How to print a book

Every writer needs to do the proper homework before going to print the book. Here we have written 5 important things about printing a physical book.


Let’s know the key points first before diving into details-

  1. Make Creative Decisions 
  2. Prepare a Print Book Cover 
  3. Resolve on the Book’s Trim Size 
  4. Format Your Interior File 
  5. Decide Your Book’s Page Count 


Make Creative Decisions 


Should it be flawless bound or saddle-stitched? Do you need a gloss, matte or cover? Each will have separate requirements and different pricing. Hardback or paperback?  Duplex or single cover? White-or cream-shading interior? Every one of these elements will assume a job. Your print book cover will contain the back cover and spine and intro page. It will be sized specifically to your trim size and page check so give both of these numbers to your designer. Specs will vary slightly among printers, so check what yours requires.

.By and large, the file needs to be high resolution (around 300 dpi). This is so the cover doesn’t seem foggy. You can’t take a picture of lower resolution greater without it turning out to be pixellated. Likewise, the colors must be CMYK for print instead of RGB for Web. (Your ebook cover was likely designed with RGB colors, so you can’t simply put it on a canvas of the correct size.) Fonts should be installed, and just certain fonts should be used. Your printer may also specify a drain measurement if your cover work of art is planned to go to the edge of the cover.


Prepare a Print Book Cover 


Print book covers are not quite the same as ebook covers, so on the off chance that you have an ebook cover, you’re not done at this point. Print book covers are difficult to design effectively yourself, so unless you’re a designer in terms of professional career, we strongly suggest hiring an expertthis is the fundamental advertising piece in your book, after all–it’s really worth a few bucks to do right. This is the significant promoting piece for your book, after all–it merits a couple of bucks to do right. At the point when it’s set, your designer will have the software expected to compress the file to be under the required size (1 GB in our case) and save it to printer-specific “prepress” settings. 


Resolve on the Book’s Trim Size 


How large do you need your book to be? The cost of printing depends on this and different factors, so you’ll have to choose before you commission a cover or send the book to print. Normal sizes for a small paperback incorporate 5.5×8.5, 6×9, 4.25×7 and 5×8. Keep in mind the book size you would like for books in your preferred kind. You also count the distribution possibilities per book size and common book sizes of your kind. At last, you should calculate the highest price per book you need to charge and the least you would like to earn per copy.


Format Your Interior File 


While you publish an ebook to a printer, you put up two files: the cover and the interior (the inside of your book). The interior recordgenerally a PDF, is the designed variant of your book. You would have expected to enlist a graphic designer to spread out your book using InDesign (cost: $200-$2,500). In any case, presently, it’s easy to do yourself. Simply reorder your manuscript into, and Printing Cafe will do the instant book design in a format that will satisfy common industry guidelines for most printers. 


Choose Your Book’s Page Count 


Before you print your book, you’ll so as to decide your page check, as pricing as well as cover size will be based on this factor joined with your trim size and some of the considerations above. Font size is an important factor of your book’s page count. Usually around 290-260 words per page is ideal.  


Printing Cafe is one of the best book printers in the UK. Offering low-cost book printing service with next day delivery in the UK. Get in touch with our experts to start printing your book. Call 020 3633 2660 or Email