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We love books!

If you’re thinking about publishing a book, you might be curious about how much it’s going to cost. Knowing the cost can help you plan your budget in advance and prepare for all the expenses you’ll need to take on.

So, what’s the magic number? How much does it cost to publish and print books?

The short answer is that you should expect to spend anywhere from $0–$10,000. There are a lot of factors that influence the cost of a book, including your publishing path, the format of your book, and which services you choose to invest in.

Read on to learn the average cost of publishing a book as well as a detailed breakdown of how much money you can expect to invest in each step of publication.

That’s a very large range, but there’s a good reason for it. The cost of publishing a book will depend on your choices as an author.

For example, self-published authors usually have to pay for all the costs of publication themselves. In exchange, they retain full creative control over their work and earn higher royalties on each copy they sell.

Meanwhile, traditionally published authors don’t have to pay for the costs of publication because their publisher will do that. However, they’ll likely earn fewer royalties down the line.

There are many other factors to take into account, too, in addition to self-publishing vs traditional publishing.

If you choose to do a lot of marketing for your book, for example, you could pay thousands of dollars for ads and promotions. Many authors invest heavily in marketing, hoping to generate enough buzz to earn back that money in royalties.

On the other hand, you could easily not pay for marketing at all and save yourself several thousand dollars.

Other factors include the length of your book, the editing requirements of the manuscript, and more.

We work with some super Book Publishers and this is a display of some of our favourite projects. Happy reading!