Cost of Publishing a Book - Prepress and Printing





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

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 offer book printing in Canada and the US.

Please note that if you plan to submit a print-ready, high-res PDF of your book, with no design or layout necessary by Callawind, we can quote you on book printing only.


Coffee Table Book (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 in US dollars and are for illustrative purposes only. Our Canadian clients will be quoted and billed in Canadian dollars.

 Cost of publishing a book-sample prices

1,000

 2,000

3,000 

5,000 

8,000 

 Softcover

9.29

 5.14

3.76

2.67

2.16

 Softcover w/ flaps

9.47

 5.29

3.91

2.82

2.31

 Integral (flexi)

9.56

 5.35

3.99

2.91

2.42

 Hardcover

9.74

 5.49 

4.13

3.05

2.54

 Hardcover with concealed wire

10.45

6.03

4.61

3.51

2.99



Children's Picture Book

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

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

 Cost of publishing a book-sample prices

1,000

 2,000

3,000 

5,000 

8,000 

 Softcover – 24 pages

4.26

2.21

1.54

1.01

0.75

 Softcover – 32 pages

4.29

2.25

1.58

1.06

0.79

 Hardcover – 24 pages

4.43

2.36

1.76

1.31

1.06

 Hardcover – 32 pages

4.45

2.41

1.82

1.35

1.11

 Color dustjacket for hardcover

0.43

0.25

0.21

0.16

0.14



Children's Board Book

  • 6 x 6 inches
  • 7 spreads
  • printed in 4 colors on the cover and interior plus gloss UV varnish
  • rounded corners
  • 350 gsm artboard (white)


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

 Cost of publishing a book-sample prices

1,000

 2,000

3,000 

5,000 

8,000 

 Self-cover (same artboard as spreads)

2.81

1.64

1.26

0.96

0.81



Please note that if you plan to submit a print-ready, high-res PDF of your book, with no design or layout necessary by Callawind, we can provide a quote only for book printing

Looking for more detailed info about the cost to publish a book? We are happy to provide you with a custom quote for your book project.

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