proofs, place your order, and your Press Proof will be rushed off into production today.

Why print a single book with BookBaby?

Humans helping humans

When you decide to print a book with BookBaby, you partner with real people who make the publishing process seamless and easy to follow. No bots, no automated phone calls.

Everything you need is right here

BookBaby is your one-stop shop for all your self-publishing services and needs. We cover everything from printing to editing to marketing services to help you make the most out of your book.

The largest distribution network

Make your book available on Amazon, at your local Barnes & Noble, and across the world with the largest book distribution network in self-publishing.

Make more money with each book sold

We want to make sure you get your money's worth. That's why we take 0% of your distribution revenue.

Why print your proof with BookBaby instead of Amazon?

Amazon KDP

Amazon KDP offers authors a single book proof copy of their book before purchase for free. However, you are NOT getting an exact copy of the book you end up purchasing. You will be holding in your hands a copy of your book with a "Not for Resale" watermark, no hardcover option, and a UPC code added to the back cover. Additionally, you'll have to pay for shipping.

Here's what else Amazon offers:

  • Three uncoated paper stock choices
  • Inkjet printing
  • Basic, automated file inspection
  • Limited support via email
  • Availability only to KDP


When you purchase a Press Proof from BookBaby, your print book will be identical to each and every copy printed. Whether it's a hardcover or paperback, in full-color or black & white, all of your books are printed using the same exact equipment for the entire production run.

Here's what to expect from BookBaby:

  • Bookstore quality in any format
  • Publishing-grade paper stocks
  • High-quality, digital offset ElectroInk printing
  • No watermark
  • No unwanted additions
  • A complete prepress review by book manufacturing professionals
  • Free shipping
  • Direct support from US-based Publishing Specialists
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*Text formatting and cover design services are available for additional cost but are not included in this $99 Press Proof offer. ISBN numbers are also available for additional cost. Customers ready to obtain a proof of their book must supply separate cover and text print ready PDF files prepared from our book templates according to our file preparation requirements. Please download our How to prepare your files for book printing PDF to learn about setting up and submitting your files for print. All orders must be placed online through our website to qualify for this special single book printing offer.

Customers love us

It’s the ultimate proof copy of my book — you’re literally holding the exact book that your customers will be reading. It’s simply fantastic! Getting the single book saved us a lot of headaches and a lot of money by knowing beforehand what the book will look like.

Rita Lucas, Just Soul Press, Baltimore, MD

Want help getting started?

Contact our publishing specialists to get hands-on, step-by-step help from experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I print a single book in any style?

Yes! You can print a single book as a hardcover, paperback, journal or notebook, and more. Printing your book with BookBaby means having tons of formatting and custom printing options when it comes to genre, book style, trim size, and binding type. We've printed paperback romance and sci-fi novels, hardcover comic books and photobooks, customized journals and workbooks, and much more!

You can check out our different custom book printing options for various genres and styles to find the ideal fit for your book. We also offer different book formatting options like trim size, binding, and paper stock options so you can choose the options that work best for you.

How much does it cost to print a single book?

It's just $99 to print a single book with BookBaby. Printing a single book, or press proof, is a great way to see exactly how your book will look if you decide to print in larger quantities.

After I print a single copy of my book, can I choose to print more?

Absolutely! We recommend printing a single copy of your book as a great way to check out the look and feel of your book before committing to a full order. That way, you can hold your book in your hands, just like your readers will, and see if your printed book is just how you envisioned, from the cover design to the size.

How should I prepare my book for printing?

Preparing your book for printing is much simpler than you might think. First, you'll want to decide on your trim size, binding style, and paper stock option. You'll have the option to download your book cover and interior text templates, as well. Then, you'll prepare your interior text PDF file, upload, and checkout!

We've laid out all the details on how to prepare your book for printing in our free, downloadable guide, How to Prepare Graphics Files for Book Printing.

How would you like to proceed to learn more?

  1. Get an instant quote.
  2. Call us to discuss your project: 1-877-961-6878
    (Monday - Friday, 9 am to 8 pm ET)
  3. Email us your questions: info@bookbaby.com
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