Michigan State University

Publishing Services Pricing

Pricing for all books will be as follows:

Setup Fee*

$10.00 Setup

  • Staff will assess files for print readiness.
  • Each revision after the original setup will be charged $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: 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 cover design 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).
  • Staff will create the cover design.

Book Formatting and File Conversion Service

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

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

Interior Paper Options

Different paper types are available:

  • Standard white paper: no additional charge
  • Cream-colored paper: additional $0.02 per page
  • Semi-gloss paper: additional $0.02 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.