Whether you’re looking for self help book printing, motivational book printing, or inspirational book printing, you’ve found a great partner with Publishing Xpress. Our unique blend of high quality printing, low print quantities, reasonable costs, quick turnaround times, and outstanding customer service will make your printing project go smoothly. We specialize in delighted customers! Our online calculators can give you an instant quote on your printing project:

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Options for Self Publishing Motivational Books

Publishing Xpress was designed to meet the exacting demands of individuals looking to self publish motivational and inspiration books. Publishing Xpress specializes in printing multi-page books.

In additional to our four different binding styles, we also offer several other great options for your self help book printing project:

  • Our minimum order quantity is only 25 copies — and you can order in increments of 1 copy. Need 78 copies of your inspirational book? Then order only 78 copies! Publishing Xpress doesn’t force you to order in increments of 50 or 100 books.
  • A wide selection of paper options. With all of our binding options, you can order a wide variety of paper stocks — gloss, matte, or uncoated in various paper weights. Not sure what paper you want for your project? Order a sample kit. We’ll send you samples of other self help printing projects as well as a book with all our paper options in it.
  • Our normal turnaround time is only 4-6 business days after proof approval. But if you need your project sooner, consider same day, 1, 2, or 3 day turnaround.

Inspiration for Self Help Book Printing

Looking for inspiration for your book? Check out our perfect bound client spotlight on Sole Bros. Inc. It’s a very inspiring book!

Or you might want to check out this article on tips for writing a self-help book.

Tips for Your Book Printing Project

As you’re writing your self help book, motivational book, or inspiration book, keep these tips in mind:

Decide on a Binding Option

No matter what type of inspirational book printing project you have, we have four binding options. Have a motivational book that your readers will write entries in? Consider plastic coil or wire-o binding with an uncoated paper stock so the book will lay flat, allowing your readers to easily write in the book. Have an inspirational book with beautiful pictures that your readers will want to read again and again? Consider perfect binding with a gloss paper stock so that the graphics look great. Have a self help book for a conference or group meeting? Consider a saddle stitched option. Decide on your bind option early in the process.

Edit Your Book

Before you start laying out and formatting your book, have someone edit the book for you. When you write a book, you are so close to it that it is hard to see typographical or grammatical errors. Edit the book before it is layed out so it is easy to make changes. Don’t have the funds to hire an professional editor? Consider asking friends or family members to do the editing. You can pay them through a dedication or acknowledgement in your book. Just make sure you can handle their suggestions without getting upset. You don’t want to ruin a personal relationship over their comments on your book.

Design a Great Cover for Your Self Help Book Printing

Make sure you have a stand out cover that will really sell your book. If you don’t feel like you have the expertise to do it yourself, consider letting Publishing Xpress design your cover. For just $100, our designers will design a professional cover, based on your specifications. Let them know what text and graphics you want on the cover, and they’ll do the rest. You get two free rounds of revisions to tweak the design. If that’s not enough, additional revisions are only $25 per round. It’s an inexpensive way to get a professional cover for your book.

Make Sure Your Layout Is Professional

You need to make sure that the inside design is professional as well. In this age of self publishing, we’ve seen some pretty awful book layout designs. If the book looks like it was designed by an amateur, some will be put off and won’t even read your book. You might want to look through some books that you think are well designed. What appeals to you in the books? How do the books handle things like font type, font size, chapters, justification and indentation, page numbering, etc.? You don’t have to copy any book exactly, but you will probably find a lot of elements that will make your book layout shine.

Choose Paper Stocks

Decide what paper stocks you want to use for your book. For the inside pages, we offer paper ranging from 60# uncoated text to 100# gloss or matte text. Depending on your binding option, cover stock can range from 80# cover to 120# cover and 16 pt. cover stock. Not sure what you should select? Send for our free sample packet. We’ll send you samples of all four binding styles — perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o. The plastic coil book contains samples of all of our paper stocks. It also shows examples of gloss lamination and soft touch lamination. Most people find this very helping when make decisions for their book.

Order a Hard Copy Press Proof for Your Self Help Book Printing

Still not convinced you selected the right options for your self help book printing project? You can call us or chat online and ask for our suggestions. Or, when you place your order, request a hard copy press proof. We will send you a proof that uses all of your specifications, so you have a copy that will exactly like your finished books. This will give you an opportunity to make sure that you are happy with your selections. Often, when you see the book printed out, you’ll notice things that you didn’t see with the online version of your books. Typos may become obvious. Formatting issues may be noticeable. There is a lot you may notice that you didn’t pay attention to in the digital proof. The cost for a hard copy press proof is $60 if it is sent via ground UPS service and $100 if sent via overnight UPS services. Keep in mind, however, that this process will take about a week. Thus, you will get your final books a little later.

Contact Publishing Xpress Today for Your Self Help Book Printing

We’re ready to turn your printing project into a finished product you will take pride in for years to come. Don’t forget to take a look at our other book printing ideas. Have questions? Call us at 1-877-977-3779 today!

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