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How We're Different - 48 Hour Books Printing & Binding Services

Helping you achieve your dream of becoming a published author is why we do what we do.


48 Hour Books The Other Guys
Turn-around time for PDF Proofs Usually less than 24 hrs 3-15 Days
Production Time (Print & Bind) 48 Hours, or less 5-10 Days


Customer Service

48 Hour Books The Other Guys
Customer Service by Phone Yes, immediate response No
Customer Service by Online Chat YES, immediate response No
Customer Service by Email Yes, response in minutes Yes, response within two days
Easy Pricing Yes No
Easy Ordering Yes No
Dedicated Account Manager Yes No
Human Designer Checking Files Yes No



48 Hour Books The Other Guys
Bookstore Quality Yes Sometimes
PUR Adhesive (the strongest) Yes Sometimes



48 Hour Books The Other Guys
Diamond 3D Covers Yes No
Foil Hotstamping Yes No
Hard Cover Books & Dust Jackets Yes No
Cloth and Leather Covers Yes No
Reformat Like the Best Sellers Yes No
Create-a-Cover Cover Design Yes No


Here's a more detailed explanation of each

PDF Proofs

Actually, most PDF Proofs are available within a few hours. So, if you send us files in the morning, you'll probably get a PDF Proof for book printing and binding services that afternoon. But every order is different, and some will take longer than others, especially re-formatting jobs. It's always best to send us your files as soon as you can, and we'll get your PDF Proof back to you as quickly as possible.

Production Time

This chart on the right below shows our turn-around times for book printing and binding services. Standard is 2 days for Perfect Bound books, and 5 days for Coil Bound and Hard Cover books. Rush cuts a day off of each, and SuperRush cuts two days off (so Perfect Bound books would ship the Same Day).

Types of Book Publishing Standard Rush Super Rush
Perfect Bound (paperback) 2 Days* 1 Day* Same Day*
Coil Bound 5 Days* 4 Days* 3 Days*
Hard Cover 5 Days* 4 Days* 3 Days*
* After Proof Approval
and payment in full.
Find out more about our pre-press & production schedules.


Getting Help, by Phone, Chat, or Email

During regular business hours, we're available by phone, online chat, and email. Unlike our competitors, we try to answer emails within a few minutes of when they come in, because nobody wants to wait two days for a response.

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There have been many times when we've answered a question, gotten the order, and printed and shipped the full order, all before our competitors have even answered the initial question! Our new customers delight in telling our competitors, "Well, thanks... but I already got my books, and they look beautiful."

It's that responsiveness that has made our Customer Service team a model for all businesses to try to imitate our book printing and binding services.

Easy Pricing

Using our Price Calculator, you'll get a quick price in seconds regarding our book printing and binding services. Then you can add as many options as you'd like, and you're price updates automatically, so you'll know just what you're paying.

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Easy Ordering

It's easy to go straight from our Price Calculator right into placing an order. If you have questions about any of our options, we have "More Info" links that explain it all, or you can give us a call, and we'll be happy to help you through it. Or if you'd prefer, we can even place the order for you.

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Dedicated Account Manager

When you create an account with us, we'll assign you a dedicated customer service representative who will be familiar with every aspect of your order - from specs & options to pricing & timing. Speak with the same customer service representative every time you call so you can feel confident that your book is in good hands. Call us Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM and we'll be happy to answer your questions!

Human Designer Checking Files

Just as you'll have a dedicated account manager, your order will have a dedicated pre-press technician. This is one of our on-staff graphic designers who will check your files for common layout or printing mistakes, set up proofs for you to review, and do any design or formatting you request. You can call or email your dedicated pre-press technician at any point during the process to ask questions about your files! And we'll always reach out to you if we see something that doesn't look quite right.

Bookstore Quality

From paper to print to binding to final trim, our books are as good as, or better than, books you'll see at your local bookstore.

EVA vs. PUR Adhesive

Most book binders use EVA glue, because it's easy. But with EVA glue, your binding may get brittle and crack in extreme cold temperatures, or it may melt in extreme heat. Either way, the pages will start falling out. We use PUR glue, which is significantly stronger than EVA. It lasts longer, looks better, and can withstand extreme heat and cold.

Customer Service answered all my questions. It was also very affordable.

Customer Service answered all my questions. It was also very affordable.

Diamond 3D Covers

Actual 3D printing that you can see and feel! Diamond 3D FOIL is a raised metallic foil coating that can be used to highlight elements of your book cover (most often your book title) to really catch the eye. Diamond 3D CLEAR is a clear, raised coating that is printed on top of your artwork to give it a high-gloss raised ā€œ3Dā€ effect. Diamond 3D SMART TEXTURES coat your entire cover to imitate the feel of a non-paper cover (such as linen or leather).

More about Diamond 3D Covers

Foil Stamping

We can foil stamp your cloth or leather covers to help your book really stand out from the crowd.

See Foil Stamping

Hardcover Books and Dust Jackets

Offer your readers a premium version of your book, suitable for display as a 'coffee table' book. We can print your full order as hardcover books, or do some perfect bound and some hard cover ... it's up to you.

See Dust Jackets

Cloth and Leather Covers

Another premium selection that can give your books a rich, elegant look.

See Cloth Covers & Leather Covers

Reformatting Like the Best Sellers

Choose from a variety of best-sellers, and we'll format your book to match their formatting. Why re-invent the wheel? If it worked for these best-selling authors, it can work for you, too.

See Reformatting Styles


A simple way to get a great looking, high-quality cover at a fraction of the cost of a custom cover designer.

See Create-a-Cover Options