Printing Services

Book Printing

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Penman Press

"We make printing easy."

Superior Bookstore Quality and the Lowest Prices without all the headaches."




So why do traditional printing?

The fact is that if you plan to hit the mass market and large distributors such as Barnes & Nobles than you have to go to traditional printing, which means to have copies printed in the same quality and same size and same content in every single book. Other platforms such as Print on Demand have subtle differences in the books printed which is fine if you are selling one copy at a time yourself but if you plan to hit the major market, traditional printing is the way to go. With traditional printing, you avoid all the subtle differences that have a Print of Demand book can create. This way each and every book looks like every other book.


Why is having uniform books necessary?

Well if you consider your books on a shelf side by side, such as a bookstore would have, than you would want your each of your copies to look exactly the same, as good as the original. Furthermore, bookstores want this as well. Why? Well, simply because it gives them a guarantee that they are able to sell a product of certain high quality each and every time they make a sale. In fact, even some independents will not accept Print on Demands. And as an author, wouldn't you want your books to look as good as the first copy?


Isn't traditional printing expensive?

So the question is how can you do traditional printing without paying an arm and a leg (which you will need to write your next book...at least the arm)? That's where Penman Press can help. We offer traditional printing with large printing presses that gives you the best prices in the industry while still providing the highest quality that a book can offer. And if you compare the cost breakdown of cost per book (CPB) or the better known Cost per Unit (CPU) than it is far cheaper and more profitable to do a traditional printing than print on demand.


How much profit can I make?

The skies the limit! but it all depends on how many copies you get and the cost per book (CPB). Below is a look at the industry average retail prices for certain types of books to get an idea on how much profit a book can make versus the cost of printing the book. Feel free to substitute your own numbers and see the difference. Take the number you will charge per book per sale (Sale) and subtract the cost per book (CPB) and than you will get the profit that you can make...per book. This is what major publishers are using and doing right now to make tons of money, and now you can also.



Sale - CPB = Profit!



Average Retail Prices

Trade Paperbacks Average Retail Price: $15.00 USD

Children's Books Average Retail Price: $9.95 USD

Large Children's Books Average Retail Price: $12.95 USD


Now of course, this doesn't mean those are the prices that you have to charge, but it will give you an idea of what big companies and others are doing and the income they are generating from a single book.


Compare with the prices below and see how big publishing companies have been raking in the profits!



Note: A general rule of printing is that the higher the print number, the cheaper the cost per book (CPB) or cost per unit (CPU). Once the printer starts running, it becomes much more cost efficient to do long runs. To take advantage of this, we recommend to order print runs of at least a 1,000 copies to get the best price breaks and the cheapest CPB prices. Although, we do also offer smaller runs for those who want a small supply, but they do not have large price breaks as the others.

Standard Size Trade Paperback

Softcover 5.5" x 8.5"* Black & White & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 120 to 239 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $1800 $3.60 per book
750 Copies $2200 $2.94 per book
1000 Copies $2500 $2.50 per book
1500 Copies $3400 $2.27 per book
2000 Copies $4300 $2.15 per book
2500 Copies $5100 $2.04 per book
3000 Copies $5900 $1.97 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (5.51 x 8.27 inches) (140x210 mm), Portrait
Cover: 4c/0c
Inner: 1c/1c
Cover: 250gsm glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Inner (Options):
50# (80gsm) Quoted Above
70# (100gsm) +$0.15 cost per book
Binding: Perfect Bound
Total: Up to 240 pages including cover

Standard Size Trade Paperback

Softcover 5.5" x 8.5"* Black & White & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 240 to 350 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $2800 $5.60 per book
750 Copies $3200 $4.67 per book
1000 Copies $3600 $3.60 per book
1500 Copies $4500 $3.00 per book
2000 Copies $5000 $2.50 per book
2500 Copies $5500 $2.20 per book
3000 Copies $6000 $2.00 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (5.51 x 8.27 inches) (140x210 mm), Portrait
Cover: 4c/0c
Inner: 1c/1c
Cover: 250gsm glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Inner (Options):
50# (80gsm) Quoted Above
70# (100gsm) +$0.15 cost per book
Binding: Perfect Bound
Total: Up to 352 pages including cover

Standard Size Children’s Book

Softcover 8.25" x 8.25"* Full-color interior & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 24 to 32 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $1800 $3.60 per book
750 Copies $1900 $2.54 per book
1000 Copies $2000 $2.00 per book
1500 Copies $2800 $1.87 per book
2000 Copies $3200 $1.60 per book
2500 Copies $3700 $1.48 per book
3000 Copies $3900 $1.30 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (8.27 x 8.27 inches) (210x210 mm), Square
Full color printing throughout, full bleed
Cover: 4c/4c
Interior: 4c/4c
Cover stock: 12pt (250gsm) glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Interior stock: 100# (150gsm) glossy coated art paper
Binding: Saddle stitch binding
Total: Up to 32 pages including cover

Standard Size Children’s Book

Softcover 8.25" x 8.25"* Full-color interior & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 33 to 64 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $2300 $4.60 per book
750 Copies $2400 $3.20 per book
1000 Copies $2600 $2.60 per book
1500 Copies $3700 $2.47 per book
2000 Copies $4400 $2.20 per book
2500 Copies $5200 $2.08 per book
3000 Copies $5700 $1.90 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (8.27 x 8.27 inches) (210x210 mm), Square
Full color printing throughout, full bleed
Cover: 4c/4c
Interior: 4c/4c
Cover stock: 12pt (250gsm) glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Interior stock: 100# (150gsm) glossy coated art paper
Binding: Saddle stitch binding
Total: Up to 64 pages including cover

Large Size Children’s Book

Softcover 8.25" x 11"* Full-color interior & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 24 to 32 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $1900 $3.80 per book
750 Copies $2300 $3.07 per book
1000 Copies $2600 $2.60 per book
1500 Copies $3400 $2.27 per book
2000 Copies $4200 $2.10 per book
2500 Copies $4700 $1.88 per book
3000 Copies $4900 $1.64 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (8.27 x 11.02 inches) (210x280 mm), Portrait
Full color printing throughout, full bleed
Cover: 4c/4c
Interior: 4c/4c
Cover stock: 12pt (250gsm) glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Interior stock: 100# (150gsm) glossy coated art paper
Binding: Saddle stitch binding
Total: Up to 32 pages including cover

Large Size Children’s Book

Softcover 8.25" x 11"* Full-color interior & Full-color cover with gloss lamination

*Always See Detailed Specs below table for exact measurements.

Books that are 33 to 64 pages

Number of Print Total Price USD Cost Per Book
500 Copies $2400 $4.80 per book
750 Copies $2800 $3.74 per book
1000 Copies $3200 $3.20 per book
1500 Copies $4300 $2.87 per book
2000 Copies $5400 $2.70 per book
2500 Copies $6200 $2.48 per book
3000 Copies $6700 $2.24 per book

Detailed Specs:
Trim size: (8.27 x 11.02 inches) (210x280 mm), Portrait
Full color printing throughout, full bleed
Cover: 4c/4c
Interior: 4c/4c
Cover stock: 12pt (250gsm) glossy coated art paper, 4PP
Interior stock: 100# (150gsm) glossy coated art paper
Binding: Saddle stitch binding
Total: Up to 64 pages including cover

Meet the Press

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Due to the extremely high volume of orders and to prevent any delays on other customer's orders, listed above are the charts of the only book sizes we are currently printing. Mainly, they are the most common size books for the industry.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Production Schedule & Shipping

Current Production Time: 6-8 weeks

All orders are placed on hold for 1 week before production to ensure there are no last minute changes. Once production has started and printing has begun, no changes or refunds can be issued.

Shipping Costs: $150/per thousand books ordered.

Number of Books Shipping Costs USD
500-1000 books $150
1500-2000 books $300
2500-3000 books $450

Currently Shipping within the United States Only. Due to weight, location must be accessible via UPS Ground.

Invest in yourself!

Now, we're not saying that selling a book doesn't have it's challenges, and we are also not saying that you will instantly sell out on the first day. But what we are saying is that, why not put yourself in the best financial situation that you can so you can recoup all your costs and start turning that investment into a major profit? We believe in you and your product and if you do as well than we are happy to help you along the way.


So now that we have displayed all the information and showed you how to make money out of your passion, and also have given you access to all the tools necessary to make your dream into reality, all right at your fingertips. We just have a few questions left to ask...


Isn't it time to do what you love?

Isn't it time to finally take that step?

Isn't it time to join others who are Self-Publishing their way to financial freedom?


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