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Your Printing Options
Digital Versus Offset

The two most common methods for publishing your printed books are digital and offset printing. Digital, known by many as print-on-demand, is best for meeting tight deadlines and shorter print runs. No printing plates are needed in the production process and the ink dries in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, digital eliminates the storage challenges which were a common occurrence years ago. No longer, will you have to flood your basement with books. Order what you want, when you want, whether it is for a signing, launch, contest, or review.

Offset printing is the preferred option for mass production and larger trim sizes. The production costs decrease as your print quantities increase. However, offset printing requires a longer turnaround time because the printing plates need to be manufactured before the ink is rolled onto the paper. Fortunately, the print quality is impeccable, and the anxious wait for your sample copy will be worth it.

Binding

Take a look at our binding options below to see which style best suits your book.

Perfect Bound

In this binding process, the printer glazes your book's spine with an adhesive to connect the heart and soul of your book with a heavier paper cover. Most paperback books are perfect bound as it creates a product that is portable and easier to grip.

Saddle Stitch

An alternative paperback option that uses staples to attach the paperback cover to its interior. This type of binding is best for chapbooks and novellas that are less than 50 pages.

Case Binding

Case binding is only used for hardback books as it is much more durable than a perfect bound book. Authors typically use case binding when their hardback is a first or special edition.

Helpful Tips for Choosing Print Book Trim Options

Our print-on-demand service can accommodate just about any trim size. Here are some of the industry standards:

Choosing Order Quantity

The answer to this million-dollar question is it depends. If you need copies of your book to hand out at a signing or public speaking event, you will only want to print between 50 and 100 copies. However, your book launch may require 3,000 copies if your sales projections are high. Ultimately, your goals, your budget, your marketing plan, and your customer’s demand determine your print run.

What do we recommend? If you are a new author, start with 100 books. You can always order more if demand exceeds your expectations.

Before your manuscript even enters the printing stage, eBooks2go formats your manuscript into a print-ready PDF. Laying out the pages on your own can be tricky, especially if it’s your first time. To avoid having crucial sentences cut off the page, we relieve you of the hassles involved in page composition. Afterward, your finalized manuscript is sent to the printing partner best equipped for the job.