Printing Options

We don't actually print books, but we can guide you through the process.

Choosing Your Printer

Currently we upload our clients’ print files to Amazon KDP Direct, Ingram Spark, or Color House Graphics. If you prefer to deal one-on-one with another printer, we are happy to provide you with the files you need.

Benefits to each of the printers are listed below. Most authors benefit most by combining more than one option to maximize sales and availability.  Contact Shannon Herring to discuss what options are best suited for you.

Article of interest:   Using Amazon KDP and Spark Together


Note: CED charges a $60 upload fee for each platform (KDP, Ingram Spark, Traditional printers) 

* Pricing indicated is paid directly to the printer by the author.  CED is not in partnership with any printer and all contracts for printing are between the printer and author only.
** If you are outside the USA, we recommend you speak with your formatting team member.
*** We recommend you purchase your own ISBN for long term book identification.  Read more here: Why you should buy an ISBN
**** Pricing is subject to change.  Each printer has its own fee schedule and is separate from CED.

Book Options To Consider

Book Trim Sizes
The most popular trim sizes are 6x9 or 5.5x8.5, for trade books and 7x10 or 8.5x11 for workbooks/study guides.
If you have another size in mind you can view available sizes here: Spark, KDP Direct, or check with your printer.

Paper Choices
White or cream

Book Cover Options
We offer setup for paperback, hardback case laminate, and book jackets. To find out if hardback covers are available, check the table below or check with your printer.

Cover Finish Options
Glossy or matte

Perfect bound, saddle stitch, and case laminate are available at select printers.

We recommend you purchase your own ISBN for long term book identification Read more here: Why you should buy an ISBN. If purchasing an ISBN is not for you. . . Amazon offers a free one for your use. To purchase your ISBN visit

Let's Get Started

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Simply fill out this simple form and let us know what you're working on and how we can help. 

Someone from our team will reach out to you via email as soon as possible (usually next business day) to learn more about you and how we can meet your needs.