Self-Publish Book Printing

Printing Hardcover, Paperback, and Picture Books

Book Printing Services

Self-Publish Printing

Self-publishing is when you print and take your book public.

Printing your book and making it available to a widespread audience is one way of self-publishing. 

 Most printers can print a book, but most printers are not book printers. SelfPublishingUS is a book printer. Unlike many self-publishing companies, we are not a publisher, YOU are the publisher, and retain ownership of the copyright, publishing rights, files and 100% of the profits on any book sales. All book printing is done right here in the USA! 

Self-Publish Book Printing Options

There are a number of printing options you need to consider when you print and bind a book. Do you need short runs? Quick turnaround? Higher quality paper? Lower pricing? SelfPublishingUS can help you answer these book printing questions to get the exact printing service you need.

Book Printer Options

How many books you plan to print and the quality of the paper will determine the type of printer you will want your quote for.  

 

  • OFFSET BOOK PRINTING PRESS: Bulk savings can be achieved with an offset printing press. This is also how the best quality books are printed. A minimum of 1000 books is required for offset printing.

  • DIGITAL PRINTING PRESS: If you want exceptionally good-quality books printed but need them in a lower quantity, then digital printing is the way to go. A minimum of 100 books is required for digital press printing.

  • SMALL BATCH RE-PRINTING B-V-M:  Once you print your book with SelfPublishingUS, we can offer you short batch re-printing. A minimum of 25 books in 7 days. After your initial printing, your book files are added to our online Book Vending Machine (BVM) where you can order your book in batches of twenty-five and wait for the mailman to deliver them to your door.

 

Other Book Printing Considerations

When you contact us about printing your book we will also discuss:

 

  • BOOKBINDING: Adhesive casebound (hardcover), Dust Jackets, Perfect bound (softcover), Saddle Stitch

  • INK: Black or Full-Color

  • TRIM SIZE: the height and width of your book

  • PAPER: color and quality

  • QUANTITY: the number of books to print may determine the recommendation for the type of printing press

  • PAGE COUNT: this varies based on your interior design, trim size, and fonts.

Children's Picture Book Printing

SelfPublishingUS specializes in printing children's picture books, these are books for kids aged one to five years old. Children’s picture book authors seek us out due to our decades of experience in this area and for our reputation for printing high-quality, full-color picture books. When so much imagination, time, and money has gone into your picture book art, it should be vibrant and “pop” from the page. We only use the best paper and printing processes to assure that the author receives the best quality book possible. 

The children’s picture book world has several standards and trim sizes are among them. Here are some of the most common heights and width:

  • 8x10 Inches: This eight inches wide and ten inches high book is also referred to as an upright or profile. An example of an 8 x 10 is Cat in the Hat.

  • 10x8 Inches: This ten inches wide by eight inches high book is also known as an oblong or landscape. An example of a 10 x 8 is Where the Wild Things Are

  • 8x8 Inches: This eight inches by eight inches book is, as you would expect, called a square. An example of an 8 x 8 is Love You Forever.

Why are we so confident in our book printing?

And how do we offer both quality and great prices?

 

SelfPublishingUS operates as a book-printer with self-publishing services.
 

Most printers can print a book, but most printers are not book printers. You may be scratching your head wondering: What does that mean? Let me give you an example. There was the time when a group of friends and I went to a Chinese restaurant one of them ordered a hamburger. Should I have been surprised when he said it was one of the worst hamburgers he ever ate? We do not print books because we can, it is because that is all we do. Our equipment is designed to print books and only books. Book printing is who we are.

 

Unlike many self-publishing companies, we are not a publisher, YOU are the publisher, and retain ownership of the copyright, publishing rights, files and 100% of the profits on any book sales. All editing, design work and printing is done right here in the USA! The proof of our success is having printed over 105 million books for countless satisfied authors.

 

Print your book with SelfPublishingUS!

Contact us to discuss your book and we'll provide a quote.

Also, look at our recommendation on how to procure an ISBN, our book layout/design services, and children's picture book illustrators.