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48Hr Books is aBBB Accredited Printer in Akron, OH


Self Publishers Special!

Get 25 FREE books when you order 100 or more!

Sure, you can order as few as 10 books through 48HrBooks, but if you order 100 or more, we'll send you 25 more books FREE. There's nothing special you have to do... we'll take care of everything automatically. We'll even list the 25 free on your order form so you don't forget. For example: simply order 100 books and you'll get 125; order 500 books and you'll get 525. That's a great deal, and it means that when you sell those 25 free books, it's all profit! Just one more way that your friends at 48HrBooks are here to help.


Shipping Times

Map for UPS Ground Service:

The "2 DAY" clock starts ticking when you APPROVE YOUR ARTWORK and we have received payment in full. We count regular business days (no weekends, no holidays), and each day's cut-off is 5:00 pm EST. Any approvals after 5:00 pm EST will be counted as the following day.

Example: If you OK your proof Monday at 4:45 pm EST, your books will ship Wednesday. But if you wait 20 minutes longer and don't OK your proof until 5:05 pm EST on Monday, the approval will be counted as Tuesday, so your books won't ship until Thursday.

Days to Shipment Arrival


We Print on demand, Bind, Trim and Ship in 48 Hours:



Perfect Bound books production schedule:

For example, if you OK your Perfect Bound books on Monday, we'll ship your books on Wednesday. You'll need to add SHIPPING TIME to this. See the map above for your online self publishing shipment times. Expedited shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air) is also available.

Proof OK'ed before
cut-off on...
Standard (cut-off is 5pm EST),
Books Ship...
Rush (cut-off is 3pm EST),
Books Ship...
SuperRush (cut-off is noon EST),
Books Ship...
Monday Wednesday Tuesday * Monday *
Tuesday Thursday Wednesday * Tuesday *
Wednesday Friday Thursday * Wednesday *
Thursday Monday Friday * Thursday *
Friday Tuesday Monday * Friday *
Saturday, Sunday Wednesday Tuesday * Monday *

* = Please CALL US for Rush or SuperRush book printing. They are only available on a limited basis. Also, you'll need to give us enough time to get a PDF Proof back to you so that you can approve it by 3pm EST for Rushes, and by noon EST for SuperRushes.



Hard cover and Coil Bound books production schedule:

Hard cover book printing and Coil Binding take a little longer. They have a 5-day PRODUCTION TIME. And you'll still need to add SHIPPING TIME to that. For example, if you OK your hard cover or coil bound books on Monday, we'll ship your books on the following Monday. See the map above for your shipping time. Expedited shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air) is also available.

Proof OK'ed before
cut-off on...
Standard (cut-off is 5pm EST),
Books Ship...
Rush (cut-off is 3pm EST),
Books Ship...
SuperRush (cut-off is noon EST),
Books Ship...
Monday Monday Friday Thursday
Tuesday Tuesday Monday Friday
Wednesday Wednesday Tuesday Monday
Thursday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday
Friday Friday Thursday Wednesday
Saturday, Sunday Monday Friday Thursday


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    - Robert Baumgart (Michigan)

  • "I cannot say enough wonderful things about 48 Hour Books!!! I ordered 100 hardcover books and got 25 free, which is a nice feeling. Also, my deepest thanks to April, Brittany, Kelly, and Jessica. These ladies are MARVELOUS to work with!!! I'm only good up to a point with computers. They solved my problems with their expertise. They are also great communicators. I have recommended 48 Hour Books in my book and have told my friends and associates how wonderful these ladies are. Self-publishing has been enjoyable thanks to these ladies. The books look great!!! This company is honest and their customer service is second to none!!!!! I will recommend 48 Hour books to the world!"

    - Michael Wagner (Texas)

  • "I just received my shipment of my book. The books are beautiful. With this being my first book to author, I feel like it is a major step forward into fulfilling God's plan in my life. Thank you for all you assistance and patience with me as we worked through my mistakes. I could not have done it without you. It's been a pleasure working with you. I will contact you again, when I have my next book ready for print. Blessings."

    - Linda Conrey (Tennessee)

  • "I am so pleased with your service! The staff was very helpful and the books look so professional. I received them first thing in the morning on the very day they said. I will be using your services again and again. For a self publisher, 48hr books is a god-send."

    - Lynette Hammond (Pennsylvania)

  • "I just received my order of 125 total books from 48 Hr Books. The books are excellently done. In looking for a printer to do this job, I contacted local printers and considered various online companies. In my review, 48 Hr Books stood out amongst all the rest, at least in regards to their claimed reasonable price, expertise, extensive customer-help, and timeliness. I wasn't sure if they could live up to all their claims, but they did. I definitely will use 48 Hr Books for other printings of my books in the future. In a world filled with organizations that don't deliver on high claims of quality, 48 Hr Books in my experience is Quality. As an author of a book on quality management ("In Search of Quality: Principles and Mechanisms"), I..."

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  • "The books arrived exactly on time. I haven't seen them yet, since I'm out-of-town currently. But my husband unpacked one and said it is fabulous. You have an amazing business, personalized, professional and so very accomodating. I can't believe the short turn-around timelines you are able to accomplish for such fine products. I am so very happy I learned of your company. There was nowhere else I could have printed my short-run book with the quality and timeliness you offer. Thank you forever."

    - Ruth Berry (California)

  • "Thank you for publishing my book. I am really happy with the final copy of my book. It was a pleasure working with you. I'll be more than happy to refer you to other potential customers. Staff was also really helpful. I would like to thank you, Brittany, for help and support. I am truly happy with the outcome."

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  • "From the moment I called and spoke with Jessica, she was professional, kind, helpful, understanding, efficient and empathetic. I must add that Lisa, your graphics person, was the very same way. From my heart and soul, thank you for your ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STAFF. Please take good, good care of them!"

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    - David Kennedy (Colorado)

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    - Teresa Graham (Texas)

  • "Thank you for your excellent work in printing my book. Your courteous and considerate professional staff proved helpful at every step of the process. My inquiries and alterations were always handled with patience and politeness."

    - Edward Lashley (California)

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    - Jordan Kolb (New Jersey)

  • "I received my book yesterday and they look wonderful. Very high quality work ... I was very impressed. This is the first time I created a book and had it put into book format, so I was a bit nervous. Working with this company was a wonderful experience for me ... Thank you! I want to say a special "Thank You" to Debbie and Kelly. They were both very, very helpful and patient with me and made sure I got exactly what I wanted ... they were terrific!! I would recommend 48HrBooks to anyone without reservation. If I ever write another book, you can believe that I will come to 48HrBooks. Thank you to everyone for making my book look beautiful ... you're a special group."

    - Caroline Seguin (Pennsylvania)

  • "48 Hour Books is truly better than the rest. Not only have they made my dreams a reality, they have done so in the easiest, most painless and affordable way imaginable. Like many others, in the beginning I suspected their claims were too good to be true. I imagined that somewhere there was going to a catch, but I was quickly proven wrong. Easy, affordable and painless are only a few of the adjectives I could employ here. Professional also comes to mind, and the level of professionalism and quality when paired with the simplicity is truly unbelievable. My books are gorgeous and appear no less legitimate than any paperback you’d find at a bookstore. They even printed bar codes for my ISBN for only 20 extra dollars. Furthermore, I should add..."

    - Madyson Brown (Michigan)

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