Hardcover
Book Printing

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Powerful. Beautiful. Enduring. Books bound to tell your story, whatever it may be.

They say everyone has a novel in them. But not everyone manages to put pen to paper. If you’ve put in the hard work and long hours that come with writing a book, then you more than most deserve to see it printed with a beautiful hardcover.

Whether it’s fact or fiction, or full of recipes or photos, we can offer you a wide range of cover styles and finishes, paper types and weights, trim sizes, and binding options.

Our hardbound books are robust, built to last, and ready to sit proudly on your reader’s shelf. They are quite simply the ideal choice when the time comes to bring your story to life.

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Hardcover book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
80 - 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm 200gsm
Case binding 44 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages 28 - 400 pages 24 - 400 pages

Paper types available

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

What our customers are saying on :

Mixam is rated as 9.4 out of 10 by based on 1479 reviews.
Excellent product and service
Aurélie Freeman
5 days ago [Books]
Very helpful and patient with queries before printing. Final product, a hard-backed book with colour photos, was beautifully produced and came on the day promised.
Can’t recommend Mixam enough.
Mark Hughes
3 weeks ago [Books]
Not really sure what to say here, other than I had a flawless service, I am over the moon with the product I received, easy to use, super friendly service, and fast! 10/10
Absolutely first class customer service…
John Carey
1 month ago [Books]
Absolutely first class customer service from the beginning of my book project until completion. Nicola in the office was fantastic in keeping me up to date regularly on everything. The quality of my printing is first class. Highly recommended!!!
Great help service
Katherine
2 months ago [Books]
Great help service
Excellent service
Despoina Topali
2 months ago [Books]
I would definitely recommend Mixam if you want to craft a book. The platform is so easy to use. Even for the difficult parts, they advised me during the whole process of creation. The actual outcome was more than amazing. Thank you.
Perfect wedding books!
Beki Delaney
2 months ago [Books]
I’m so impressed with the quality of my wedding books. I got 6 A4 hardback books printed full of my wedding photos. They were perfect! Such good value for money too. Production was also super quick. Thank you so much!
Printing of my family history books
jack wright
2 months ago [Books]
My finished books turned up earlier this week on the promised day and I am really pleased with the result. This was my first experience of writing a book and getting the results published and I was sure something was going to go wrong along the way, but it didn't. I can't fault Mixam. They answered my daft questions up front very patiently. Their website was good and worked well when I submitted my work and the whole experience was very professional. The end result looks really great as well. i know this probably sounds like another of those paid for reviews, but I just felt the need to say a genuine thank you and am happy to recommend them. Sadly though, I find I'm rarely able to say that for many other companies today!
Top Service
chris thompson
2 months ago [Books]
Great products. Booklets are great, hardback books just perfect. To my relief, staff at mixam were quick to compensate me for a delivery mistake by the courier. Great service.
I was very happy with the service that…
M.I
3 months ago [Books]
I was very happy with the service that I received as well as the end product.
Review of MIXAM
Claire Anderson
3 months ago [Books]
A excellent and efficient service.
Very satisfied customer.
Brian Sugarman
4 months ago [Books]
Good service, very pleased with our order would definitely recommend them.
The team were very helpful in advising…
E A M
4 months ago [Books]
The team were very helpful in advising how to use the site initially and then when I had a slight problem with my order were in contact very quickly. The final product (hard backed book) was excellent. I would definitely recommend.
Amazing, wonderful, special team!
Jon Sumroy
4 months ago [Books]
Thank you so much for helping to bring my sisters book to life in such a short time and in such a beautiful way. Losing loved one is terrible, however publishing her book and being able to give to family and friends keeps her with us and keeps her thoughts and dreams alive.
EXCELLENT! AWESOME! PERFECT!
ANN WHTTAKER
4 months ago [Books]
First time user of Mixam and I cannot fault anything! Customer service and professional advice, second to none, particularly for a novice like me! Nothing was too much trouble. The site is easy to use and the preview section makes it easy to amend errors prior to print. The quality of the print and paper used is excellent. The order arrived four days early and perfectly packaged. I would definately recommend and wouldn't hesitate to use again. Overall FANTASTIC!
Delivered when expected nice print work…
Woods
5 months ago [Books]
Delivered when expected nice print work . Happy days
Info for file setup

Hardcover book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
You can supply your files in a way that suites you - as single pages or spreads, individual files for each page, or as a single combined file.
Important - your cover
When it comes to cover artwork setup, hardcover books are slightly different to our other products.
Most covers are made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover. The cover for a hardcover book is only two pages - a front cover and a back cover.
Endpapers
The inside front and back cover pages cannot be printed on. These are called Endpapers.
On the order, these places will be locked. This is important as it may throw the page sequence out, putting left and right facing pages in the wrong order.
There is a choice of Endpapers - either solid white or black.
Bleed
The cover on hardback books overhangs the inner pages. To make the cover, we need a very large bleed area on the front, back and spine. We ask for 20mm on all sides. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Spine
The spine will also need a 20mm bleed at the top and bottom.
If you are uploading a cover spread, you do not need to supply a separate spine file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. However, we ask for an extra 5mm to be added to the front and back covers, placed either side of the spine depth in your design.
If you are uploading single pages. The spine should be supplied as a separate file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
Quiet area
Within the cover page size we recommend a quiet area or margin of at least 8mm around the edge.