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This screen will allow you to configure a self publishing cost. The cost of your book is computed based on several factors, including: whether it contains color pages, number of pages, number of books ordered, cover material, and binding style, etc. At the time you place your actual order, you will be given a cost based on the options you have selected for your book, which should agree with the cost estimate produced here.

To see pricing based on a sample order, select the appropriate options. You can change options and recalculate as many times as you want for your self publishing cost.

For larger orders or custom options not listed below please email for a custom quote

Estimated Price

Inside Cover/Book:
Total Cost /Book:
Special Size/Order:
Proof Copy/Order:
Cover Design/Order:
BC Wording/Order:
Total Cost/Order:
Marketing Kit:
Rush Service:
Total Order Cost:

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  • 1. Book Specs
  • 2. Printing/Paper
  • 3. Cover
  • 4. Misc.
  • 5. Marketing Kit.
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Book Specifications

Number of pages:
Number of copies:
Folder   Purchase Overrun Books:
In order to ensure that we produce enough books to completely fill orders, we always print a few more than the ordered quantity. This is necessary because books are sometimes damaged and discarded during the printing and binding process. If we do have extra books left beyond your original order quantity, would you like to purchase these extras at one-half the per-book cost of your ordered books (For example, if your order computes to $5.00 per book, the extra books would be sold to you for $2.50 per book and would be automatically shipped with your order.)? Please note that this offer is a one-time offer per order and the quantity offered will never exceed 10 books.
Book Size:
Folder   Final Trim Size (for custom size or book with bleeds):
(Width X Height, Max. 8.5x11)
Instantpublisher provides 4 standard book sizes; however, if you want to order a custom size or the book has full bleeds on some pages, please enter the Final Trim Size here.1. Custom Size:Enter the Final Trim Size if the book will need to be trimmed to a custom size that is smaller than the standard book size. For instance, to order a 5"x8" book, you will need to select 5.5"x8.5" for the book size, then enter 5"x8" in the final trim size text box here.2. Book with Bleeds:If the book has full bleed inside pages, please select one-size up as your book size, then enter Final Trim Size here. For instance, if you want to have the final book trimmed at 5.5"x8.5", but you also have some full bleed pages, you will need to select 6"x9" as your book size, then enter 5.5"x8.5" here as Final Trim Size.Special size order: $0.25 per book up to 250 copies and $0.10 per book after that.
Folder   Binding Type:
Perfect Paper Back Sewn Perfect 3 RingDouble Wire plastic-wire plastic-comb saddle-stitch hardcover-case double-wire-wraparound hardcover-clothTo check instantpublisher binding types, please go to the Binding Info. page.
Book Printing Orientation
Folder   Dust Jacket
The Dust Jacket is only available for hard cover books (minimum 25 copies), such as Harcover/case and Hardcover/Cloth.
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Black/White Or Color Printing/Paper

Folder   Select Paper Type:
Save  1. Smooth White 50#: Free option similar to copy paper black and white printing only.Save  2. Smooth White 60#: weight upgrade available for non-color/black and white printing only.Save  3. Smooth Off-White 60#: weight upgrade available for non-color/black and white printing only.Recycle  4. White Gloss Enamel 80#: available for both non-color and color printing, glossy finish, twice as thick as typical magazine paper. Coated for a smooth finish.Recycle  5. White Matte 80#: available for both non-color and color printing, dull, non-glossy finish, twice as thick as typical magazine paper. Coated for a smooth finish.Recycle  6. White Gloss Enamel 100#: available for both non-color and color printing, glossy finish, thicker than 80# gloss paper. Coated for a smooth finish       7. White Card Stock 10pt C2s: available for both non-color and color printing. This paper type can only be used for one of the spiral binding choices, such as double wire, plastic wire and plastic comb. Note: Paper types cannot be mixed within a book. The type you select below will be used for all content pages of your book.
Select Cover Paper Type:
color print note   Color Printing?
If you want to publish a book with some color pages, please make sure all grey images in your book are true grayscale images. Otherwise, additional charge will occur.If yes, enter the number of color pages (excluding cover) below.
Number Of Color Pages:
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Cover Options

Folder   Cover Styles:
Save  1. Black and White Design: Front and back covers are printed in black ink only, you can upload the front cover and back cover as the first and last pages in your book.     2. Instantpublisher Standard Full Color Design : over 60 stock cover designs available. All you need to do is to select the type style and add your own wordings for cover and spine.     3. Customer Full Color Cover Design: You supply the print-ready art that meets instantpublisher cover specifications. If you have any questions, please check our cover templates.     4. Instantpublisher Custom Design : Instantpublisher helps you make your imaginary and creative ideas into a beautiful cover design.        a. Standard Custom Cover Design includes 2 digital proofs and 1 hour design time.        b. Premium Custom Cover Design includes unlimited digital proofs and 2.5 hours design time.
Folder   Spine Design:
If you have supplied your custom cover in 2 separate art pieces (front cover art and back cover art) but would like to have the spine added to the cover, instantpublisher can design the spine to match the entire cover design at a minimal charge of $15.00. This option is only applied to Customer Full Color Cover Design.
wording note   Back Cover Wording:
Do you want the back cover wording printed on IP Standard Back Cover at a flat fee of $20.00?  (This option and this charge are only applied to IP Standard Cover Design. If you have selected Black and White Cover, Customer Color Cover or IP Custom Design Cover, Please ignore this option.)
Cover Finishing:
Folder   Inside Cover Printing:
Inside Cover Printing Options:
Please provide inside cover printing art with the front and back cover designs. You can select to print them in black and white only or color.
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Order Misc.

Proof Note   Proof Copy:
The proof copy is unbound, it will be sent to you in a couple of days after the order is placed. We will release the order for printing once we have the approval email or fax from you. Regular Proof will be sent via FedEx Ground, the additional charge is $50.00 for any color book order and any black & white book order that is under 200 copies. For black & white book order that is over 200 copies, the regular proof copy cost is $30.00.Instantpublisher also provides Express Proof for additional $20.00 that will be sent via FedEx Overnight to ensure you receive the proof copy the next business day.
Shrink Wrap
Number of books per bundle:
Round Corners:
Ribbon Bookmark:
Display book   Display Book:
No additional charge will be applied to this option. If you select this option, after the order is placed, you will be given a link to enter your book information. The information you have entered will be shown up at once you click Submit button and the book cover will be appear at that site after the order is shipped.
Folder   Rush Services:
Fasttrack Rush service guaranteed for 5 days on black and white books and 7 days on color books $120 or 12% of order total whichever is more. Case bound and double wire wraps not included.
ISBN Number:
Folder   Barcode creation for previously purchased ISBN:
Do you want Instantpublisher to create the bar code on the back cover at an additional charge of $15.00? If yes, please provide the ISBN number and the price
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Marketing Kit

Folder   Marketing Kit: provides Marketing Kit option to help advertise your book.The Marketing Kit is available only with your printing order.Basic Marketing Kit : Postcards, bookmarks, posters, press release, a list of the bookstores. Marketing Kit XL: Postcards, bookmarks, posters, business cards, press release, a list of bookstores, contacts for newspaper, editors, book reviewers, and distributors, etc.Please note that the marketing kit is handled as a separate process than your book order, it will be shipped after your book order is shipped.Please provide some descriptive copy and your contact information that will be printed on marketing kit. You will be receiving the email proof for the marketing kit after the book is shipped, then the kit will arrive in a couple of days once we receive your approval.
Business Card
Business card
(Click here for a detailed description of the Marketing Kit.)
Descriptive Copy:
(Max 350 characters)
Contact Info.:
(Max 200 characters)


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Video 'Pricing' Tutorial from InstantPublisher- [ 3:39 ]
(Using the InstantPublisher pricing calculator.)