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Book unit cost

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Estimating unit book-cost for your selected format

Estimate the number of pages, then look at the vertical axis and see the approximate cost of the books.  Most paperbacks cost between 2.5 & 4.2 pounds each.

graph of unit book cost against page count

Once published, the book is available worldwide through normal and online bookshops. You can also order copies, with no minimum order, directly through WritersServices Self-Publishing, using print on demand technology at a price agreed with you. The graph below allows you to estimate the unit cost which includes delivery.

Cost estimating Design cost

Remember, this is only an estimate.

  • We can print and bind books with as few as 48 pages but it will cost about the same as for books with 100 pages.

  • The estimate includes delivery (based on 25 copies). We currently print in the UK and US to keep delivery costs low. We can deliver to most countries of the world but the unit costs are higher for some parts of the world to reflect the higher delivery cost.

  • If you do want to print a very large batch, please get in touch as we can do some excellent deals during the summer when our printers are quieter.

  • Page size matters but..  not quite as much as you might think. You don't automatically get more onto a bigger page

Every attempt has been made to convey accurate information. However, we reserve the right to amend the prices. Please email us if you want to check the costs. The prices include appropriate UK taxes


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  1. Work out the design and set up cost
  2. Unit cost business & marketing plans
  3. Book order form and payment page

You are off to a very good marketing start with WPS as we link all our titles into Amazon and several of the biggest book distributors so your book can be ordered, delivered and the money collected worldwide.

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