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Exclusive Book Printing Prices for Dog Ear Authors

One of the benefits of purchasing a publishing package and becoming a Dog Ear author is access to our exclusive book printing prices. The costs to print books listed below are solely reserved for authors who have published with Dog Ear Publishing.

(On-demand digital print sizes (trim sizes), formats and per unit price formulas appear in the shaded boxes below. The majority of Dog Ear books are printed on-demand in response to orders in quantities as little as one at a time. Dog Ear can also print your book in a traditional offset manner - quantities start at 2,000 units. Contact Us to request a quote if you have a need to print a large quantity of books all at once.)

Why publishing costs are less important than printing costs...

All too often, authors are lured by a low up front cost - but, it's not the publishing fees that ruin your profit, it's the book printing costs! If you think your book will sell 100 units or more, 

Pound-for-pound, Dog Ear is the best value for your money!

See what kind of books you can create with our help.

TRIM SIZES & FORMATS

Black
& White

black & white printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback
48 to 800+ pages;
5x8, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 6.69x9.61, 7x10, 7.44x9.69, 7.5x9.25, 8.25x11, 8.268x11.693

Hard Cover
108 to 800+ pages;
with or without a dust jacket for 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21;
or 7x10 without a dust jacket

NEW STANDARD Full Color Books

COLOR printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback (perfect-bound)
24 to 480 pages;
5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 7x10, 8.5x8.5, 8.5x11

Hardcover (no dust jacket)
24 to 480 pages;
5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 7x10, 8.5x11

Hardcover (jacketed)
5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21

PREMIUM Full Color Books

COLOR printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback (perfect-bound)
24 to 480 pages;
5.5x8.5, 7x10, 8x10, 8.5x8.5, 8.5x11

Paperback (saddle-stitch)
4 to 22 pages;
5.5x8.5, 7x10, 8x10, 8.5x8.5, 8.5x11

Hard Cover
24 to 480 pages;
8.5x11

BOOK PRINTING PRICES

Black
& White

black & white printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback - up to 7.5x 9.25
$1.28 / unit + $0.02 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Paperback over 7.5x9.25
$1.85 per unit + $0.027 per page (minimum $4.75 per unit)

Hardcover (no dust jacket)
$8.50 per unit + $0.02 per page

Hardcover (jacketed)
$10.75 per unit + $0.02 per page

NEW STANDARD Full Color Books

COLOR printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback – 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 8.5x8.5
$2.00 / unit + $0.035 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Paperback - 7x10, 8.5x11
$2.25 / unit + $0.045 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Hardcover (no dust jacket) – 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21
$8.50 / unit + $0.035 per page

Hardcover (no dust jacket) – 7x10, 8.5x11
$8.50 / unit + $0.045 per page

Hardcover (jacketed) - 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21
$10.75 / unit + $0.035 per page

PREMIUM Full Color Books

COLOR printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback (saddle stitch or perfect-bound) - 5.5x8.5
$2.00 / unit + $0.08 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Paperback (saddle stitch or perfect-bound) - 7x10, 8x10, 8.5x8.5 or 8.5x11
$2.00 / unit + $0.14 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Hardcover (no dust jacket) - 8.5x11
$6.95 / unit + $0.18 per page

A note on Full Color book printing costs - (sometimes called picture books)

Our color book printing is NOT limited to children's books, picture books, or even comic books. Full photographic essays, highly visual manuals, and many other types of books can be printed using this technology.

BOOK PRINTING COST EXAMPLES

Black & White, 150 page Paperback, 6 X 9 trim, $1.28 per unit ($1.28) + 150 pages @ $0.02 / pg ($3.00) 
= total price per unit of $4.28

STANDARD Full Color, 48 page Paperback – perfect-bound, 8-1/2 X 11 trim, $2.25 per unit ($2.25) + 48 pages @ $0.045 / pg ($2.16) 
= total price per unit of $4.41

PREMIUM Full Color, 22 page Paperback - saddle stitched, 8-1/2 X 11 trim, $2.00 per unit ($2.00) + 22 pages @ $0.14 / pg ($3.08)
= total price per unit of $5.08

PREMIUM Full Color, 48 page Paperback - perfect bound, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 trim, $2.00 per unit ($2.00) + 48 pages @ $0.08 / pg ($3.84)
= total price per unit of $5.84

Note:
Additional Volume Discounts can be applied to all formats of books - please call 1-866-823-9613 for more information.

A word about book printing prices

Do you realize that your book printing pricing is the most important cost in the entire publishing process?

The cost to print a book is the most significant factor in determining the profitability of your publishing venture.

A quote from elsewhere on our site:

"All too often, authors are lured by a low upfront cost - but, it's not the publishing fees that ruin your profit, it's the book printing prices! If you think your book will sell 100 units or less, then going with the least expensive option for publishing services is your best choice."

How many authors only want to sell 100 books?

We offer hardback picture book printing prices, comic book printing prices, cookbooks - almost every imaginable format. Click here to see the types of books we can produce.

Our book printing costs are even below pricing normally given only to major book publishers.

Book Printing how to - the world of book printers and book printing can be complex and confusing. There are typically three components to book printing, and this 'book printing how to' briefly discusses them.

The printing of your book is the final step in the physical production of your product and its impact on the 'quality' of the overall project is tremendous. A beautifully designed book will be totally ruined by poor book printing. As an independent author, it is important to get the best printing quality at the most reasonable printing costs. Dog Ear can help guide you.

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