Book Printing FAQ

Blue Handle Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to get a book printed?
    Too many factors for a simple answer. If you include editing and services very expensive. Simple printing can range from $2-$20 depending on images etc.
  • Can I print my own book?
    There are services, but it’s very hard to do high quality at home.
  • How can I print a book cheaply?
    Not unless it’s one page.
  • How do I print a self published book?
    Ingram Spark and Amazon are the most common.
  • Is it illegal to print a PDF book?
    Only if you don’t own the rights to it and try to profit.
  • How many pages is 50000 words?
    Depends on font, formatting, page size. Too many factors to answer that. For example if you put one word a page, its 50K pages. 
  • How much does a first time author make?
    Not much. Most others do it on the side.
  • How much does it cost to get a small book printed?
    Like 1 page? Still depends on some factors. Talk to a few services industry is pretty standard.
  • Can I print an eBook I bought?
    Depends on the book and the person who owns it.
  • Can you self publish a hard copy book?
    You can, it just costs more to print.

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