Print on Demand

Print on demand (POD) has achieved, quite simply, a revolution in the book printing industry. Before POD became available, printing a book was an extremely costly affair and could only be contemplated by traditional printers and publishers who were fairly certain of a manuscript’s chance of commercial success, or wealthy individuals who, no matter what the cost, wanted to have their work in print. Now, with the introduction of digital printing, it is possible to literally have just one copy of a book printed at a very reasonable cost. There are no printing plates involved, no conventional printing presses and no need for minimum runs of thousands of copies, just computers and digital printers.

This innovation has obviously had a huge impact on the book printing processes and opened up the availability of having one’s work printed in either a hardback or paperback format to almost anyone who has a creative writing flair. Another major benefit of print on demand is that there is now no need to warehouse large numbers of printed books to supply possible future demand, as the turnaround time from order to print and delivery is just a matter of days. This also means that a book need never go ‘out of print’ because the manuscript is kept as a digital file, so storage is no longer an issue.

All of these modern innovations mean that the economics of printing just one copy of your book is now incredibly affordable.

For further information about POD and a comparison to traditional offset printing click here

Black and White Print on Demand Book Printing Costs

Our pricing structure for a standard sized, black and white paperback book is simple: £1.63 for the cover plus 1p per page. Therefore, if your book is a paperback 5″ x 8″ and has 170 pages, the cost to print one book is £3.33 plus P&P.

Should you wish to print a standard sized, black and white hardback book, simply calculate £4.67 for a case laminate cover or £5.71 for a cloth cover with dust jacket and 1p per page.

Book SizeCoverPer Page
Small paperback (up to 6.14″ x 9.21″)£1.631p
Large paperback (up to 8.5” x 11”)£1.631.6p
Small case laminate hardback£4.671p
Large case laminate hardback£4.671.6p
Small cloth hardback with dust jacket£5.711p

 

 

We can offer two COLOUR printing options:

STANDARD Colour: Inkjet-printed on white 105 gsm paper (18-1200 pages)

Book SizeCoverPer Page
Small paperback (up to 6.14″ x 9.21″)£1.631.9p
Large paperback (up to 8.5” x 11”)£1.632.8p
Small case laminate hardback£4.671.9p
Large case laminate hardback£4.672.8p
Small cloth hardback with dust jacket£5.711.9p

PREMIUM Colour: Laser-printed on white 105 gsm paper (4-900 pages depending on physical book size)

Book SizeCoverPer Page
Small paperback (up to 6.14″ x 9.21″)£1.635.2p
Large paperback (up to 8.5” x 11”)£1.637.3p
Large landscape paperback (11” x 8.5”)£2.208.9p
Small case laminate hardback£4.675.2p
Large case laminate hardback£4.677.3p
Small cloth hardback with dust jacket£5.715.2p
Large landscape case laminate hardback£4.678.9p

Click here to download our Prices, Sizes and Formats list.