BookBaby grows bigger to print large-format books

BookBaby has installed new book printing and bindery equipment in its printing plant to add capacity for large-format books, which is fantastic for anyone looking to self-publish a photography or art book.

The company  has added a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 10000 press for color book work, alongside a new Xerox Nuvera single color press for black-only projects.

The major printing plant expansion also includes upgrades in the bindery department with Horizon finishing equipment and a Kama die cutter plus Konstanza and Bordino machines for its hardcover case making lines.

BookBaby President Steven Spatz says, “Self-published authors deserve to have their books printed on the best-of-the-best equipment. The large (22″ x 29″) HP Indigo paper sheet size allows us to print the growing demand for large-format color photography and art books. With the new investment we expect to ship another 1,000,000+ books from our Pennsauken, NJ plant.”

The company presently quotes around $18 a book (including shipping) on its 12 ins x 9 ins size if you order 100 copies (gloss cover, 80lb gloss paper, color interior printing).

BookBaby also offers to print one copy of your book, hard or soft cover, any trim size, any binding, for $19.

Up to the end of this year you can get $100 off the price of any order of 100 books or more by using the code FALL100 when you’re checking out.

BookBaby was set up in 2011 and has built up a good reputation as a quality printer. It offers a wide range of services for self-publishers, including editing, design, distribution and ebook production.

You can get more information on the BookBaby website or you can call the firm on 1-877-961-6878 to talk through the process.