Book Printing

Ask any published author and they’ll tell you that few life experiences can beat the excitement of holding your book in your hands for the first time. After all of the work that goes into writing, editing, and designing, it feels like Christmas morning unboxing the first shipment of books hot off the press.

When you’re ready to transform your words into a tangible work of art, Palmetto Publishing is your trusted partner for premium book printing services. We take pride in printing the highest-quality books and provide a seamless and exceptional printing experience for independent authors, bringing your words to life on the canvas of a professionally printed book.

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Custom Book Printing

After you’ve poured your heart and soul into writing a book, you can’t trust just anyone to bring it to life. In order to bring your vision to paper and appeal to readers, your masterpiece deserves to undergo the highest-quality printing process with superior materials and an experienced publishing team. 

Palmetto Publishing offers exceptional custom book printing services for independent authors who aspire to a higher-quality print run than what other printing services can offer. Whether it’s your first or tenth printing, we provide unmatched printing support and self-publishing help as needed. Bulk book orders are great for book signings, launch parties, direct author sales, or any other independent sales outside of traditional mass distribution channels.

Here are a few print considerations to keep in mind:

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Book Sizes and Book Printing Options

Dive into a world of artistic freedom with Palmetto Publishing and our comprehensive book printing options that can easily harmonize with your vision. With a variety of cover styles, bookbinding techniques, and custom book trim sizes, your masterpiece can take center stage. If you can imagine it, we can print it!

Custom Book Cover & Binding Styles

When your vision meets our craftsmanship, we can create something truly special. Choose between the timeless embrace of hardcover or the inviting allure of paperback binding options. For an added touch of refinement, our custom hardcovers can come adorned with dust jackets that mirror the elegance of your writing.

Custom Book Cover & Binding Styles
Custom Book Cover Finishes

Custom Book Cover Finishes

A professionally designed book cover is an excellent attention grabber, and yours deserves to be unforgettable. Palmetto Publishing is here to turn your work into a total sensory experience. Enhance your book cover’s allure by using a soft matte or polished gloss finish for an added touch of visual and tactile refinement.

Full Color Printing

The interior of your book should be just as captivating as the cover. Palmetto’s vibrant, full-color image and custom interior text printing options ensure that every page of your book is a canvas of cohesion. We help your narrative unfold seamlessly, connecting words and imagery with artistic precision.

Full Color Printing
Interior Paper Stock Options

Interior Paper Stock Options

Selecting the right paper stock is a vital choice that impacts the tactile experience and enriches the reading process. Our team will help you choose the ideal paper stock or weight for your book printing, ensuring a paper type that elevates the book’s quality and enhances the reader’s connection with the content.

How We Prepare Your Book for Printing

We stand by our authors side as your work nears publication, ensuring every element aligns with your vision. The culmination of your dedication and creativity deserves nothing less than excellence, and we orchestrate the final steps with unwavering precision. Before deeming your work ready for publication, we’ll work with you to complete the following steps:

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1. Finalize Your Manuscript

The content of your book should flow seamlessly and be exactly how you want it. The writing process should be finished, and you’ll want to have the whole work polished, proofread, and edited to perfection.

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2. Design Your Cover

We’ll help you create a stunning, eye-catching book cover that reflects the soul of your story and attracts your target audience.

3. Formatting and Layout

We will make sure your book’s interior layout is arranged to your preferences using font choices, headers, and page numbers that keep the reader totally immersed.

4. Choose Book Specifications

 We’ll recommend the trim size, paper stock, and binding type that best matches your work.

5. Convert to Print-Ready Files

Finally, we’ll convert the manuscript to a PDF file to make it easy to send to the printer.


As you print your own book, we’ll help you find the ideal bookbinding option that best resonates with your book’s character and style and fulfills its purpose.

Perfect Binding

Ideal for most paperbacks, this method involves gathering and trimming individual pages, creating a uniform edge that encourages a reader’s exploration. The pages are glued together using a strong adhesive at the spine of the book, then the inner pages are glued to a thick paper or cardstock cover wrapped around the spine and outer pages. The result is a masterpiece that boasts a sleek, professional finish, embodying the very essence of elegance.

Case Binding

The meticulous case binding process elevates your book to a higher level of distinction. With this method, the pages are united along the spine, which is then reinforced with a strong fabric lining to ensure longevity. This assembly is encased within a sturdy cardboard or paperboard cover, offering both protection and aesthetic appeal. Creative embellishments like foil stamping or embossing add a final artistic touch. Choose case binding for a book that’s as enduring as the stories it holds.

Spiral Binding

The spiral binding method offers the ultimate user-friendly experience, often gracing the pages of notebooks, planners, and interactive books. A sturdy plastic or metal coil threads through evenly spaced holes along the spine, lending a flexible quality that allows both sides to lay flat when the book is open. This binding method is tailored for frequent use, easy writing, and personalization. It’s the ideal blend of convenience and engagement, perfectly suited for the books that accompany you on your creative journey.

Saddle Stitch

Saddle stitching, a minimalist method also known as “stapling,” is a simplistic choice ideal for slim creations like booklets, brochures, and slim paperback books of 100 pages or less. The binding process is graceful in its simplicity — all pages lie flat and are gently folded at the center. A union of staples along the fold binds the book, creating a seamless finish. 

Saddle stitching is cost-effective, minimalist, and well-suited to shorter books. However, if you’re after grandeur or long-lasting appeal, alternate binding methods may better suit your preferences.

Why Print With

Palmetto Publishing?

At Palmetto Publishing, we love the passion and artistry that is so common among self-publishing authors. We put our authors first and take pride in bringing your amazing stories to life. 

By turning to us for your book printing services, you’ll be equipped to bring your book to life with stunning results. We’re dedicated to excellence and ensure every book we print lives up to the author’s vision and meets our high standards of quality and craftsmanship.

It’s important that your book makes a good — and accurate — first impression on possible readers, so we offer a wide variety of cover styles, binding options, and finishes to give your work its own unique flair. With years of experience and hard-won expertise in publishing, Palmetto Publishing knows the journey you are on, and we have all of the tools and knowledge needed to help you succeed.

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Formats & Pricing

Our authors are not required to use our printers, but we encourage you to print with us because we have relationships with the highest-quality printers in the United States. The decision to print with us isn’t just about paper; it’s about giving your words the form they truly deserve. Price per copy depends on various factors, including the trim size, paperweight, cover type, dust jackets, page count, and quantity ordered.

For authors with a fully prepared print file, we’re ready to transform your vision into reality. We simply ask that you have the following materials prepared so that we can seamlessly print a run of your book and breathe life into your creation:

  • Print-ready files formatted to our specifications
  • Your choice of trim size and bookbinding options
  • Cover design and interior layout, if not availing our design services
  • Details about your desired paper stock and cover finishes

Our Book Printing and Binding Process

Palmetto Publishing’s book printing services and binding process are designed to give you a seamless journey from your completed manuscript to the final printed book.

1. Submission and Review

Send us your print-ready files, and our team will review them for printing compatibility. If you don’t have print-ready files, check out our design and formatting services to get you there.

2. Customization Selection

Choose your desired book specifications, cover finishes, and binding options.

3. Printing and Production

 Our advanced printing technology ensures top-notch results for every book.

4. Quality Control

Each book undergoes thorough quality checks to maintain our high standards.

5. Final Delivery

Your professionally printed books are delivered to your doorstep, ready to be shared with the world.

Contact Us Today to Get Started!

If you’re ready to bring your book to life through our exceptional book printing services, get in touch with our team today. We are thrilled to be a part of your self-publishing journey and look forward to turning your dreams into tangible, beautiful books. Contact us now to discuss your project and receive a personalized quote!

Five Star Rating

“I would have to say the best part of this experience was the people that worked with me. Palmetto walked me through every step of the way, were tremendously supportive, and quick with responses to my sometimes-silly questions. As a first time author, knowing nothing about the publishing process, they made this a fabulous experience. Im am so happy that I chose to use Palmetto and look forward to working with this same group of highly professional associates on my next project.”

Danny Willcutt

The Woods the Sea pluff Mud and Me


Can I print a book without publishing it with Palmetto Publishing? 

How much does it cost to print and publish a book? 

The cost to publish a book varies based on factors like the book’s length, physical size, the materials and printing method you choose, and more. Most authors spend $2,000-$4,000 to self-publish their books, which includes the cost of cover design and formatting — though many authors spend more than this when they select packages with marketing and editing services.