And why publishing costs are less important than printing costs in trying to figure out how much it costs to publish a book.
All too often, authors are lured by a low upfront cost – only to discover that it’s not the publishing fees that ruin their profits, but the book printing costs! 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. Are you approaching your book publishing experience, and want to have a chance to sell a few books? Read on to see why it is your cost of book printing that makes the MOST difference when you ask ‘how much does it cost to publish a book?’
What kind of books can I create?
Self publishing gives you the freedom to create any kind of book you can imagine – 1 color, full color, hard cover, paperback, and many book sizes. Each has its own benefit, and each will affect the cost to publish a book.
EVERY book gets a FULL COLOR cover at no extra charge. Please review our list of standard book sizes and page counts. Remember, your book will end up being a different page count than your manuscript – we’ll help you determine how many pages your book will have. At Dog Ear we believe you should be able to easily find the answers to the question “how much does it cost to publish a book?” Each of the links to your left is meant to create a better understanding of the total cost to publish a book.
Black & White – 1 color inside with a full color cover
48 to 740 pages in length (this ISN’T your manuscript length – but we can help you estimate your final page count)
5×8, 5.5×8.5, 6×9, 6.14×9.21, 6.69×9.61, 7×10, 7.44×9.69, 7.5×9.25, 8.25×11, 8.268×11.693
- Hard Cover – with or without a dust jacket
5.5×8.5, 6×9, 6.14×9.21
Full Color Books – FULL COLOR internals with a FULL COLOR cover
24 to 80 pages in length (this ISN’T your manuscript length – but we can help you estimate your final page count) – Paperback or Hard Cover
8.5×11 or 8.5×8.5
This information is meant to help with the question “How much does it cost to publish a book?” – to reiterate the statement at the top of the page – your book printing prices are the most important part of the cost to publish a book. It is the book printing cost that will affect your long term profit – and you ability to actually sell your book. If we can answer other questions about how much does it cost to publish a book – please send us an email using the link below.