Print and bind your book the easy way
Bookmundo lets you design, print, and bind your book all in one easy-to-use interface. You decide exactly how many books you want to print, be it a single copy or thousands. You also control the materials (e.g. paper and cover types), allowing you to fine-tune the overall printing costs even further. Not to mention the volume discounts that kick in if you order three copies or more! So, if you’re looking for an affordable way to print books, why not give Bookmundo a go?
Print books on demand
It’s never been this easy to print your own book. Not too long ago, you were stuck with offset printing as your only option. This meant that you’d need to order at least 300 copies per print run. Not only did this mean a sizeable investment with no guarantee that you’d ever be able to sell your stock, but you also needed a place to put all the books! Also, if you happened to want a single copy for private use, you were out of luck. A waste of both paper and money, in a lot of cases.
Things have changed a lot since then, however. These days, we have digital printing technology that allows you to print your books on demand. This means you can print any number of books you want, be it one or a thousand (or more!) without compromising on quality or breaking the bank.
Print on demand
You can print any number of books, as often as you like. Order one book 10 times or 10 books one time, it’s all up to you! This way you don’t need a bunch of space to store books, and can simply order new copies whenever you need them. Another big advantage is that this method allows you to make changes to your cover or manuscript in between print runs, allowing you to keep your book up to date at all times. You can also utilize this feature to make special or personalized editions of your book. Want to learn more about printing your book on demand?
For when you need a lot of books
If you’re looking to print more than 400 copies of your book, offset printing becomes an attractive option. This is a mechanical printing process which makes the price per copy drop considerably if a high enough volume is reached. Keep in mind that an offset order will be delivered in one go, so make sure you have enough space to store all those books. If you’re interested in offset printing, contact us and we’ll get back to you with a quote. You can also read more about offset printing and how it works, if you’re curious.
How to create and print your book
Book printing and binding: how does it work?
The process of creating and printing your book is very straightforward; here’s an overview:
- Create and activate your Bookmundo account
- Log in and click ‘New book’
- If you’re only looking to print (not publish or sell your book), simply skip the ISBN and Pricing steps
- In the last step of the process, you’ll be able to order your book; we’ll print and ship them to an address of your choice.
- You’ll be able to review your order history and download invoices in your account.
I just received my order and I’m very impressed! Printing my book was easier than I expected.
Lots of options
Print paperbacks, hardbacks, or both!
We’re excited to offer a range of customization options for your book:
- First off, you can choose whether you want your book to be a hardback or a paperback. The latter is the most popular by far. It has a thick 240 g paper cover. A hardback is made of sturdy cardboard, and is a couple of pounds more expensive.
- We use perfect binding for all our books.
- You can choose between a wide range of different formats and sizes, including portrait, landscape, and square books.
- There are three different paper types to choose from for your book block (i.e. the actual contents of your book). Cream paper (90 g), which is commonly used for novels and other fictional work; white paper (80 g), mostly used for academic books; and white semi-gloss paper (115 g), which is suitable for books containing a lot of pictures, such as cookbooks and photography books. Learn more about our paper types here.
To explore all our customization options, check out our pricing calculator.
What does it cost to print a book?
Printing your own book: what does it cost?
Good news: printing your book is very affordable! We’ve managed to keep our prices low by streamlining the process and cutting out unnecessary administration and middlemen. The price of getting your books printed and bound depends largely on the specifications of your book, however.
For example, printing a short paperback in black and white is the cheapest way to go about it, whereas printing a thick hardback in full colour is the most expensive. Whatever your specs however, our attractive bulk discounts will kick in if you order three copies or more. Check out our pricing!
How long does it take to print and bind your book?
How long does it take to print your book?
As soon as you’ve placed an order, we’ll forward it to our printing facility. This process is fully automated. We will always send the files as they are, meaning we’ll be printing exactly what you’ve uploaded to our platform. You’ll receive an order confirmation as soon as you’ve placed your order, and a shipping confirmation once it’s been picked up by the postal service.
Printing a paperback takes 2-4 days on average, and printing a hardback generally takes 1-2 days longer. Shipping usually takes 1-2 days. Read more about orders and shipping in our help centre.
Print and ship your books across the EU
Want to print and ship your books to or within the EU?
In addition to printing books for yourself, you can also have them printed and shipped internationally. We have an extensive European printing network allowing you to print, bind and ship your books locally in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium. This allows you to avoid cumbersome import and export regulations to and from the EU, enabling you to keep shipping costs and delivery times low. We’re continuously expanding our printing network, so check back every once in a while if you don’t see the country you want. We also ship books worldwide, of course.