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AUTHOR KIT - Author Purchase Prices

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,which dramatically reduces your per-unit cost. However, to achieve order quantities start at 2,000 units for such reduced printing prices. Contact Us to request a quote if you have the need to print a large quantity of books all at once.

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

All too often, authors are lured by a low up front self publishing cost - but, it's not the cost of publishing a book that ruin your profit, it's the book printing costs! If you think your book will sell 100 units or more, Dog Ear provides the best value for your money!

See what kinds of books you can publish and print 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, 8x10, or 8.5x11 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 - small
4x6, 5x8, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 6.69x9.61, 7x10, 7.44x9.69, 7.5x9.25

$1.28 / unit + $0.02 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Paperback - large
8x8, 7x10, 8x10, 8.25x11, 8.5x11

$1.85 per unit + $0.027 per page (minimum $4.75 per unit)

Hardcover
(no dust jacket)

5x8, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 6.69x9.61, 8x8, 8.5x8.5, 7.5x9.25, 7x10, 8x10, 8.5x11

$8.50 per unit + $0.02 per page

Hardcover
(jacketed)

5x8, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21

$10.75 per unit + $0.02 per page

NEW STANDARD Full Color Books

COLOR printing on the inside with a full color cover

Paperback - small
5.5x8.5, 6x9, 6.14x9.21, 8.5x8.5

$2.00 / unit + $0.035 per page (minimum $3.50 per unit)

Paperback - large
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, 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 self publishing costs 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 self publishing costs is your best choice."

But 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.

Got Questions? Please contact us anytime.

How Much Does It Cost To Publish A Book

A Word About the Cost of Publishing a Book

If this is your first time looking into self publishing costs, we understand how confusing it may all seem. How much does it cost to publish a book? Does self publishing a book cost significantly more with one publisher over another? It may, and you may not be fully aware of how to evaluate the final, true cost of publishing a book. This is simply because publishers all charge very differently, and self publishing costs are really composed of many different factors. What most authors think of as the full self publishing costs are really just the tip of the iceberg, as we noted above. As the saying goes, it's complicated.

We frequently get authors calling with what might seem to be a very straight forward question:

"How much to self publish a book?"

It's why we've created a variety of sections on our site that address self publishing costs.

Go here to see how a number of the top self publishing company compare

Read above to see why the cost to print a book is more important in the long run than cost of publishing a book.

In the end, you may still have questions - so Contact Us and we'll happily get you answers.