“We print books in 48 hours.” Well that about sums up 48hourbooks.com (48HB)!”
48HB is a very easy to use and very FAST book publishing service. The steps are simple once you have your book formatted for print (a key to having success).
Step one, select your book size from 4.25×7″ up to 8.5×11″.
Next select number of B&W pages and number of color pages. Then select the number of book for your initial order.
Next you choose binding style (Perfect, Coil, and Hardbound) paper weight and cover stock.
Finally, you can choose to get a rush order for an additional 35% of cost. You can expedite your books to be shipped same day as you order! I ordered 100 Perfect-bound 200-page (5.5×8.5″) books with default paper and cover.
I got 25 free and so my per book price was $4.36. My total with ground shipping came out to a reasonable $600.
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48 Hour Books serves the professional publishing and self-publishing community
48 Hour Books has templates and conversion to pdf instructions to cover templates.
You can basically follow their steps to create a professional looking book yourself.
The templates are free by the way so you should check them out.
They even guide you on how to get your ISBN and copyright. Need more books?
Simply log into your account and place an order. You can even submit changes. 48HB does not sell your books for you.
It’s up to you to determine how, where and how much. The good news is that you keep all the profits!
Support and advice is handled by a really great FAQ section that answers just about any question you may have.
There are also 25 how-to videos that explain every step of the process and guide you along your publishing path with ease.
Editor’s note: Parts of this information was taken directly from the company’s page
FAST! 2 Days is the NORMAL turnaround time for perfect bound books (Hard cover and Coil bound books take 5 days).
But if 2-days isn’t quite fast enough for you, they also offer Rush (1-day) and Super Rush (same day) service.
|Author Rights:||Remain with Author|
|Book Pricing:||100 books, 5.5×8.5, 200 pages, Perfect bound = $545 (25 free books included)|
|Retail Pricing:||You set|
|Delivery Platform:||Ground through Next Day Air|
|Ease of Use:||Very Easy|
They also produce High-Quality Books! Print quality is excellent.
Not only are there perfect bound books stronger than most books you’ll see at your local bookstore, but there case bound books are sewn using a ‘library binding’ technique that produces the strongest, most durable hard cover books available