Paperback book printing, also known as perfect bound or softback, is the most popular type of softcover book binding. Paperback books are inexpensive to make and provide a durable, high-quality, professional look that can’t be matched. They offer an attractive printable square spine. Saddle stitch, wire-o, and spiral binding cannot offer this. A paperback book is the ideal choice for publications with higher page counts (28 pages up to 2 inches thick), such as pocket books, guidebooks, tradebooks, manuals, handbooks, novels, fiction, nonfiction, textbooks, mass market paperbacks, and more. They are less costly to produce than hardcover books.

Paperback Book Printing

Perfect Bound Book printing

Paperback, also known as perfect binding, is made from single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The softcover (a thicker cardstock) is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional looking square spine that can be printed on.…

Bound book printing may be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own technology, entertainment, travel, and architecture books. Soft Cover Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count books that cannot be saddle-stitched. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality perfect bound books with an expert, paperback appearance.

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Wedding Book Printing

Make a keepsake for family and friends with a wedding program photo book from before, during, and after the ceremony in a custom wedding book.

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Picture Book Printing

Picture books make great gifts.We have used picture books for years as a sales tool to showcase our products and services to our current customers and future customers.

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Coffee Table Book Printing

Express yourself or create a beautiful, unique gift. Our rich color printing is the perfect quality solution for your art, fashion, photography and travel coffee table books.

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Art Book Printing

Create gallery-quality art books with quality reproduction for artists, photographers, illustrators and more. Use our free downloadable templates or the online design tool to make the process easy.

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Presentation Book Printing

Companies that are into creative work such as photography or graphic design need a high-quality portfolio book. Not a creative? Print your company biography book to showcase your business.

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Portfolio Book Printing

Companies that are into creative work such as photography or graphic design need a high-quality portfolio book. Not a creative? Print your company biography book to showcase your business.

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Cookbook Printing

Print a custom cookbook fast and easy. Print each recipe book with vibrant color photos illustrating your delicious masterpiece.

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Business Book Printing

Get ahead in your industry with professionally published business books. Promote your business, showcase your products and services and build your brand and image to existing customers, potential clients and employees.

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Publication Book Printing

Publication book printing services - Print saddle stitched or perfect bound magazines and directories, spiral or wire-o bound catalogs and reports.

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Photography Book Printing

Make a commitment to an engaging photography book that tells your photos’ story – from landscapes, special events, to your wedding day.

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Directory Book Printing

Organize and publish information in a membership, school, church, phone, zip code directory and more.

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Biography Books

Publish your Biography Book to tell a true story from the past or present. You can add to the story with vivid full color photos in your book. Or publish an Autobiography and tell your own story. Either way, we make it easy to publish your timeless story with our hardcover or perfect bound book printing options.

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Teaching Aids Books

Teachers, print your own educational materials and supplemental books! It is more affordable than you might think to print your own teaching aid books. Softcover, perfect bound, hardcover, spiral and wire-o options are available for finishing your books.

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Trade Books

We offer the highest quality, fast and affordable options to print your trade and convention books. Colorful and professional quality books and booklets can help you sell your products to new clients that will be attending your next trade show event or conference.

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Yearbooks

You’ll love our high quality, professional-looking yearbooks with the cheapest prices! Add a spring insert supplement that includes everything happening in the spring like sporting events and plays. The most popular yearbook types are pre-school, elementary, middle, junior, and high school, colleges and universities, classmate, organizations, fraternities & sororities.

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Military Books

We provide the highest quality book printing in hardcover, softcover, spiral or wire-o for the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Special Forces, and all military affiliations. Our print quality is excellent, and our turnaround time is very fast. We print manuals, photo books, directories, deployment books and more.

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Law Books

We provide a wide range of printed book types for law firms. Law books, firm booklets, case histories, law journals, and more. We are your one stop resource for all your law book printing needs and offer professional and high-quality finishing with soft cover or hardcover options.

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Legal Books

Whether you need manuals, handbooks, resource books, case studies or law books, we can deliver a professional finished product in no time!

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Books

It’s easier than ever to bring your imagination to life with Sci-Fi or Fantasy novel book printing. We make book printing fast easy and affordable so all your magical publishing dreams can become a reality. We offer many different sizes and professional finishing options like soft cover perfect bound or hardcover. Our vivid full color will bring your book to life!

Other Popular Types

  • Student Handbooks
  • Biography Books
  • Baby Books
  • Memory Books
  • Recipe Books
  • Cartoon Books
  • Wedding Books
  • Research Books
  • History Books
  • Safety Books
  • Prayer Books
  • Training Books
Page Count

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

Color for Printed Books

Color

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Image Resolution

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

What is a book?

A book is usually an 8.5 x 11 soft cover perfect bound multi page project with a higher page count, as opposed to booklets which are usually 5.5 x 8.5 self cover saddle stitch multi page projects with a lower page count. Books can also be spiral, wire-o, or saddle stitch.

How to self-publish a book?

To self-publish a book, simply gather your content and images for your project, utilize our free online design tool or downloadable templates to layout your project, determine your desired specifications on our pricing tool, then order and upload your print-ready PDF file! Click here to learn more about self-publishing a book.

How to make a book?

To make a book, try our free online design tool or our downloadable templates to layout your pictures and content, then order and upload your print-ready PDF file. Click here to learn more about designing your book.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Paperback Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 8.5” x 11” 36 page saddle stitch Paperback Book on 80# 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 $586.59 ($5.87each) or 1000 copies for only $2,928.33 ($2.93each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

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8.5 x 11$5.87 each
$586.59 total
$2.93 each
$2,928.33 total
$1.51 each
$7,549.69 total
$1.31 each
$13,094.30 total
$1.17 each
$23,391.20 total
5.5 x 8.5$3.66 each
$366.46 total
$1.84 each
$1,843.66 total
$0.91 each
$4,531.88 total
$0.77 each
$7,651.47 total
$0.69 each
$13,867.10 total
6 x 9$3.97 each
$396.85 total
$1.98 each
$1,978.24 total
$0.94 each
$4,718.25 total
$0.78 each
$7,779.24 total
$0.70 each
$13,946.73 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

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Independent Customer Reviews

Paperback Book Printing Services

Rated4.8out of 5
Based on 370 reviews
10 days ago
The result I got, was an excellent product due to great quality.
10 days 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.
17 days 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.
1 mon ago
The printing turned out GREAT!
1 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.
1 mon ago
The job was done perfectly! Thank you very much! Igor
1 mon ago
Looks and feels great! Impressed with the vibrant colors and clean edge trims, especially compared to other printers.
1 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.
2 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.
2 mon ago
Excellent service and printing is top notch.
2 mon ago
Lovely - great color and great quality. Super-simple ordering process and very friendly staff!
3 mon ago
Excellent print quality, great support.
3 mon ago
Satisfactory
3 mon ago
Easy to work with this staff and the finished book turned out beautifully.
3 mon ago
Printing Center USA exceeded my expectations in print quality, accessibility, personal communication, friendliness, and overall experience.
3 mon ago
Excellent! Great customer service and a fine finished product, received in record time. We could not be happier.
3 mon ago
The books are beautiful. Thank you for getting the books printed and delivered for an important client.
4 mon ago
Great team! Special thanks to Felecity for all her help. So proud how they turned out and appreciate all their help !
4 mon ago
Great quality nice glossy pages got lots of compliments on how great and professional it turned out
4 mon ago
As always, impeccable service and quality printing.
5 mon ago
Great service and a good price. Will recommend.
5 mon ago
Fast and high quality!
5 mon ago
High Quality!
5 mon ago
Excellent customer service and final product!
6 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 :(
6 mon ago
Well printed and great communication throughout the process.
6 mon ago
Quality printing; ink coverage, paper thickness, and finishing all look great. And with great pricing, what's not to like!
6 mon ago
Customer service was helpful in making the book and very accommodating.
6 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!
6 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.
6 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
6 mon ago
Excellent color fidelity, registration and binding. Prompt production, and delivered on exact date promised.
6 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.
6 mon ago
I Love the quality and fast Service! I highly recommend everyone to use PrintingCenterUSA
7 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.
7 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.
7 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
8 mon ago
Excellent quality. Super fast.
8 mon ago
The file submission process went smoothly, the books were printed professionally and were delivered on time.
8 mon ago
wonderful product! perfect and clean, exactly what I was looking for :)
8 mon ago
Spectacular.
9 mon ago
Good quality and fast turnaround.
9 mon 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!
10 mon 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!
10 mon ago
The quality is great and everyone I spoke to was very helpful!
11 mon 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
1 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.
1 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!
1 yr ago
great product. great service.
1 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!
1 yr ago
Beautifully printed. Perfect!
1 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.
1 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
1 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!!
1 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!
1 yr ago
I am so pleased with the book that you printed for me. Excellent job!
1 yr ago
Order twice, books were wonderfully done
1 yr ago
The interior pages are perfect. If only Printing Center USA could make a sturdier cover with flaps.
1 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!
2 yr ago
Great quality and fast turn time! I will continue to use this company, for sure!
2 yr ago
Printing Center USA printed a gorgeous book for me. The quality of the pages is superb and the unique book cover is between paperback and hardcover and they executed that perfectly. Nicole Larson is extremely helpful for customer relations and if you need any help. I would definitely work with them again.
2 yr ago
I shouldn't be surprised by the superior quality printing that I receive from Printing Center USA, because it's exactly what I expect. But I am grateful to have found them.
2 yr ago
amazing job
2 yr ago
Service was outstanding. The last printer seemed to go out of their way to make things difficult. These guys bent over backwards to make it easy.
2 yr ago
Their customer service is always so friendly and patience and I love working with this company because of it!
2 yr ago
Excellent!

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