Michigan State University

EBM Pricing

Books in the On Demand Catalog will be charged at the MSU Libraries EBM cost of production plus the On Demand Books content fee. The listed retail price may not be correct.

Pricing for all other books not found in the catalog will be as follows:

Setup Fee*

$10.00 Setup

  • Staff will assess files for print readiness and upload them to the machine.
  • If there are any errors in the first copy (that are not due to an error with the EBM) each file revision upload is $5.00. 

*Additional formatting or consultation will be charged at a rate of $10.00 per quarter hour.

Per-Book Fee

After the initial setup, each book is printed on a price-per-page basis:

  • Black and white interiors: $9.00 base price plus $0.025 per page.
  • Color-printed interiors: additional $0.10 per page.
  • Mixed interiors (less than 50% color): additional $0.10 per color-printed page, plus a $1.00 per book handling fee for manual inserts.

Bulk Purchase Discount

  • Orders of 50 or more copies will receive a reduction on all printing costs. Please contact us for details.
  • Please submit files for bulk orders at least two business days before the books are needed.

Additional Options

Cover Design Consultation

Receive a comprehensive design of a cover to fit your content:

  • $40.00 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments with a minimum of one hour.
  • Customers must provide photos, illustrations, and copy (such as book blurb, author biography, or reviewer quotes).
  • EBM staff will create the cover design.

Book Formatting and File Conversion Service

EBM Staff can assist with publishing-related tasks, such as formatting the layout of books or file conversion to EPUB format.

  • $40.00 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments with a minimum of one hour.
  • Only available as time permits, at the discretion of EBM staff.

Interior Paper Options

Many different colors of paper are available:

  • Cream-colored paper: additional $0.01 per page
  • Glossy photo stock: additional $0.06 per page
  • Customers may provide their own 8.5 x 11" paper, subject to a binding test.

Cover Paper Options

Glossy, semi-gloss, and matte cover stocks are available.