Pricing for Plain Covers & Binding
Prices shown are for applying a hardcover binding to your furnished pages
and apply to all listed book sizes.
Book/page sizes: (11" X 8 1/2"), (9 1/2" X 6"), (8 1/2" X 5 1/2").
Pages are bound on the long side.
Number of Books: 50 100 150 200 250 300 400 500
Plain cover binding: $13.81 $10.54 $9.46 $8.93 $8.60 $8.38 $8.12 $7.95
Foil imprinting: $4.73 $2.36 $1.94 $1.58 $1.21 $1.05 $.95 $.84
Total cost per book: $18.54 $12.90 $11.40 $10.51 $9.81 $9.43 $9.07 $8.79

Cover imprinting prices are based on receiving electronic art files with your order. Prices include final positioning of your artwork for the front cover and spine.

Shortrunbooks.com would be pleased to produce final artwork provided from your photocopies of family crests and/or illustrations for an additional charge. Please mail or fax your artwork for a cost estimate.

Shortrunbooks.com will provide you with a completed artboard proof showing the exact positioning of your front cover and spine artwork before beginning production.

Pricing for Film Laminated 4-Color Digitally Printed Covers & Binding
Prices shown are for applying a hardcover binding to your furnished pages
and apply to all listed book sizes.
Book/page sizes: (11" X 8 1/2"), (9 1/2" X 6"), (8 1/2" X 5 1/2").
Pages are bound on the long side.
Number of Books: 100 150 200 250 300 400 500
Total cost per book: $15.11 $11.74 $9.96 $8.99 $8.56 $8.10 $7.76

Cover imprinting prices are based on receiving artwork on a CD, laid out to our provided cover layout dimensions. Shortrunbooks.com will provide a color proof of the cover art for your approval before beginning production.

If you will be matching process colors to a previously printed softcover book or collateral materials, please include a sample with your order


The following is a list of software programs supported by Shortrunbooks.com:

  • Adobe Acrobat CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • QuarkXpress 7.2

Books ship 20 working days after we receive the approved cover proof. Prices are F.O.B. Des Moines, Iowa. Freight costs are in addition to the cover and imprinting prices shown.

Cancellation charges: All work in process will be billed at the time of receipt of notification of cancellation:

Payment terms: 50% upon receipt of order and 50% will be billed prior to shipment of your order. Mastercard and Visa are accepted.


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