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Publishing a Color Book

Color books are available in two trim sizes, 8.5 x 8.5 or 8.5 x 11, softcover only.
Books up to 44 pages are stapled. From 48 pages up, books are 'perfect-bound', the industry term for the square-back binding that you're familiar with on softcover books.

Color Publishing Package
Bring a quality children's book to market.

  • We'll do the layout according to your design, incorporating your text and images to create an attractive book in brilliant color.
  • We'll design and construct a custom cover, using an image or illustration supplied by you, with appropriate titling and author info to the front.
  • With a short paragraph about you, and maybe one or two recommendations or review excerpts you might have gathered, we'll create an attractive back cover layout.
  • A photo of yourself on the back cover is optional.
  • All WingSpan books get an ISBN and bar code.
  • We'll send you pdf drafts of cover and interior for your review. This will be your chance to correct typos and other things before the book goes to print. Nothing ever goes to print without your approval.
  • Your book will be priced according to our Standard Color Pricing (below). Our recommended pricing is designed to maximize sales while still giving you a fair return.
  • You'll earn 20% of your book's cover price on each sale.
  • You can purchase books for your own use in any quantity for 50% off the cover price.
  • The very first printed copy of your book is yours.

The table below shows pricing and profit on color books.

  1. Column 1: Page Count.
  2. Column 2: Suggested retail price. Print-on-demand color is still fairly expensive, so the retail price of color books is higher than &w books of the same size. Profitable color books are rarely over 36 pages in length.
  3. Column 3: The per-unit cost. This is what you pay for books delivered to you.
  4. Column 4: Your net per book sold.

Color 8.5 x 8.5
Stapled

Page count Suggested Price
Cost / Unit Royalty
16 $8.95 $4.48 $1.79
20 $9.95 $4.98 $1.99
24 $10.95 $5.48 $2.19
28 $11.95 $5.98 $2.39
32 $12.95 $6.48 $2.59
36 $13.95 $6.98 $2.79
40 $14.95 $7.48 $2.99
44 $15.95 $7.98 $3.19

Perfect Bound

Page count Suggested Price
Cost / Unit Royalty
48 $16.95 $8.48 $3.39
52 $17.95 $8.98 $3.59
56 $18.95 $9.48 $3.79
60 $19.95 $9.98 $3.99
64 $20.95 $10.48 $4.19
68 $21.95 $10.98 $4.39
72 $22.95 $11.48 $4.59
76 $23.95 $11.98 $4.79
80 $24.95 $12.48 $4.99
84 $25.95 $12.98 $5.19
88 $26.95 $13.48 $5.39
92 $27.95 $13.98 $5.59
96 $28.95 $14.48 $5.79
100 $29.95 $14.98 $5.99

Color 8.5 x 11
Stapled

Page count Suggested Price
Cost / Unit Royalty
16 $10.95 $5.98 $2.19
20 $11.95 $6.48 $2.39
24 $12.95 $6.98 $2.59
28 $13.95 $7.48 $2.79
32 $14.95 $7.98 $2.99
36 $15.95 $8.48 $3.19
40 $16.95 $8.98 $3.39
44 $17.95 $8.98 $3.59

Perfect Bound

Page count Suggested Price
Cost / Unit Royalty
48 $18.95 $9.48 $3.79
52 $19.95 $9.98 $3.99
56 $20.95 $10.48 $4.19
60 $21.95 $10.98 $4.39
64 $22.95 $11.48 $4.59
68 $23.95 $11.98 $4.79
72 $24.95 $12.48 $4.99
76 $25.95 $12.98 $5.19
80 $26.95 $13.48 $5.39


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