• Paperback book binding

    Paperback book binding

    Novel, short story, dissertation, diary, comic, report
    • Professional quality printing and binding
    • Design your own book cover in your browser
    • From £1.85

    Print paperback book

Paperback book printing

Paperback book printing and binding by Doxdirect. Our simple method of upload, customise and order will turn your Word, PDF or Powerpoint document into a fantastic looking paperback book. Whether you require just a single copy or you’re the next J.K. Rowling ready to take the world by storm, and need a million copies printing and binding! Every one of our durable, hard-wearing paperback books is handmade to ensure the highest quality and finish to your products. A more economical option than hardback book binding, but one that would look just as good on any bookshop shelf or the most glamorous of coffee tables.

Doxdirect prints perfect bound paperback books in A5 and A4 sizes with a colour cover as standard and 90gsm weight paper for black and white inners or 100gsm weight paper for full colour inners. It is also possible to increase the paper weight to 120gsm or 170gsm if you really want to add a touch of luxury to your book.

What does perfect bound mean?

Perfect binding is a method of book binding in which the pages (or leaves) of the book are bound together and secured to the spine and covers using glue, rather than by sewing. The glue is a thermal glue, which is stong yet flexible, allowing the book to bend at the same time as providing a secure binding. With paperback (or softcover) books the inner pages are glued together and the covers and spine are affixed, before the book is trimmed on the three unbound edges to give a ‘perfect’ finish.

 

Options for paperback book printing

  • Size, orientation & binding edge

    A4 portrait or landscape
    Left hand binding edge

    A5 portrait or landscape
    Left hand binding edge

  • Paper

    Colour
    100-130gsm (plain or satin)

    Black & White
    100-130gsm (plain or satin)

    Covers
    Paperback with spine

  • Quantity / Pages

    Minimum order
    1 copy

    Single sided
    10 pages to 292 pages

    Double sided
    20 pages to 584 pages

  • Covers can be created from the first and last pages of your document or you can use our Cover Design Tool to create a cover for your book
  • Covers are printed in colour as standard
  • Covers are matt or gloss laminated
  • Inside front and back covers are white as standard (unprinted)
  • Contents can be printed in either colour or black and white
  • Pages can be printed double or single sided

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Other products we print

In addition to creating beautiful paperback books, Doxdirect offers a range of binding styles and printing options for whatever you need. We offer hardback book binding, spiral and ring binding as well as saddle stitched binding. Please see the binding options page for further information on any of these binding styles. If you need a certain type of product printing, for example brochures, flyers, posters or dissertation printing please see our product overview page for more information.