Cookbook Price Estimator

Calculate Your Cookbook Price and Potential Profit

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The more you buy, the lower your cost per cookbook

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Cover Options

Binding

 

Dividers

 

Personal Pages

Cookbooks come with four (4) standard personal pages free. Cookbooks come with 1 Photo free.

Recipe Pages

The following are options available for recipe pages layout. Please select the options that apply:

Recipes continue page to page (free)
Recipes not continued page to page
Use recipe icons
Allow recipe notes
Use page fillers
Add subcategories to categories
 

Base prices are for a standard cookbook.

Standard Features
  • A standard cover design with title in black or house ink
  • Front cover lamination
  • One of our standard divider sets
  • Helpful cooking information on the back of each divider
  • Your choice of plastic comb binding or coil binding
    • Coil binding: 500 recipe maximum, Soft Cover only
  • Four introduction pages, with one black & white photo or art
  • Table of contents
  •  Your choice of five recipe formats (recipes continued layout)
  • 60-pound text paper
  • Contributor index
  • Alphabetical or numerical index
  • Twelve pages of nutritional information
  • Additional Copies Form

Upgrade Options

While our standard features are popular, the upgraded options listed below allow you to showcase your style, and the costs can be recouped with a higher selling price!

Cover Upgrades

Hardback Covers

  • $1.80 per set (includes front and back cover)

Padded 3-Ring Binders

  • 150-700 Recipes
    • 100-199 books: $3.75 each
    • 200-499 books: $2.70 each
    • 500+ books: $2.50 each
  • 701-1000 Recipes
    • 100-199 books: $4.00 each
    • 200-499 books: $2.95 each
    • 500+ books: $2.75 each

Printed Liners (Hardback Cover and 3-Ring Binder Only)

  • Black Ink: 20¢ per book
  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 40¢ per book

Front Cover Custom Ink Options

  • Black Ink Only: Free
  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 20¢ per book

Inside and Back Cover Custom Ink Options

  • Black Ink Only: 10¢ per book
  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 20¢ per book

Plastic Lamination

  • Back Cover: 25¢ per book
Divider Upgrades

(Divider Stock and Ink Costs apply for all customized dividers.) Divider Stock

  • Paper: 3¢ per divider per book
  • Card Stock: 5¢ per divider per book
  • Card Stock Tabbed: 10¢ per divider per book (Not available with coil binding.)

Ink for Custom Divider Fronts

  • Black Ink Only: Free
  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 15¢ per divider per book

Ink for Custom Divider Backups

  • Black Ink Only: 4¢ per divider per book
  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 15¢ per divider per book

Divider Images (Sketches or Photographs)

  • Full-color image on Customizable Divider: 15¢ per photo per book
  • Black and White Image on Customizable Divider: 3¢ per photo per book

Any of our Standard Designs tabbed

  • (7 per set) 40¢ per book
Binding Upgrades

Imprint on Plastic Comb Binding

  •  100-299 books: 60¢ each
  • 300-499 books: 45¢ each
  • 500 + books: 30¢ each
Inside Pages Upgrades

Creme Paper: 20¢ per book

Recipes Not Continued: 20¢ per book

Additional Personal Pages: 4¢ per page per book

  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 15¢ per page per book

Recipe Icons: 5¢ per book

Recipe Notes: 25¢ per book

Recipe Fillers: 15¢ per book

Sub-Categories: 5¢ per book

Additional Photographs: 3¢ per photo per book

  • House, PMS, Multi- or Full-Color Ink: 15¢ per page per book

Advertising Pages

  • Inside Pages: $40 per page
  • Covers: $40 per page plus cover ink charge
Other Costs
  • Customer full proof (all components, mailed or e-proof): $35 per order
  • Electronic Proof of components other than recipes (cover, personal pages, custom dividers, ad pages): $25 per order
  • Customer changes on proof (1-color pages): $4 to $10 per alteration
  • Second proof (recipes or full e-proof): $25 per  order
  • E-proof of custom full color pages: no charge
  • Corrections to full-color pages: $45 per order
  • Corrections to press-ready books: $10 per page
  • Sort Recipes if not submitted per guidelines: $50+ (varies according to the number of recipes)
  • Paste-up of recipes if not submitted per guidelines: $35-$65+
  • Late submissions: $10 per item (Material submitted after order is received)
  • Charts: Call for Pricing

Discounts

Choosing any of the options below will earn you a discount when you order 100 cookbooks or more!

Discounts

U-Type-It Online

  • 25¢ per book ($300 maximum total discount)

Black & White Dividers

  • 10¢ per book

CentSaver Recipe Format

  • 10¢ per book

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