How much will my printed book cost?

by Community Manager Community Manager on ‎01-18-2011 12:20 - edited on ‎09-29-2014 02:46 by Community Moderator Community Moderator (547,644 Views)

Book Manufacturing Cost

The manufacturing cost includes binding, page count, and labor costs.

 

Bindings

perfect
Perfect Bound
saddle
Saddle Stitch
coil
PlastiCoil
case
Casewrap
jacket
Dust Jacket

 

Use our Book Cost Calculator to estimate your book's wholesale production cost.

 

Note: When you select Full Color printing, your book will be priced as if every page is being printed in color.

 

Book Retail or List Price (for Distribution)

 

Bindings
for
Distribution
perfect
Perfect Bound
saddle
Saddle Stitch
case
Casewrap
jacket
Dust Jacket

 

Not all book sizes and bindings are available for distribution through retail channels. For more information, see What Products are Eligible for Retail Distribution. Distribution eligible book formats are designated in the Book Builder by a green check (tick) mark.

 

Note: Books distributed through our distribution channels have different setup costs than Lulu-printed books. For more information, see How do I set the retail price of my book? 

 

Bulk Discount Levels

Bulk discounts are available for the products listed below and are specific to the currency in which you make your purchase. For your convenience, bulk discounts are applied to your shopping cart during checkout. The table below lists the discount tiers by print package, quantity, and currency.

 

Note: Bulk Discounts do not apply to Standard Paperback products in the USA store.

 

Print on Demand Package
Quantity Discount  % by Currency
 B&W Perfect Bound            USD

CAD

GBP EURO
CHF
AUD
15 - 29 3.0%  2.5%  2.5%  2.5% 2.5%
30 - 59 8.0%  7.5%  7.5%  7.5% 7.5%
60 - 119 10.0%  10.0%  10.0%  10.0% 10.0%
120 -299 13.0%  15.0%  12.5%  15.0% 15.0%
300 - 599 15.0%  20.0%  15.0%  20.0% 20.0%
600 - 1199 18.0%  22.5%  17.5%  22.5% 22.5%
1200+ 20.0%  25.0%  20.0%  25.0% 25.0%
    
Color Perfect Bound        15 - 29 3.0%  2.5% 2.5%  2.5% 2.5%
30 - 59 8.0%  7.5% 7.5%  7.5% 7.5%
60 - 119 10.0%  10.0% 10.0%  10.0% 10.0%
120 - 299 13.0%  15.0% 12.5%  15.0% 15.0%
300 - 599 15.0%  17.5% 15.0%  17.5% 17.5%
600 - 1199 18.0%  20.0% 17.5%  20.0% 20.0%
1200+ 20.0%  22.5% 20.0%  22.5% 22.5%
    
Coil Bound & Saddle Stitch       15 - 29 3.0% 2.5% 2.5%  2.5% 2.5%
30 - 59 8.0% 7.5% 7.5%  7.5% 7.5%
60 - 119 10.0% 10.0% 10.0%  10.0% 10.0%
120 - 299 13.0% 12.5% 12.5%  12.5% 12.5%
300 - 599 15.0% 15.0% 15.0%  15.0% 15.0%
600 - 1199 18.0% 17.5% 17.5%  17.5% 17.5%
1200+ 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%  20.0% 20.0%
           
Hardcover 15 - 29 3.0% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
30 - 59 8.0% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 5.0%
60 - 119 10.0% 10.0% 10.0% 10.0% 7.5%
120 - 299 13.0% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 10.0%
300 - 599 15.0% 15.0% 15.0% 15.0% 12.5%
600 - 1199 18.0% 17.5% 17.5% 17.5% 15.0%
1200+ 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 17.5%

 

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