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What are you getting?

We create beautiful black-and-white books, perfect bound with a gloss laminated full-color soft cover.

Our books are suitable for all sorts of self-publishing needs:  novels, cookbooks, technical manuals, books of poetry, religious texts, yearbooks, user guides, and more.

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Easily Publish in Multiple Formats

No hassle for you, we’ll take care of everything.

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Easily go from print to a variety of epub formats for Kindle, Nook, or other popular eReaders.

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Flip Books

Go online with one of our flip books. Easily send links to your work to friends & colleagues.

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Sell it online

From publishing on Amazon to building a custom web page for your book, we’ve got you covered.

Not quite ready to upload?

Check out our writer services.


We offer a full range of editorial services through our partnership with a highly reputable content marketing agency. Our rates are very competitive.Talk to an editor →


You’ve written your book, but need it to look good with an attractive design or layout. Our world class layout experts can help you go from book to published in now time. Talk to a layout expert →


So you’ve written your book by hand and need it typed up. We can do that too! Transcription starts at $9.99 per page. Talk to a transcriber →


Need your book translated to other languages? Pricing starts at $0.10 per word and we support dozens of languages. Talk to a translator →

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I send you my files?

You will be required to attach your files during the ordering process in order to complete your order.

Do you have template files that I can copy/paste my work into?

Yes, visit our file guidelines page to download a template. Be sure to select the right size!

Do you send me a proof before printing?

You will receive a free digital proof before we print your book. Unbound printed proofs are $75.

Once I approve my files for print, how long until you ship?

Our typical turnaround is 5-7 days upon approval of your files to print. Choose an expedited shipping method during checkout to speed up delivery.

[The Book Press] has the easiest process for getting a book published that I’ve seen. They are easy to reach if I have a question, and the price is right. I don’t have to get bogged down in all of the options available. Ordering is a snap. John S.

Technical Writer, Denver, CO

My cookbook of local Kansas City favorites came out amazing! All I did was send them my book in Word doc and they took care of the rest!

Maggy P.

Author, Chef, Kansas City, KS

Entering your quantity

Our site supports an order of at least 50 books and at most 1,000 books. If you need an order outside of this range, reach out to us for a custom quote.

Entering your page count

Our equipment requires at least 26 pages per book and our site supports an order of at most 1000 pages. If you need books printed with a page count outside of this range, reach out to us for a custom quote.

Choosing a paper stock

We offer two kinds of paper stock: 50# and 60#. Both of these stock are very nice, thick paper stocks perfect for softcover books. The difference in these stocks is in the thickness, with the 60# being the thicker of the two, and hence costing a bit more per page.

Choosing a book size

We offer 5 book sizes to choose from at The Book Press: 5″x7″, 5″x8″, 5.5″x8.5″, 6″x9″, and 8.5″x11″.

Think about which size best fits your work. Is it a pocket guide? Go small. Is it a technical guide with sketches and diagrams, go larger. Is it a novel? Sometimes smaller is better, other times you want to show off an attractive cover with a larger format.

Of course, the book size also affects the number of pages. Visit our file guidelines page and download some of the Word templates in the right sidebar to find out how many pages per format your work will be.

Custom Quote

custom quoteDon't see what you're looking for? We offer free custom quotes on a wide range of publishing formats, including other sizes, stocks, and more. Give us a call at (800) 433-6408 or fill out the form below for a custom quote.

Client Support
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Have a question about your order? Give us a call at (800) 433-6408 or fill out the form below and our client help desk will get back to you as soon as possible. Our help desk is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM EST.

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Got a question? We’re here to help!

Give us a call at (800) 433-6408 or send us an email at You may also fill out the form below and one of our experts will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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We partner with a world-class translation service and are happy to handle this aspect of your book. Please fill out the information below and a representative will be in touch soon.

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Need your book typed up for publication? Our typists are screaming fast and usually start typing up your book within 48 hours of receiving your work. Submit your info below and we'll be in touch.

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From a beautiful cover to an attractive layout, we've got what you need. Please fill out the information below and one of our designers will contact you soon.

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Our editorial services are some of the best in the business. Please fill out the information below and one of our editors will contact you soon.