Publishing Services Book Pricing
Pricing for all books will be as follows:
$10.00 Setup *
- Staff will assess files for print readiness.
- Each revision after the original setup will be charged $5.00.
- Setup Fee is waived for currently enrolled MSU students.
*Additional formatting or consultation will be charged at a rate of $10.00 per quarter hour.
Per-Book Printing Costs
After the initial setup, each book is printed on a price-per-page basis:
- Black and white interiors: Eight dollars base price plus two and one-half cents per page.
- Color-printed interiors: additional ten cents per page.
- Mixed B/W and Color interiors: additional ten cents per color-printed page. There may be an additional formatting costs if B/W pages are composite RGB or CMYK black.
Bulk Purchase Discount*
- Orders of 20 or more copies will receive a 10% discount on printing costs.
- Orders of 50 or more copies will receive a 20% discount on printing costs.
- Orders of 100 or more copies will receive a 25% discount on printing costs.
- Please submit files for bulk orders at least two business days before the books are needed.
* No discount will be given on set-up or design service fees.
Cover Design Consultation
Receive a comprehensive cover design to fit your content:
- Forty dollars per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments.
- 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.
- Forty dollars 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 $0.01 per page
- Semi-gloss paper: additional $0.01 per page
- Glossy photo stock: additional $0.03 per page
- Customers may provide their own 8.5 x 11" paper, subject to a binding test.
Cover Paper Options
Gloss, semi-gloss, and matte cover stocks are available. There is no difference in price.