Hardcover Publishing


Depending on the publishing package you choose, you may or may not receive a certain number of hardcover books. Our hardcover books are available in your choice of two formats: glossy casebound or dust jacket. The casebound option features a full-color glossy cover image adhered directly to the cover. The dust jacket option features a blue digital cloth cover with a digitally printed non-metallic gold-colored ink onto the spine and a full-color dust jacket with flaps. The full-color dust jacket allows us to print your author biography and a description of your book on the inside flaps, freeing up the back cover to print reviews and endorsements. Your hardcover edition will also be assigned a unique ISBN.

Additional information about hardcover publishing:

  • The hardcover format requires a page count range of 108-800.
  • If the hardcover option is not included your purchased package, you may purchase it separately as an upgrade option.
  • Our hardcover books are only available in these trim sizes:
    • 5.5” × 8.5” 
    • 6” × 9”
  • When publishing a hardcover book, the softcover trim size must match that of the hardcover.
  • You can provide additional text for the interior flaps of the dust jacket option, such as an excerpt of a book review or endorsement. 
  • During book production, you will be given the opportunity to proof both the softcover and hardcover editions of your cover and suggest changes as appropriate.

Please note: Due to the higher production costs, the retail price for hardcover books can be up to $17 more than softcover books. The delivery time for hardcover book orders is about seven days longer than for softcover books.

Quick Facts | Hardcover Publishing

Creating a hardcover copy of your book will ensure that your book will be a keepsake for generations to come.

Call 844.714.3454 to order

or speak to an WestBow Press team member for more information about this service

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.