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Book Cover Options To Meet Your Self-Publishing Needs

48 Hour Books offers book covers to meet every style, binding type, and budget.

Get pricing for printing your books, based on your specifications.

Check out this perfect bound book featuring our
80# Linen cover

Covers for Perfect Bound, Spiral Coil Bound, or Saddle-Stitched Books

  • Standard 10 pt. C1S - A heavy 10 mil cover paper, with a smooth, hard surface for the outside and uncoated surface on the inside. You’ll have a choice of three different coatings: Gloss UV is our default, but you can also choose Silk Laminate or Hi-Gloss Laminate.
  • 12 pt. C1S - Just like the 10 pt. above, but 20% heavier. It’s a 12 mil cover paper, with a smooth, hard surface for the outside and uncoated surface on the inside. And, just like the 10 pt. above, you’ll be able to choose your coating: Gloss UV, Silk Laminate, or Hi-Gloss Laminate.
  • 80# Smooth Cover - A heavy (11 mil) cover paper, with a smooth finish. No coating, no glossing ... for authors looking for a more basic, earthier feel for their covers.
  • 80# Linen Cover - Similar to the 80# Uncoated Cover above, this has a subtle linen finish. It’s about 9.5 mil thick, which is still plenty thick enough. No coating, but the linen finish adds to the richness of your cover.
  • Leatherette Cover - An acrylic-coated paper with a pronounced leather embossed finish. Leatherette can’t be printed on. It’s either blank or Diamond 3D Foil stamped. Available in five colors.

Leatherette Options and Colors

Our 9 Pt Advantage Leatherette cover can be used on perfect bound books, spiral coil bound books, or saddle stitched books. This economical leather-like book cover option cannot be printed on, but can be customized with text or a simple design using Diamond 3D Foil.

Check out the five color options:
Black Leatherette

Black

Cranberry Leatherette

Cranberry

Hunter Green Leatherette

Hunter Green

Maroon Leatherette

Maroon

Navy Leatherette

Navy

Learn more about Leatherette Book Covers
Diamond 3D Clear Cover

Diamond 3D Clear on a 10pt C1s Cover with Silk Laminate

Diamond 3D Foil Cover

Diamond 3D Foil on a Black Avantage Leatherette Cover

Indigo Blue Pearl Linen Cover

Indigo Blue Pearl Linen Cover paired with a Silk Laminate Dust Jacket

10pt C1S with Gloss UV

10pt C1S Cover with Gloss UV Coating

Forest Green Leather Cover with Gold Hot Foil Stamping

Forest Green Leather Cover with Gold Hot Foil Stamping

Check out this perfect bound book featuring our
Cranberry Advantage Leatherette cover

Covers for Case Bound (Hardcover) Books

All of our hardcover materials are wrapped around heavy, warp-resistant book boards to make a very durable, hardcover book.

  • Standard 100# Gloss Text - We print your full-color cover on 100# Gloss Text, then laminate it with your choice of Silk or Hi-Gloss Laminate.
  • Pearl Linen (Cloth) - A beautiful yet economical cover material with a pronounced linen weave. Can be foil stamped or left blank (usually with a printed dust jacket). These high-quality covers are available in several bright, vibrant colors.
  • Leatherette Cover - An acrylic-coated paper with a pronounced leather embossed finish. Leatherette can’t be printed on. It’s either blank or Diamond 3D Foil stamped.
  • Leather Cover - Our ‘top-of-the-line’ cover option, this is a bonded leather made of 100% cowhide leather fibers. Its leather embossed finish makes a beautiful, rich-looking book cover. It may be a little more expensive than our other luxury covers, but it’s worth it. It can be foil stamped or left blank (usually with a printed dust jacket).

Leather Options and Colors

Our Taratan II Leather book cover can only be used on hardcover (case bound) books. It cannot be printed on, but can be customized with text or a simple design using Hot Foil Stamping.

Check out the five color options:
Black Leather

Black

Burgundy Leather

Burgundy

Forest Green Leather

Forest Green

Brown Leather

Brown

Navy Leather

Navy

Pearl Linen Cloth Options and Colors

Our Pearl Linen cloth book cover can only be used on hardcover (case bound) books. It cannot be printed on, but can be customized with text or a simple design using Hot Foil Stamping.

Check out the seven color options:
Jet Black Pearl Linen

Jet Black

Rich Bordeaux Pearl Linen

Rich Bordeaux

Forest Pine Pearl Linen

Forest Pine

Harbor Blue Pearl Linen

Harbor Blue

Indigo Blue Pearl Linen

Indigo Blue

Snow White Pearl Linen

Snow White

Dove Gray Pearl Linen

Dove Gray

Learn more about Cloth Book Covers

Check out this case bound book! It features our Silk Laminated 100 Pt. Coated Cover & is paired with a Silk Laminate Dust Jacket

Need help designing your book cover? 48 Hour Books offers free templates and cover size calculators. Or, choose the custom book cover design service that meets your needs.

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Tight deadline? Order as few as 10 books at a time. We print and bind quickly, without sacrificing quality.

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