Coffee House Press had a good problem: their hardcover book Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash was receiving excellent reviews and selling fast. Their first run was printed offset, and an offset reprint was underway, but due to the offset printer’s long turnaround time they were concerned about running out of stock. That’s where Bookmobile came in!

Hardcover Book Printing at Bookmobile

Our typical hardcover turn is six to eight weeks, but we make exceptions depending on the book’s specifications and what’s already scheduled in the print shop. Stephen Florida came in on July 12, and with clean files and a quick ok to print on eProofs, we were able to ship by July 28th—a 2-½ week turn for a hardcover!

It helped that this print run was from Coffee House Press. We’ve worked with them for over 18 years for printing, and we know we can expect files to arrive on time and proofs to be approved quickly. And since 2014, Bookmobile has been managing Coffee House Press’s book design, typesetting, and production management, so we knew the files would be print-ready and trouble-free. Carla Valadez, Production Editor at Coffee House Press, said:

We didn’t want Stephen Florida to lose its sales momentum due to a gap in availability, so we reached out to the print shop to see what was possible. The team at Bookmobile went above and beyond to help us: the books arrived to our warehouse in record time, and they looked great. We are so grateful.

We printed 1,000 copies of Stephen Florida, a 6″ x 9″ hardcover with 304 pages, black ink on 50-lb. cream interior stock at 420 PPI. It’s perfect bound and cased in with a Rainbow Antique pewter case with a silver foil stamp on the spine, white headbands, and Rainbow Antique black end sheets. The dust jacket printed 4-color on 100-lb. gloss C2S with matte lamination.

Why Bookmobile for Hardcover Book Printing?

Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options.  Customize your hardcovers with fold-out inserts, translucent vellum dust jackets, large-area foil stamps, printed end sheets, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer!

Bookmobile offers PUR binding for a durable bind for coated interior stocks. And with runs of just 25 copies to 2,000 copies, you can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications.