What’s the best website for printing a book?

Apikoros18 November 27, 2012
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I found this site, www.bookemon.com, and I was curious if anyone had tried it. What we want to do is add stories, pictures and stuff like that, then print it out for him, and have it look professional.

Does anyone have other suggestions for good sites or similar tools?

  1. Arun Vishnu
    December 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

    google cloud print may be useful.

  2. Debra Beshears
    November 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    You might like to look into Blurb.com. They have an app you can download called, 'BookSmart'.

  3. Aniket Singh
    November 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

    i also recomend
    http://www.lulu.com/

  4. Paul Pruitt
    November 29, 2012 at 5:15 am

    We have had a good experience using lulu.com. The tools are very easy to use. They hold your hand basically throughout the process (or not if you want to do the steps yourself).

    Createspace.com by Amazon is another one I have tried that works pretty well. i even used cafepress.com to make on demand books. I'm not sure cafepress still makes custom books.

    The problem with all these on demand book makers is the price of individual books. You can get huge volume discounts but nothing like a local printer will give you. Some printers will print a 100 page book for you at $1 a pop if you order 1000. That beats all the sites mentioned by a mile.

    For the convenience though and friendliness we like lulu.com the best for my mother's book. We have printed 1500 copies over the years in drips and drabs. Usually the cost has been around $5-$6 a book for a 125 page one where we ordered 25 at a time. That's for a novel type book. Picture books with color pictures are of course more expensive.

    Some books stores now have on-demand book making machines. An example is Politics and Prose in Washington DC: http://www.politics-prose.com/opus. They charge $8 for up to 200 pages book. I don't think their site has any Wizards like lulu.com does. I'd expect you have to make your PDF files according to templates .

  5. Suresh Volam
    November 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I guess http://www.lulu.com would be a good start.

  6. Manu
    November 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I wonder why nobody mentioned epubbud.com yet.

    Also, some time ago I used LaTeX to format and cleanse a class report for a friend and then got it printed and professionally bound. The result was very nice, impressing.(She ended up marrying someone else, though).

  7. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    IndyPlanet is great for comic books.

  8. Nikhil Chandak
    November 28, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I also think that u can self-publish a book http://www.lulu.com/
    or check this website , I think its like lulu.com - http://www.gorhamprinting.com/index.html

  9. Kiiran Gharat
    November 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    google books is somewhat ok

  10. Jim Chambers
    November 28, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Just use a word processor such as Word 2010 and take finished document to a printer to make copies and bind your book. If you can get a publisher interested, you could even have it done for free and even make a profit.

  11. Dave Parrack
    November 28, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I don't know of any free options that exactly fit your criteria but you can self-publish a book using Lulu (lulu.com).

  12. Duy Nguyen Minh
    November 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I thinks you need reg account and register premium for download.

  13. Jason Barnwell
    November 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Staples supports e-printing

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