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$99 Press Proof

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Single Book Printing

The proof copy unlike any other

Maybe you just want to print one proof copy of your own book to see how good our book printing is. Or maybe you want to know how it feels to hold your hard work in your hands. Whatever the reason, printing a single proof copy of your book isn't just a possibility—it's really easy to do.

Your Press Proof shows you exactly how your finished book looks and feels before you commit to a full order. If your book isn't exactly to your liking, we'll make it right. Printing a book is no small feat, and BookBaby is here to make your dream come true. Have peace of mind knowing that your book will turn out just the way you want.

Choose any trim size, any binding, full-color text, you name it. It's only $99 to see your book in glorious print. Just use our simple online quoter to select your trim size, page count, binding options, and more. Then upload your art and content, approve your proofs, place your order, and your Press Proof will be rushed off into production today.

Why print your book with BookBaby?

Humans helping humans

When you decide to print a book with BookBaby, you partner with real people who make the publishing process seamless and easy to follow. No bots, no automated phone calls.

Everything you need is right here

BookBaby is your one-stop shop for all your self-publishing needs. We cover everything from printing to editing to marketing services to help you make the most out of your book.

The largest distribution network

Make your book available on Amazon, at your local Barnes & Noble, and across the world with the largest book distribution network in self-publishing.

Make more money with each book sold

We want to make sure you get your money's worth. That's why we take 0% of your distribution revenue.

Why print your proof with BookBaby instead of Amazon?

Amazon KDP

Amazon KDP offers authors a single book proof copy of their book before purchase for free. However, you are NOT getting an exact copy of the book you end up purchasing. You will be holding in your hands a copy of your book with a "Not for Resale" watermark, no hardcover option, and a UPC code added to the back cover. Additionally, you'll have to pay for shipping.

Here's what else Amazon offers:

  • Three uncoated paper stock choices
  • Inkjet printing
  • Basic, automated file inspection
  • Limited support via email
  • Availability only to KDP

BookBaby

When you purchase a Press Proof from BookBaby, your book will be identical to each and every copy printed. Whether it's a hardcover or paperback, in full-color or black & white, all of your books are printed using the same exact equipment for the entire production run.

Here's what to expect from BookBaby:

  • Bookstore quality in any format
  • Publishing-grade paper stocks
  • High-quality, digital offset ElectroInk printing
  • No watermark
  • No unwanted additions
  • A complete prepress review by book manufacturing professionals
  • Free shipping
  • Direct support from US-based Publishing Specialists
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*Text formatting and cover design services are available for additional cost but are not included in this $99 Press Proof offer. ISBN numbers are also available for additional cost. Customers ready to obtain a proof of their book must supply separate cover and text print ready PDF files prepared from BookBaby templates according to our file preparation requirements. Please download our How to prepare your files for book printing PDF to learn about setting up and submitting your files for print. All orders must be placed online through our website to qualify for this special single book printing offer.

It’s the ultimate proof copy of my book — you’re literally holding the exact book that your customers will be reading. It’s simply fantastic! Getting the single book saved us a lot of headaches and a lot of money by knowing beforehand what the book will look like.

Rita Lucas, Just Soul Press, Baltimore, MD

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