Printing means to produce many copies of your book. You can print your ARC ( Advance Reading copies) for pre-publication reviews, your books, business cards, handouts, flyers, bookmarks, or other promotional material.
To print, you can use either Print on Demand ( POD ) services or Offset Printing. Learn more on our How-to Guides.
Tip #1: If you print promotional material, do not forget to put your website address on it.
Tip #2: The printing costs depends on factors such as:
- Format: hardback or paperback. Paperback is cheaper. Size of the book. It’s cheaper to use an industry standard size, such as an A format (mass market commercial fiction): 181 x 111mm or a B format (standard novel): 198 x 128mm.
- The kind of paper you choose. 70–80 gsm is usually the standard for most books.
- Binding. Perfect bound is the cheapest option.
- Number of pages.
- Cover design. Will it be full colour?