Cost of Printing a Book - Printing Only

Calculating the cost of book publishing - calculator


Here are sample prices to give you an idea of the cost of printing a book. The costs below are for book printing in China. Applicable taxes and shipping are extra.

Our minimum offset printing quantity is 3,000 copies.

We usually print books in China to save you about 40% without sacrificing high quality. For a quicker printing turnaround (about 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks), we also print books in Canada and the US.


Coffee Table Book Printing (such as full color cookbooks and art books)

  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 152 pages
  • printed in 4 colors inside and out
  • 80 lb matte coated paper

Prices are per book, in US dollars, and are for illustrative purposes only. Our Canadian clients will be quoted and billed in Canadian dollars.

 Cost of Printing a Book-sample prices

3,000 

5,000 

8,000 

 Softcover

2.42

1.87

1.66

 Softcover w/ flaps

2.57

2.02

1.81

 Integral (flexi)

2.65

2.11

1.92

 Hardcover

2.78

2.24

2.04

 Hardcover with concealed wire

3.27

2.71

2.49



Children's Picture Book Printing

  • 8 x 10 inches
  • printed in 4 colors on the cover and interior
  • 80 lb matte coated paper

Prices are per book, in US dollars, and are for illustrative purposes only. Our Canadian clients will be quoted and billed in Canadian dollars.

 Cost of Printing a Book-Sample Prices

3,000 

5,000 

8,000 

 Softcover – 24 pages

0.79

0.56

0.47

 Softcover – 32 pages

0.83

0.61

0.51

 Hardcover – 24 pages

1.01

0.86

0.76

 Hardcover – 32 pages

1.07

0.90

0.82

 Color dustjacket for hardcover

0.21

0.16

0.14



Children's Board Book Printing

  • 6 x 6 inches
  • Printed in 4 colors on the cover and spreads plus UV varnish (child-safe)
  • Rounded corners
  • 400 gsm artboard (white)

Cost of Printing a Book-Sample Prices

3,000

7 spreads / 14 pages + cover

1.37

13 spreads / 26 pages + cover

1.97

15 spreads / 30 pages + cover

2.17



Looking for more detailed info about the cost to print a book? We would be happy to prepare a custom book printing quote for you.  

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