If you want to have a book that is produced to last a lifetime (or longer) then you need to consider getting your book printed as a hardback book. These types of books are a fantastic way to have your story stand out from the rest.

Hardback books come with so many different options it’s hard to list them all. You can see all the options available for paperback books in this post – paperback book printing. Hardback books can come with the same options and many more. The limitation is down to your design skills and what your book printer can produce. Don’t forget with lots of custom options you will be looking at higher printing costs.

Hardback book printing differs from paperback backs mainly because of the cover. Paperback book covers are printed, normally on a 250gsm cover board. Hardback books, however, are printed on a lot heavier stock. You would need to contact your book printer to see what they can offer you.

Many hardback covers come with a wibalin wrapped overboard with either gold or foil printing. These books can look fantastic and will definitely stand out on the bookshelves next to other books.

Hardback book printing – the process

The video below is about a hardback book designed for Kevin Weaver – Re_Orient and it is a hardback book with a dust jacket cover. The dustjacket has spot UV and debossing and it is a thing of beauty.

Not every design needs to be complicated to make a book stand out. As you can see with the book above. A simple design can have a huge impact on your books wow factor.

This is the hardback book that is in the video, printed to perfection.

Contact your hardback book printing company to see what they can offer you. Also, don’t forget to ask for samples. You may get some inspiration.

It is also a good idea to look around in bookshops and get a feel for what stands out on the bookshelves and what catches your eye. Have a look at bestsellers and what other people are picking up and putting down.

If you need some help in deciding on paperback printing or a hardback printing then visit our book printing quote guide where you can get all the information you need to get a quote for your book.