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Print Your Own Book with BookBaby

We're your source for top-quality, custom printed books, hardcover and softcover formats. Our USA-made books are as ready in as fast as 3 days. Free shipping included.

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Custom book printing

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Why print your book with BookBaby?

Our formula for great custom book printing is very simple: BookBaby is a book printing company staffed by self-publishing experts utilizing the world's best book printing and binding equipment.

Various printed, self-published books

With over 10,000 book printing projects successfully delivered last year, we know what authors, publishers, speakers, and other book buyers require and expect from their book printer. Whether you need 25 copies or 10,000, BookBaby is the leader in book printing services and support:

  • Affordable custom book printing in all standard book trim sizes and binding types. Create your instant price quote here.
  • Reliable and helpful customer service from book printing experts.
  • Our highly skilled prepress team ensures your book files are set up correctly—before they go to print.
  • Printed in-house in our Philadelphia-area facility by our team of experienced book printing and book bindery pros.
  • Free shipping on most book printing orders shipped in the USA.
  • Our worry-free 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
  • Fast turnaround times—we can print your books in as fast as 5 days.
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In-house premium quality book printing

BookBaby is committed to producing top-quality books in its own master-certified in-house print shop. That means every book we make in our Philadelphia-area facility meets digital printing's highest standards, be it short run book printing, Print On Demand, or wholesale printing. Only the best book printers in the marketplace receive this qualification, so you can trust your book is consistently created with the utmost care, from your first proof to the final print.

You're backed by the strongest book printing services team in the industry

Working with BookBaby means you have an entire team of book publishing specialists, including designers, file prep pros, and printing craftsmen focusing on creating beautiful custom printed books. Help is always available! Your assigned specialist will be right beside you through the entire process, from advising you on trim sizes and book binding style recommendations to troubleshooting manuscript file issues. We'll safeguard your files to catch any file mistakes before your project heads to the presses.

Preparing your book for print

There's a reason why we deliver the highest quality book printing services in the business. Books are only as good as the files used on our state-of-the-art presses. Our prepress technicians examine every file to make sure your books are perfect, every single time. In addition to the assistance from our prepress team, you can take a hands-on approach to preparing your manuscript file, formatting your interior pages, and finalizing your files for print.

Customize your book

No matter your book design, learn what goes into making your book, including cover styles, perfect bound and hardcover book bindings, paper stocks, and more elements that'll make your book unique. We've put together our recommendations for printing options, based on industry standards, to help you choose a book trim size that makes it clear to the reader what they're buying. Take a look

Try BookBaby printing before you buy

Put our quality to the test! Print a single copy of your book—any trim size, color or black & white—for $99. There's no better way for you to experience the BookBaby book printing quality difference. Start with just one.

What type of color printing are you really buying?

The first question and most important question that you must ask your book printer:
Do you use inkjet printers or toner-based printers?
Here’s the difference:

Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing is usually sold as Standard Color or Economy Color. It uses a technology where ink is literally sprayed on the page. Think of hundreds of inkjet heads in rows. As the paper passes beneath, these heads spray various amounts of color to build up the ink coverage. This is definitely not recommended for any books with color pictures or graphics. It’s virtually impossible to get crisp, precise photo-quality images. Inkjet printing is a low-cost printing process usually reserved for cheap advertisement printing like supermarket coupons.

Toner based printing

Toner based printing

Toner based printing is usually sold as Premium Color. BookBaby color printing is 100% toner-based printing. We have HP Indigo presses in our shop, the best of the best in new color printing technology. The HP Indigo presses use HP ElectroInk technology that produces images on a blanket using electronically charged particles in the liquid ink. The blanket acts as a shock absorber to ensure even ink transfer to the paper. The result is superior, photo-quality image printing on every page.

In-house premium quality book printing
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you're not thrilled with our work—whether it's eBook conversion, cover design, or print quality—we'll work with you until you are. That's our publishing promise to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 single book. Your press-proofed book will look just as professional as if you were ready to put it on bookstore shelves.

What kind of paper 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.

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