The flowchart below provides an outline of our production timeline. With over forty years of experience, we've perfected the art of printing high-quality books. We utilize top-of-the-line digital printers, capable of printing up to 160 sheets per minute. So if you want premium, custom books at affordable prices, get a custom online quote or call us at 360-623-1323 to discuss your book printing project.
Your binding style will be the biggest factor in determining how long it will take to print your book. Perfect bound books take between 10-15 business days to print. Hardcover books take between 5-6 weeks, and spiral bound books take between 3-4 weeks. Please allow additional time for proofing and shipping.
We offer two main paths for getting your book printed; you can either supply PDFs of your cover and interior, or you can utilize our book design services. If you supply print-ready PDFs, we will print your book using your exact file specifications, giving you the fastest turnaround time. If you would like Gorham Printing to design your cover and/or interior layout, allow 1-2 additional weeks for consultation and design.
If you plan on selling your book in a brick-and-mortar or online bookstore you will need an ISBN number and barcode. The ISBN number is used to create the barcode, but the number and the barcode are separate things.
Create a custom cover in seconds with our template generator. Choose from softcover, hardcover, spiral or dustjacket. Your template will automatically size your bleeds and margins for the perfect cover.
In the United States, copyright law grants protection for "original works of authorship." In other words, it prevents your hard work from being stolen. Copyrighting your self published book is easier than you may think.
Our free, 64-page guide covers the basics of securing a copyright, choosing a typeface, getting an ISBN, and more.