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Paperback Book Printing

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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 Types

Paperback or Perfect Binding

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.…
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Most Popular Paperback Book Types

Paperback book printing can be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own softcover photo book, nonfiction book, genre fiction, trade paperback, and so much more. Paperback Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count books that cannot be saddle-stitched. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality paperback books with an expert, softcover appearance.

Literary Novel

Literary Novel

A literary novel is about ideas, with an overarching theme that is distinct from the narrative. They are generally considered more intellectual books.

Softcover Photo Book

Softcover Photo Book

Create high-quality softcover photo books in vibrant full color and a Gloss UV Coated or Matte Soft Touch Lamination soft cover for a luxurious look.

Textbook

Textbook

Self-publish textbooks with ease! Create a textbook that is up to 2 inches thick with our online paperback book printing services.

Genre Fiction

Genre Fiction

Genre fiction is also known as popular fiction. Is it supposed to appeal to readers and fans of fiction and has a focus on plot.

Mass Market Paperback

Mass Market Paperback

Mass Market paperbacks are small paperback books that are cheap to product to appeal to the largest audience possible.

Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction Book

Print an autobiography, biography, or educational paperback book quickly and easily with PrintingCenterUSA.

Novels

Novels

Self-publish your own novel with a stunning UV coating or Soft Touch lamination finish. Your novel can be between 28 and 2 inches thick.

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback

Trade paperback books are larger than mass market paperback books, often similar in size to a hardcover book. Our paperback books can be as large as 12x12.

Paperback Books Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your paperback book project from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of businesses, schools, authors, self-publishers, and photographers design, mail, and print their paperback books. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next paperback book printing project!

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

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

Page Count

Color

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Color for Printed Books

Resolution

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

Image Resolution

Bleeds

Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More

Bleed for Printing

What is a Mass Market Paperback?

Mass market paperback books are mass produced for large audiences at an affordable price. They are usually smaller, and the text is in a smaller font. These are also called pocketbooks because they fit easily into a purse or back pocket. The most popular mass market paperback book size is 5.5 x 8.5.

What is a Paperback Book?

A paperback book, also known as a softcover, softback, or perfect bound, is a book that is bound together with glue rather than staples. The cover is made of thick paper or cardstock. Paperback books have a square spine and are less expensive to create than hardcover books.

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.

How Many Words Per Page in a Paperback Book?

The number of words per page in a paperback book depends on the font size of your file and the page size that you choose. However, in general there are about 250-300 words per page using a 12 point font.

What is the Minimum Page Count for a Paperback Book?

The minimum number of pages is 28 pages. The maximum width of a paperback book is 2” thick. When ordering your product, you need to have pages in 2-page increments. Click here to learn more about page count for paperback books.

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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 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 Production Time option for only $693.52 ($6.94 each) or 500 copies for only $2,062.17 ($4.12 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 1000 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $6.94 each
$693.52 total
$3.32 each
$3,317.07 total
$2.06 each
$10,322.38 total
$1.77 each
$17,734.41 total
$1.67 each
$33,428.23 total
5.5 x 8.5 $4.83 each
$483.29 total
$1.88 each
$1,882.82 total
$1.31 each
$6,547.54 total
$1.20 each
$12,019.73 total
$1.09 each
$21,707.31 total
6 x 9 $6.16 each
$616.05 total
$2.25 each
$2,245.78 total
$1.74 each
$8,698.92 total
$1.48 each
$14,759.39 total
$1.42 each
$28,334.24 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

How to Print a Paperback Book in 7 Easy Steps

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Gather all of your Paperback Book project’s content and images.
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Place and format your content and images in an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our online design tool or downloadable templates to create your paperback book.
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Order & Upload your print-ready PDF.
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We will then run your files through our 43 point checklist and send you a PDF or Hard Copy Proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your paperback book with a softcover that is thicker and more durable than the inside pages.
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Your paperback book will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute your books.
Independent Customer Reviews

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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!
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Our programs came out so beautiful. The quality of the notifying and binding is far superior to other printers. Thank you Printingcenterusa.com!
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My dance recital programs are PERFECT!! They were super fast and the quality is great!
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Great product! Great customer service, great quality.
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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
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I really appreciated your teams efforts in getting the right print quality, colors, saturation, etc. for the book. We went through several proof copies.
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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!
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great product. great service.
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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!
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Beautifully printed. Perfect!
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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.
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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
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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!!
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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!
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I am so pleased with the book that you printed for me. Excellent job!
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Order twice, books were wonderfully done
3 months ago
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The interior pages are perfect. If only Printing Center USA could make a sturdier cover with flaps.
3 months ago
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My customer likes his book.
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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!
4 months ago
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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.
4 months ago
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Great color - prompt turn around!
4 months ago
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Great quality and fast turn time! I will continue to use this company, for sure!
4 months ago
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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.
4 months ago
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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.
4 months ago
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amazing job
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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.
5 months ago