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Please only submit the form for ten or more printed books.

Depending on your print quote request, your inquiry will be actioned by a professional printing consultant suited to your needs.

MS Word, Publisher, Powerpoint or Indesign documents set up ready for print and not in pdf form may also be acceptable.

Would you please complete this form if you have files ready and set up for print? If you need other services besides printing your print-ready files, please use the publishing quote form. If you place your phone number in the form, please put the best time to call you in the comments box.


Spending a few moments to prepare your files before sending them to your printer will give you the best outcome. Of course, we take pride in working with just about any form of digital artwork. However, applying a few simple principles when setting up your file will help simplify the process of preparing and, ultimately, delivering your job in good time.


* 2mm to 5mm of bleed around the cover

* Crop Marks around the entire cover file

* Colours are CMYK (not RGB or Pantone)

* File Format is PDF

* Images are set to 300dpi

* Front Cover, Back Cover and Spine are laid up altogether, one page

* Spine has been calculated from the Spine Calculator

Request: Spine Calculator


* File Format is PDF

* Page is set up to the size of the final book, e.g., A5 for A5 book

* For Black and White Book Colours are 100%K (black)

* For Colour Books, Colours are CMYK (not RGB or Pantone)

* Margins are set to no lower than 10mm for Top, Bottom and Right. Left is set to 25mm ( This is good for up to around 200 printed pages novel type book)

* Mirror Margins are activated

* No bleed or crop marks for Contents File is required unless images are bleeding off the page.



  • Printing Children’s Books
  • Printing Self-help Books
  • Printing Fiction Books and Novels
  • Printing Autobiographies and Biographies
  • Printing Training Manuals
  • Printing Graphic Novels
  • Printing Business Books
  • Printing Family History Books
  • Printing Mind, Body, Spirit Books
  • Printing Personal Memoirs
  • Printing Hardcover Books
  • Printing Cookbooks
  • Printing Travel Books
  • Printing Wiro-Bound Books
  • Printing Paperback Books of all kinds
  • Printing Saddle-stitched Booklets
  • Printing Historical Books
  • Printing General Non-Fiction Books
  • Printing Centenary Celebration Books
  • Printing Sports Club Books
  • Printing Educational Resource Books
  • Printing Comic Books

You can easily prevent many problems if you choose a book publisher rather than simply a printer.


We offer a Print on Demand Service – short-run book printing for writers that don’t necessarily want to print hundreds of books at a time via our parent company.

Book printing by POD is a way to get your book out there. The quality is not super, naturally, as you will get what you pay for.

Authors have thus been interested in what has been promoted as ‘print-on-demand’ or POD – printing a single copy or an ultra-short-run (for example, ten to twenty copies).

Much of the technology is not new: independent publishers and authors have taken camera-ready copies and disks to local and offset book printers for at least two decades.

In 2008 publishing industry specialist R.R. Bowker reported that US output of “print-on-demand, short-run and unclassified titles” rose from 21,000 in 2006 to 134,000 in 2007.

It is unclear whether that increase represents a significant trend or is instead attributable to changes in data collection mechanisms.

(A perspective provided by Bowker’s report that US “production of traditional books” increased by 1% from 2006, with 276,649 new titles and editions.)

For Printing Hard Cover/Coffee Table Books, Books Printed for Conferences & Events, Book Printing for School Year Books, Book Printing for Family History Books & Text Book Printing.


Get a book printing quote estimate. We guarantee our book printing services in Australia.  Our team specialises in providing affordable, high-quality book production services. We also offer comprehensive page layout and cover design services along with the most recent book printing and binding technology. We have been providing high-quality book printing to self-publishers for longer than most of the companies you’ll find on the internet.

Many internet-based book printers offer gimmicky package deals, royalty agreements and confusing contracts. We offer honest upfront pricing and high-quality book printing with no surprises. For over eight years, we’ve been able to provide beginners and experienced self-publishers with affordable, high-quality book printing.

We will give you an honest and complete book printing estimate that you can easily understand. Whether you are new to self-publishing or a veteran, Love of Books will provide you with books of which you can be proud.

There is a wide range of options for printing your books; these include laminated softback, colour hardback with a dust jacket and material covers. Self-publishing and low volume book printing are ideal combinations.

There is no need for self-publishing authors to print large quantities of books to get a great price. Instead, it is now possible for self-publishing authors to produce their books in low volumes, allowing them to see if the market takes to the author’s book.

Besides printing books for self-publishing authors, our experienced team offers high-quality typesetting services, taking your manuscript into a professional format before printing.

Our graphic design team can create high impact book cover designs from your ideas and generate any marketing material you require to promote your work further.

Self-Publishing and Book Printing solutions – books, eBooks, paperback books, hardcover books, children’s books and magazines. Never overpay for book printing services again.

Highest quality, lowest costs book printing – hardcover or softcover book printing is available. Paperback book sizes vary slightly, depending on where they are printed. It is best to be realistic about how many books you will sell and how much marketing and promotion you will do. In contrast, a book printer is in charge of using technology and ink to take your words and put them onto paper to create a book.

New forms of printing and publishing, such as print on demand, mean that these roles’ division has become blurred. If you publish and print your book, try to get hold of a Pantone swatch book if you want colours to match more precisely.

The most cost-effective self-published book uses only one colour text in the book printing. So adding colour to your text will kill your book’s unit cost unless you print thousands of copies.

Printing cost is composed of two items: Setup and Run. The Setup on an offset printing press is high compared to a digital printing press, but the Running rate is low. We guarantee our book printing services!


Digital printing is a cost-effective way to print small print runs of books. A digital printing press can take the digital files from your computer and go right to print. While it is a digital press printer, it uses ink and not toner in manufacturing books.

It’s about quality, quantity, and price, and POD may not be the most cost-effective way to print your book in some cases. Talk to us to find out the best option for your genre.

Most of the time, using traditional book printing services are your best bet. Don’t be taken in by printing “POD” and all the hype that surrounds it. It’s about quality, quantity, and price, and POD may be the most cost-effective way to print your book if you want to get your book out there. But quality is not as good in POD as a professional press printed book.

There’s another advantage to digital printing: You can use it for concise print runs, and so if you want professional-looking galleys to send to reviewers, you can print them digitally quickly and easily.

Book printing is one of your most important expenses, and you don’t want to send out anything to reviewers that might take away from the strength of your book itself.


Book printing publishing can be a challenge when doing it for the first time. So we have high-speed broadband data lines for easy transmission of your digital files via the Internet. Or, if you prefer, you can send us your electronic file by mail.

For top-quality book printing services, short-run book printing, book printing prices, and cheap book printing, a special book to you… choose book printing and binding that is affordable and of top quality. Let us choose the book print type that is suitable for your book.

Book printing companies often don’t specialise in setting up your new book files ready for print. Self Publishing Companies do! Printing Books correctly is a skill. Print your book your way with a little help from the book publishing experts.

Ask us about: Getting a book printed- The Correct Book Printer, Book Printing Services, Book Printing Options, Printing a Book Economically, Book Printing and Binding Options, Book Printers In General, Book Printing Types, Books In General, Our Competitive Book Printing Services, Our Book Printing and Publishing Company Associations.

Print your book today affordably with our unique and complete book printing services.


Spending a few moments to prepare your files before bringing them to us will give you the best outcome. Our teams take pride in being able to work with just about any form of digital artwork. However, applying a few simple principles when setting up your file will help simplify the process of preparing and, ultimately, delivering your job in good time. Read more: Colours in Print

Include a PDF file where possible

Today’s print workflow systems are dependent on Acrobat PDF files, so there’s a fair chance that we will convert your native document into PDF format for printing. You can speed up the pre-press process by supplying a print-ready PDF file with your job since if it meets our requirements, we will use the provided PDF as art rather than the native files.

PDF’s should be made to the ‘High Quality’, ‘Press Quality’ or especially ‘PDF/X-1a 2001′ standard, and include bleeds and crops. In addition, you should set colour Management options to ‘Color Unchanged’, which will preserve the document as you created it. We’ll apply the necessary colour management options as part of the print process.

Even if your PDF is not to print standard, it will make a great visual reference for the integrity of the native files. Check that the included PDF looks correct before sending it to your publishing consultant – if there are any problems with your file, they’ll show up on the PDF.

It’s a good idea to set your Acrobat Pro or Reader (depending on which version you have – we recommend v8 for both) always to display using ‘Overprint Preview. Some transparency features like InDesign drop shadows do not display correctly in Acrobat unless Overprint Preview is turned on.

Adobe Acrobat Distiller is the best method of creating PDF’s if your design application can not do it natively. If you don’t have Distiller, a free PDF converter is available from – it works like a physical printer; however, it outputs to a PDF file that you can use.

Supply the resource files if we are compiling or formatting your document.

Supply all linked images (e.g., placed TIFF’s, PSD’s, EPS’s, etc.) fonts and final laser proofs. Many modern design applications have a ‘Collect for Output’ function, which can automate this process for you. In most cases, this is sufficient; however, there are cases where these functions do not completely collect every required file. Therefore, we recommend you follow up a ‘collect’ with this checklist before sending in your files.

  • Check the links list of your document to ensure that all the images are included. Most design applications have a ‘Links’ palette or ‘Usage’ window, which list all the placed files in the design file. Ensure that you have included all the listed files. Any files tagged ‘PB’ in the list can be safely ignored, as they have been placed on the document’s pasteboard and are not required for output.
  • Check EPS files for nested images. Some EPS files require additional linked images, which usually do not show up in the Links palette. If any of your placed EPS have nested linked images, be sure to include them. This is mainly an issue for older EPS files – most EPS’s created with current software will embed the nested images in the file.
    Check the font list of your document, ensuring that all fonts are included. Most design applications have a ‘Find Fonts’ or ‘Usage’ window which lists all the used fonts in the design file.
  • Ensure that you’ve included all the listed fonts.
  • The Collect’ functions are well known for missing non-roman font styles, e.g., bold, italic, bold-italic, and only copying the roman font file. These missing styles will need to be copied manually from your system font folder.
  • Check that all required files for the type of font are present. Depending on your computer operating system and the type of fonts used, an individual font may consist of one or several files – all of which need to be provided. The document’s application font list will usually display the type of font used for any specific font. Use the table below to identify the font type and how many files will be needed for it.

Items that reach the trim edge need to be extended a minimum of 3 mm past the trim or page edge into the document’s pasteboard area. This additional image area is known as ‘bleed’.

It’s important as it facilitates a clean trim from the guillotine. While most paper guillotines are fairly accurate today, and there are a few physical factors concerning the paper, the trim’s actual position can vary slightly. Bleed allows for this variance to occur and to avoid the end trimmed product having white edges showing.

Most modern design applications allow bleed to be specified in the ‘Document Setup’ or ‘Page Setup’ windows. It can also be specified in the ‘Print’ or ‘Export’ dialogue boxes.

Consumer software like the Microsoft Office series does not have the capability of specifying bleed. In these applications, it is best to set a page size that is 6 mm larger in both directions (e.g., an A4 page plus bleed would measure 216 x 303 mm). It is important to note the actual trim line is 3 mm inside from each edge, so any logos should not be cut through and need to be kept well within this area.

Bleed is not required when the print image does not reach the trim edge.


We use specialised imposition software to layout print jobs for the most economical use of the paper. All we require to be supplied is the artwork in 1-up form.

We prefer that the file’s page size match the final trim size, or in the case of Microsoft Office, the trim size plus bleed if required. If the artwork is created on a larger page than the final trim size, all art must be centred within the larger page with crop marks added 3 mm out of the trim edges.

Documents that meet these requirements can usually be imposed easily. However, if the artwork is not centred on the document page, It will require adjustments to make it suitable for the book printing process, incurring extra processing time and cost.

We are represented in all states within Australia:
New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT). Major areas covered include:Adelaide, Albany, Alice Springs, Armidale, Balladonia, Brisbane, Carnarvon, Broome, Bundaberg, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Carnarvon, Coffs Harbour, Cooktown, Darwin, Derby, Geraldton, Georgetown, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Broken Hill, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Karumba, Katherine, Larrimah, Launceston, Lismore, Mackay, Melbourne, Minilya, Moree, Newcastle, Noosa, Northam, Perth, Port Hedland, Portland, Port Lincoln, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross, Sydney, Townsville, Wollongong, Tweed Heads – Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Horsham, Moe, Bairnsdale, Orbost, Traralgon, Healsville, Swan Hill, Warrnambool, Portland, Mount Gambier, Echuca, Morwell, Shepparton, Wodonga, Mildura, Wagga Wagga, Bega, Narooma, Moruya, Nowra, Junee, Cootamundra, Batlow, Dubbo, Byron Bay, Tamworth, Moree, Glen Innes, Grafton, Toowoomba, Logan, Hervey Bay, Mount Isa, Julia Creek, Longreach, Cape York, Hamilton Island, Alice Springs, Renmark, Port Augusta, Woomera, Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Murray Bridge, Kangaroo Island, Devonport, Flinders Island, Stradbroke, Maroochydore, Gympie, Broken Hill, Simpson Desert, Tennant Creek, Groote Eylandt, Mt Isa, Ayers Rock, Kakadu, Rabbit Flat, Gove Peninsula, Mount Barker, Bunbury, Rockingham, Margaret River, Mandura, Pilbara, Frankston, Parramatta, Kings Cross, Karratha, Port Hedland, Surfers Paradise, Magnetic Island, Derby, Newman, Meekathrra, Leonora, Esperance, Wilcannia, Bourke, Walgett, Tamworth, Central Coast, Gosford, Roma, Caboolture, Ipswich, Casino, Charleville, Charters Towers, Mission Beach, Cardwell, Atherton, Victor Harbor North South East West.