Book Printing

Book printing with Printondemand

Print-on-demand offers a range of book printing services for authors and publishers across the UK. Using state of the art print machinery, you’ll get your book exactly how you want it. Whether you’re printing a hard-back novel or a full-colour booklet printing, our team will help you through the entire process.

You can choose from a selection of binding styles and cover finishes. Book printing is an art, and our printers produce thousands of books every day for happy customers across the UK.

Using our free book printing quote service below, you can view our selection of tailored printing products perfect for publishers and authors.

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Popular book printing: choose what's right for your books

Below you’ll see our full selection of available book printing and binding options. You can explore the full variety of paper stock, finishing and binding types, quantity of books and personalisation options. Depending on how many pages you would like to print, the type of book you choose could be different. For example, perfect bound books are better for a large number of pages. Whereas hardback books may be better suited to a lower count of pages to ensure there isn’t a large amount of pressure on the spine.

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Paperback books

from £0.87 / copy

Shop-ready paperback books available in colour or mono, offering an inexpensive but quality finishing option. Great for all types of book printing.

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Hardcover book printing

from £1.68 / copy

An extremely high-quality option, a hardback book is ideal for special or first editions, offering durability and luxury for their readers.

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Spiral-bound (coil bound)

from £1.67 / copy

Also referred to as coil-bound, spiral-bound booklets offer versatility and flexibility, ideal for educational materials.

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Saddle stitch booklets

from £0.45 / copy

With folded pages, one inside the other and stapled together, saddle stitch booklets are a great option for low cost marketing materials.

Paper stock for print: pick the best for your book

You can choose from a variety of available paper stocks. The paper you choose should match the type of book you’re printing. Below you’ll see a brief description of how each paper feels and which types of books match it best! Each book printer is different but below we’ve outlined our most popular paper choices for book printing.

Please keep in mind that when you’re selecting your paper, it needs to match the type of book you’re printing. For example, booklet printing is going to have different stocks to a wedding photography album. If you’re unsure or need help, please contact a member of our team.

80gsm – popular with all book types

80gsm paper is great for every type of book. From academic material to auto-biographies. This is our most popular paper selection for mono (black and white) book printing.

100gsm – mixing mono and colour books

100gsm is our white-coated paper that’s ideal for both colour and mono printing. This is a medium weight paper that’s great for books with a mix of images and text.

115gsm – high-quality colour books

115gsm is a premium-finish coated paper with a slightly glossy feel. It’s a medium thickness paper that holds colour extremely well. If you have a thicker book with lots of colour pages, this is the paper to choose for printing your book.

150gsm – ideal for a photography book

150gsm is a high-quality, premium paper that’s perfect for colour. If you’re printing wedding photos or want to show off your photography, this is your best choice.

Book finishing and binding

You have the choice between matte and gloss lamination for the outside cover of your book. Each finishing type has its’ own unique feel and touch. Book printing is about keeping the reader engaged. Your cover choice helps them pick the book up!

Matte Lamination cover printing

Matte lamination offers a more professional and elegant finish to the cover of your book. It can often be described as a velvety finish. You’ll often see matte lamination on most paperback, perfect bound books.

Gloss Lamination cover printing

Gloss lamination offers a great vibrancy for colour book covers. It has a very reflective finish and easier to keep your books in good condition. Gloss lamination is great for paperback or hardback books.

Book printing you control

We’re not like other book printers. We want you to have complete control of your products. When you become a customer, you get access to our Bookwizard dashboard. It’s your very own area for all-things book printing. Here you can track your orders, duplicate previous order and continue to add new books for print.

This service is extremely popular and we want you to have this option for free. Whether you’re producing a perfect-bound book or otherwise, we can the product in stock.

With Bookwizard you stay in control of your long run and short-run book printing. You can create as many quotes, with as many variations as you like, until you find an option that is right for you. With Bookwizard you can choose:

  • Hardcover books

  • Proof copies (hard copy proof or digital)

  • Full range of papers and stocks

  • UK-based quality printing

  • Free sample packs available

  • Portrait or landscape book printing

  • Additional services, such as ISBN generation, cover design, artwork guidelines

How does our book printing service work?

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Book printing online

Select from printing, binding, type of paper, book size and print finish options from our quote calculator to create your perfect book.

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Instant printing

Choose from a wide-range of long run and short run print options with market-leading prices, including free delivery to a UK delivery address.

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Pay online and upload to us

Pay by card, or purchase order for business accounts. Then simply upload your files to your order. Your PDFs must be print ready!

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Approve your proofs before printing

Receive digital or printed proofs within three days. Log in to your account online to approve them for production.

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Receive your books

We will print and deliver your books, with delivery times averaging between one and five working days depending on your chosen delivery options and type of book.

Very high quality of service very friendly and helpful.
We would have no reason to not use Printondemand-worldwide again.

Taylor & Francis Group

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Why work with Printondemand-worldwide?

£1.6 million

Investment in state-of-the-art digital colour printing line – litho stocks and quality for on-demand printing


Book production is our specialism! PODWW prints over 1 million books per year in the UK, with capacity to double production by 2021.


customer satisfaction for BookWIZARD short-run book printing in Q1 2018


Number of years experience producing books from our UK plant

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Further Information

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BookWIZARD is available to authors and publishers wanting short runs of books from 1 copy to 1000s.
Get started online or call our sales team on 01733 237867

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