Compare Us vs. Them


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



48 Hour Books The Other Guys
Book store quality Yes Sometimes
PUR Adhesive (the strongest) Yes Sometimes



48 Hour Books The Other Guys
25 Free Books (on orders of 100 or more) Yes No
Foil Hotstamping & Embossing 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
Custom Web page to help promote your book 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

Types of Book Publishing Standard Super 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.

The chart on the right 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).


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.

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.

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.

Book Store 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.

25 Free Books

Simply order 100 or more books, and we'll give you an extra 25 books, free!

Foil Stamping and Embossing

We can foil stamp your covers to help your book really stand out from the crowd. Embossing is available, too.

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.

Cloth and Leather Covers

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

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.


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

Custom Webpage to help promote your book

We'll help you tell the world about your new book! We create a webpage that contains your book profile, including a 3D thumbnail picture of your book. You can enter whatever information you'd like: a short description, author bio, contact information. Then, we make it easy for you to share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, and several other social media sites, all with just a click of a button. And it's all free.

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