Book Printing Services

While authors are not required to use our printers, we do have the highest quality printers in the United States. Price-per-copy depends on trim size, paperweight, hardcover or paperback, dust jackets, page count, and quantity ordered.

*This service can be purchased in addition to the required Cover Design and Interior Formatting services.

Book distribution differs from print distribution or eBook distribution simply because print requires a physical item to be shipped. However, Palmetto Publishing does it all! We publish the book in print and can also help you with your eBook! We have the tools, the knowledge, and the resources to help you get your eBook online fast. 

When you work with Palmetto Publishing, we also set our authors up with an IngramSpark for print-on-demand and eBook distribution through Ingram, making it available at all the major retailers. For our authors to receive this additional benefit, they must be using our cover design and interior formatting services. 

Why we use IngramSpark

For most Authors, Print on Demand makes more sense. You don’t have to manage orders, deal with book storage, or guess how many books you’ll sell. With IngramSpark and Palmetto Publishing, you get high-quality printing, reliable shipping, and wide distribution. Palmetto Publishing enables a stress-free printing and publishing process for all the self-publishing authors we serve.

As the self-publishing platform of Ingram Content Group, the largest book distributor in the U.S., they have a wide range of printing options, including hardcover and color printing. IngramSpark’s print turnaround and shipping are also quick and reliable.

We also work with IngramSpark because you get global book distribution at over 40,000 retailers. Book distribution includes Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie bookstores. Even if your printed book isn’t in the brick-and-mortar store, many major retailers will still stock your book online.

Custom Book Printing Services 

We offer custom book printing for clients who want to facilitate a higher-quality print run than Ingram’s competent service. These runs could be for events, direct author sales, or any independent sales outside of traditional mass distribution channels. We understand that many of our authors are new to the publishing business. Therefore, we do our best to offer self-publishing help along the way. We provide different book trim size options, different cover styles, bookbinding types, and other elevated options. If you can think of it, we can do it. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Book Sizes and Book Printing Options: Choose the cover, bookbinding style, and custom book trim size that works best for your printed book.
  • Custom Book Cover styles: Choose between hardcover and softcover book options. We cover custom hardcover books with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover. 
  • Custom Book Binding Options: Whether you want a flexible perfect-bound paperback or a sturdy hardcover, we offer custom bookbinding options for the look and feel you want. 
  • Custom Book Cover Finishes: A professionally designed book cover is crucial. With a great design, you can then finish with a soft matte or polished gloss.
  • Interior Book Text Print Type & Image Printing: It’s also essential to make sure the inside of your books looks as good. We offer fully colorized image printing and custom interior book text print.
  • Book Interior Text Paper Stock Options: Paper stock will ultimately define your book’s feel and quality, depending on your budget and production time. 

Book Printing Formats & Pricing 

At Palmetto Publishing, authors do not need to use our printers. However, we encourage authors to print with us because we have the highest quality printers in the United States. Price-per-copy depends on the trim size, paperweight, hardcover or paperback, dust jackets, page count, and quantity ordered. You can purchase this service in addition to the required Cover Design and Interior Formatting services. 

Our services are also accessible for those that already have a fully prepared print file. For these clients, we ask that you have the following materials prepared so that we can seamlessly print a run of your book: 


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

Yes. We offer high-quality book printing services for clients such as corporations, religious organizations, universities, etc., even if they are not distributing the book. However, use our cover design, and interior formatting services are required if you wish for Palmetto Publishing to set up an Ingram Spark account and the printing process for your book. 

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

The cost to publish a book depends on a) the length of the book and b) the level of quality you want. Most authors spend $2,000-$4,000 to self-publish their books, including editing, cover design, formatting, and marketing services.

Can I print my own book? 

Palmetto Publishing makes it easy to print your book by providing you with your IngramSpark account. With a few simple steps, you can send your manuscript off for printing.

Want to get started? Contact us today, and we can work together on getting your custom book printed.

Palmetto Publishing FAQs

Because at Palmetto, we care about the authors we work with, and we want to see them succeed. Our competitors can’t match our personal customer service, plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While our competitors are taking a cut of your profits, we never take any royalties. We also offer payment plans for our services and bundles, so you don’t have to pay everything at once. We tailor the services around each author’s project as opposed to trying to fit them into a blanket package that might not be a good fit for the author. We simply love the publishing industry. We’re here to help real authors who have had difficulty with traditional publishing houses or who have always wanted to self-publish.

Unlike working with traditional publishers, which can sometimes take years to get your book completed, publishing with Palmetto can take as little as 6-8 weeks. If you need your book done sooner, please let us know ASAP so that we can do our best to fulfill your needs.

Prices per services vary depending on a number of factors. Visit our services page, and contact us today so that one of our publishing professionals can help you determine the cost of your project.

Yes, you absolutely can. You can purchase one or more of any of our services although we do require we do at least the cover design and interior formatting. All other services can be mixed and matched as needed. This is designed for you to truly get exactly what you need as an author. Maybe you just need a cover illustration, or you need help with copyediting. Whatever the case may be, we have all your publishing needs at Palmetto Publishing.

We do offer editing services. We can do everything from simple copyediting to more in-depth developmental editing.

Absolutely not. During the editing process, we will give guidance and offer advice as to the flow of the manuscript. We will never try to change your actual content. You have full creative control over your material with Palmetto Publishing.

You can print your book anywhere. We hope you will choose us as our quality is second to none. Regardless of the services you need, we’re here for you through one step or all the steps of the process. We’re here for you however you need us.

While we require we publish the book in print, we can also definitely help you with your eBook! We have the tools, the knowledge, and the resources to help you get your eBook online fast.

Selling your book is, of course, an essential part of the process. To get your book out in front of your target audience and to convert these potential customers to readers can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. With our expert marketing services, we’ll develop a plan to showcase your work and get your name out to the right places. From press releases to an author website, we’ll devise a game plan to set you up for success. Check out our marketing services for more information. (link to marketing services page)

You do not. At Palmetto, we’re here to help you with all the ins and outs of publishing. We’ll guide you through the process and consult with you to ensure you understand all aspects, effectively doing the job that a literary agent would do.

That depends on how well your book sells. Published authors who have written compelling stories and really work hard to get their names out there can be very successful. If you ask any published author, regardless of how they publish, they will tell you that it requires a great deal of effort on behalf of the author to make their book a success. We are here to help you every step of the way.

We take 0% of the proceeds from your published book. All your work is yours alone, so you keep 100% of the profit.

Yes, you will. Contact a tax lawyer or reach out to the IRS to ensure you’re paying the correct amount of taxes prior to tax filing season.

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the end results, we’ll work with you to ensure we hit the mark. No matter what, we want you to be happy with a finished product that is ready for the world!