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  5. Your children's books will be delivered to your doorstep for you to enjoy!

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Page Count

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

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How Much does it Cost to Print a Children’s Book?

For the most accurate children’s book quote, use our pricing tool. Enter the specifications of your children’s book to get an instant quote. If you would like to get a shipping estimate, click on the button that says, ‘Estimate Shipping & Delivery Date’ and enter your zip code.

How Do I Print My Own Children’s Book?

It’s fast, easy, and affordable to print your own custom children’s book with PrintingCenterUSA. Simply create your children’s book with our online booklet design tool or upload your print-ready PDF to our pricing tool. Then, depending on your printing time, you can get your children’s book as quickly as 3-4 days from proof approval. Click here to learn more on how to create a Print-Ready PDF.

What is the Difference Between Paperback and Hardcover?

Paperback book cover is made of thick paper or cardstock whereas hardcover book cover is made of binder’s board, heavy paperboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather. Paperback books are cheaper to produce than hardcover books. Paperback books are also bound together with glue vs. a hardcover book that has a flexible, sewn spine.

Is it Better to Self-Publish a Children’s Book?

There are definitely benefits to self-publishing your children’s book. When you self-publish you can control every aspect of your book. You can choose your own illustrations, paper, content, and the overall vision of your book. Not to mention that when you self-publish and you choose to sell your children’s book, the margins from your sales will be higher.

How Many Pages Should a Children’s Book Be?

The average number of pages that a children’s book is about 32 pages. Children’s books are usually Saddle Stitched, or Staple Stitched and are in a square shape. But if you print with PrintingCenterUSA you can choose whatever binding and size that you would like. Click here for more information on how to arrange pages for booklet printing.

What is the Average Word Count for a Children’s Book?

The average word count for a children’s book depends on the age range for the children that you are targeting for your book. Children’s books for children up to age eight average about 1,000 words. Chapter books are typically 10,000-12,000 words.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Children’s Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 5.5” x 8.5” 8 page Saddle Stitch children's book on 100# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text, Full Color (4/4), printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Printing Time option for only $153.02 ($1.53 each) or 1000 copies for only $464.37 ($0.46 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

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8.5 x 11$3.11 each
$155.35 total
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5.5 x 8.5$2.48 each
$124.21 total
$1.53 each
$153.02 total
$0.46 each
$464.37 total
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$1,251.16 total
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6 x 9$2.70 each
$135.06 total
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$613.60 total
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$1,677.85 total
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$5,057.15 total

How to Print a Booklet in 7 Easy & Affordable Steps

  1. Gather all of the content and images for your children’s book printing project.
  2. Place and format your content and images into an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our free online photo book design tool and free downloadable templates to create your children’s book.
  3. Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
  4. Upload your print-ready PDF or proceed to checkout through the online designer.
  5. We will then run your files through our 43-point checklist and send you a PDF proof for you to approve or reject.
  6. When approved, we will schedule and print your children’s books.
  7. Your children’s books will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute.

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Independent Customer Reviews

Children’s Book Printing Services

Rated4.8out of 5
Based on 377 reviews
5 days ago
Books turned out terrific! Another successful yearbook for our students and customer service is top notch!
14 days ago
Really nice job putting together our senior gift!
1 mon ago
Well made, quick and easy. They proof program is intuitive and true to the final product. It's an easy process we can trust each time!
1 mon ago
Very good quality, beautiful colors.
1 mon ago
Great experience, helpful staff, excellent product!
2 mon ago
Great outcome of our book, customer service at his best. Can't wait to wait to work with Printing Center USA again.
2 mon ago
Printing Center USA was outstanding, the customer service representatives are incredible! The printing process was very fast and my books look amazing! I really can’t overstate how great the whole process was and how well the books turned out. Will definitely be working with them again.
3 mon ago
The result I got, was an excellent product due to great quality.
3 mon ago
Here's the thing: the product is great. 5 stars. But the SHIPPING is awful. PrintingCenterUSA ships exclusively through UPS, which has become utterly incompetent in the past few years and completely inaccessible through customer service. Their robotic phone line has no "operator" over-ride, you HAVE to talk to the computer first, they have routinely misdelivered packages, sent notifications that packages are available for pickup at non-resident locations when they have not even been taken off the truck yet, been unable to deliver a package to one of their OWN STORE locations, and they have no public phone numbers for their "Customer Centers." PrintingCenterUSA offers fantastic customer service and it is a wildly disorienting customer experience to go from their responsiveness and professionalism in designing and creating the product to the giant corporate indifference and contempt for the customer of their shipping partner UPS. I urge and beg you to find a new shipping partner. Never had any issues with USPS that I've had with the UPS.
3 mon ago
PrintingUSA has provided five books for us over the past three months. They have provided quality products and excellent customer service. That track the most minute of detail. They are true to their word on delivery expectations. We will continue to use this service in the future.
4 mon ago
The printing turned out GREAT!
4 mon ago
Every aspect of this print run typifies the high quality and attention to detail I've come to expect from PrintingCenterUSA. In particular, the satiny gloss of the book cover, the management of grayscale on the front cover, the text clarity on the back cover, the weight of the interior pages (which prevents see-through), the color fidelity, and the clarity of the print. This positive outcome owes much to the customer service provided by Joshua Shapiro.
4 mon ago
The job was done perfectly! Thank you very much! Igor
4 mon ago
Looks and feels great! Impressed with the vibrant colors and clean edge trims, especially compared to other printers.
5 mon ago
I am very happy with my book! Because it is a book of my artwork I wanted it to be of high quality and you definitely produced that for me. Great customer service as well.
5 mon ago
The printing was done quickly and came out looking fantastic. The proofing and interaction with customer service was outstanding. I highly recommend not only this product, but the company as a whole. Their free digital rendering of the book is also an amazing asset to our website.
5 mon ago
Excellent service and printing is top notch.
6 mon ago
Lovely - great color and great quality. Super-simple ordering process and very friendly staff!
6 mon ago
Excellent print quality, great support.
6 mon ago
Satisfactory
6 mon ago
Easy to work with this staff and the finished book turned out beautifully.
6 mon ago
Printing Center USA exceeded my expectations in print quality, accessibility, personal communication, friendliness, and overall experience.
6 mon ago
Excellent! Great customer service and a fine finished product, received in record time. We could not be happier.
7 mon ago
The books are beautiful. Thank you for getting the books printed and delivered for an important client.
7 mon ago
Great team! Special thanks to Felecity for all her help. So proud how they turned out and appreciate all their help !
7 mon ago
Great quality nice glossy pages got lots of compliments on how great and professional it turned out
7 mon ago
As always, impeccable service and quality printing.
8 mon ago
Great service and a good price. Will recommend.
8 mon ago
Fast and high quality!
8 mon ago
High Quality!
8 mon ago
Excellent customer service and final product!
9 mon ago
The printing was clear and the colors were perfect. Unfortunately, whoever I spoke to on the phone gave me poor advice on the weight for the cover, which I wanted heavier than the inside pages. Although I believe I ordered it based on her recommendations, the cover was the exact same paper as the inside. Not the end of the world, but :(
9 mon ago
Well printed and great communication throughout the process.
9 mon ago
Quality printing; ink coverage, paper thickness, and finishing all look great. And with great pricing, what's not to like!
9 mon ago
Customer service was helpful in making the book and very accommodating.
9 mon ago
Fast! I couldn’t believe how quickly they printed and sent my proof. So easy to work with. I had some revisions and they allowed me to take my time. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
9 mon ago
Truthful review... Happy to leave a review here for the excellent product provided by Printing Center USA. Love using the seasonal coupons. Still, can be very reasonable prices without them. Timely delivery. I did not appreciate the phone call asking for a review, although I do understand that the reviews are important to your business. That is why I am happy to leave a 5 star review here. One more thing: After my files were already submitted I received an email prompting me that, in the future, one file for all pages is preferred. However, this is not something I have needed to do in any of my past projects. It is also not something that is made clear, at least that I can readily find, on the ordering or file preparation help page on the website (Please let me know if it is there so I may better understand the requirements). It might be best customer service to either make that explicitly clear for customers while they are starting the order process. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to matter to tell them to do it differently after the fact. Over all 5 stars every time for quality of product at competitive prices. Thank you.
9 mon ago
I ordered my book. I received it in less than two weeks.of course we had July 4th in that time period and this year it was a Tuesday. This was my third book that I’ve done with Printing Center USA. If there is another one, it will go to them. The final product was better than I expected. Good Job PC USA
9 mon ago
Excellent color fidelity, registration and binding. Prompt production, and delivered on exact date promised.
9 mon ago
I absolutely love how my zine came out! The print quality was great and I really appreciate working with a business where you have a dedicated support rep! I am hoping these take off so I can order more, I would definitely use Printing Center again.
10 mon ago
I Love the quality and fast Service! I highly recommend everyone to use PrintingCenterUSA
10 mon ago
Very high quality set of print copies. Color fidelity, print clarity, and cover production were all excellent. I also appreciated the personalized customer service.
10 mon ago
Had a 74 page softcover bound book made with them. I was worried about it being correct with as many pages as it had and I wanted a specialty cover. The proofing process was great, I felt very confident that what I would get would be correct and it was! The books look amazing! Very impressed with the process and the quality of the books especially for the price. Will use again.
11 mon ago
I am very pleased with the quality of work that has been done in regard to my publication Remembrance of Summers Past. I particularly want to note that Joshua Schapiro was particularly attentive to all of my questions and issues. Your work was efficient and quality. I look forward to doing more project with PrintingCenterUSA. Thank you, Charles Traub
11 mon ago
Excellent quality. Super fast.
11 mon ago
The file submission process went smoothly, the books were printed professionally and were delivered on time.
11 mon ago
wonderful product! perfect and clean, exactly what I was looking for :)
11 mon ago
Spectacular.
1 yr ago
Good quality and fast turnaround.
1 yr ago
Super fast printing and delivery. Once the yearbooks arrived we were very impressed with the quality. Customer service was also very responsive when we found a typo and needed to submit a new file. Thank you so much!
1 yr ago
My softcover full color children's book turned out great! Love the easy process and the quality - and that it's printed in the USA. Printing Center USA offers many sizes and options that allowed me to create the book the way I wanted. The color quality is amazing. They are great to work with. Highly recommend them! Thanks Printing Center USA!
1 yr ago
The quality is great and everyone I spoke to was very helpful!
1 yr ago
Absolutely satisfied on all counts- functionality of website, print quality, speed of production and delivery, and most of all their customer service. Honestly- they have the best humans working there. A pleasure to do business online with good, real, people behind it!
1 yr ago
Always a quality product, great customer service.
1 yr ago
The quality of the finished product was more excellent than expected. It was carefully packaged to protect it during transportation. Thank you!
1 yr ago
Book quality is excellent, including high-resolution text and very good color fidelity. Customer service and technical support staff are always available to discuss details of print production.
1 yr ago
Great job I love the book
1 yr ago
I love the quality of my magazine. Service is great to.
1 yr ago
Exactly what I ordered! Quick process and quality product. Fast shipping. The only issue is there is no place to design a spine for the book, so it is white. Overall, I am very pleased and will use them again.
1 yr ago
Always outstanding service and quality work.
1 yr ago
Great quality, on time, easy process.
1 yr ago
Excellent quality!
1 yr ago
fast response and services
1 yr ago
Fantastic quality and quick printing. I've used them for 7 years now.
1 yr ago
Service was great thank ! Yes
1 yr ago
Easy to create and fast shipping
1 yr ago
Excellent customer service from initial contact through production
1 yr ago
I'm basing this on the original printing. Outstanding work, paper, ink usage, You helped me understand your requirements with patience so everything turned out beautifully! I have recommended you to many other designers. As this is a large reprint I'm sure they are as gorgeous!
1 yr ago
My book Ellie and Jack: Third Grade Ghost Hunters was printed very well by Printing Center USA. The problems was there was a lack of communication where days and weeks would go by without receiving an email back from them. Plus, the digital book they created for me is not working and I am not receiving any responses back. I will change this review if they fix the problem, but this is going on a month now and maybe since I already paid them $1,000 I am no longer a priority?
1 yr ago
Excellent product! I made an 8.5 X11 book to see how it would come out. I had old family photos in the book. The craftmanship is superb. I will be making more.
1 yr ago
Fast, clean, good communication,
1 yr ago
I love the product.
1 yr ago
Came out great. Service was wonderful. Will definitely use this site in the future for more printing.
1 yr ago
This order was a reprint of a book. I had found a minor error and was able to upload the revised PDF. No problems whatsoever with this process. This company is amazing and I absolutely love their services. I'll be a repeat customer! Mahalo... and thank you!
1 yr ago
My first soft bound book cane out beautifully. The colors and photos really pop and were perfect. I just wish UPS would stop dropping or banging my shipments from you (calendars too) because they dented beyond repair about 10 books. I’m sure shipping would cost more if they were in a padded larger box tho.
1 yr ago
Absolutely thrilled with quality of printing and with quality of service. Have been using Printing Center USA for our club magazine which gets printed 3 times per year for the last 3 years. Love this company!!!
1 yr ago
Shipping is quick with good packaging. Website is easy to understand. Soft laminate provided exceptional quality
1 yr ago
THey put the index on the outside back cover. I was unable to proof but any company should have known better and told me.
1 yr ago
Excellent printing quality. Nice, and also very fast, customer service. My only advice using this printing method for a book: 1. Double check to make sure you get your physical proof copy. For some reason, I didn't get one. That's okay considering this was a 'proof' printing, but I would have made some changes. 2. This is not a complaint, only caution for self-publishers: The dimensions offered were not exactly as I needed. I'm not sure why they don't allow a narrower size. The printed book ends up having the dimensions of a church hymnal, as I can't input a narrower width. In the past year or so, it seemed this company did offer a custom size for width. So just double check all your parameters first. 3. I actually really love the finished product and think I can work with this company to get more of the effect I'm after. Best feature is 'Printed in USA.' Many thanks!
1 yr ago
The book was beautiful and all my customers loved the finished product. They showed it to others that did not attend the event and I had to order more books!
1 yr ago
Our programs came out so beautiful. The quality of the notifying and binding is far superior to other printers. Thank you Printingcenterusa.com!
1 yr ago
My dance recital programs are PERFECT!! They were super fast and the quality is great!
1 yr ago
Great product! Great customer service, great quality.
1 yr ago
I was worried the package wouldn’t arrive on time for my event. It was right on time and they remembered I was a customer from last year. Thank you
2 yr ago
I really appreciated your teams efforts in getting the right print quality, colors, saturation, etc. for the book. We went through several proof copies.
2 yr ago
We used PrintingCenterUSA to print our yearbooks. The books were beautiful and we got them back quickly! We had a couple of small issues and they were fast to respond and rectify the situation. We will use them again!
2 yr ago
great product. great service.
2 yr ago
The website was easy to use, and prices were excellent. After placing the order, I received a call, recommending a slight change to the paper selection, because a caring human had reviewed the order and wanted to be helpful. The final product looks very professional!
2 yr ago
Beautifully printed. Perfect!
2 yr ago
Our book, Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs is beautiful. We are proud to send it to our customers! Thank you for helping us get the message about Grizzly 399 out to the world.
2 yr ago
I loved working with this company. The service was excellent and she provided us with very reasonable prices. The books that we had done we’re perfect
2 yr ago
I loved our books and I think the company did a fabulous job. I will be telling other people about this. Great service and the prices were good!!
2 yr ago
My second order for the printing of our family history. The book and printing are of the highest quality. I strongly recommend them for their products and friendly customer service. Outstanding!
2 yr ago
I am so pleased with the book that you printed for me. Excellent job!
2 yr ago
Order twice, books were wonderfully done
2 yr ago
The interior pages are perfect. If only Printing Center USA could make a sturdier cover with flaps.
2 yr ago
My customer likes his book.
2 yr ago
The books could not have come out or beautifully. I so appreciated the guidance of the team at Printing Center along the way to create the best possible product. Excellent communication, quick turnaround of proofs and shipping of the final project - my family is thrilled. 10 stars! I could not recommend them more highly!
2 yr ago
We have ordered our program books from this company 3 times now. The quality is beyond expectation, the delivery is spot on, and the price is the best I have found. We are very happy.
2 yr ago
Great color - prompt turn around!

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