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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 deserve to see it printed with a beautiful hardcover.

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

Our hardcover books are robust, built to last, and ready to sit proudly on your reader’s shelf. The ideal choice 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

Paper types available

  • Matt/Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Mixam is rated Excellent on

4.7 out of 5, based on 3721 reviews .
3 weeks ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Printed my degree show photo book with mixam, the quality is amazing and I’m so happy with how it turned out. One hiccup was that I wasn’t informed of a change that needed made to the document uploaded so the delivery date (once the changes were eventually made) was the day after my show opened, however mixam pulled it out the bag and got the order to me a day early so that I had it in time for the show, thank you to those that made this happen, it really did make the show complete by having it there in time
4 weeks ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Very helpful and the quality was was great. Well produced book, will definately come back if I ever plan to make another
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
I was impressed by the quality of the final product (hardback A5 book) and the service that led up to it, though i found the instructions for preparing the text and margins a bit tricky for a numpty like me. Perhaps MIXAM ould test drive their instructions with other numpties to help explain it online more simply? The only other improvement i would suggest is to offer to the author, for a premium price and once the contract has been accepted and the text etc submitted, one simple, plain draft copy of the text of the book for a final proof read by the author. I know it iis the author's responsibility, not Mixam's, to check for typos, but I would have paid an extra £25 or so for a plain paperback draft to check one last time before then pressing the green light for the full print run. Just a thought. But overall, very impressed.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Very helpful and very supportive staff. Excellent customer services
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
The books and prints I received are of high quality and their colours are very accurate. The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is that the books are packaged without any protective plastic bag in a box filled with Styrofoam which results in the products being dirty; there are while particles all over the books. Cleaning them takes quite a lot of time and then my flat requires cleaning as well since now there's Styrofoam everywhere.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
From my initial design and concept through the entire process, customer services and the final product. Mixam are outstanding on every level.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Great service and incredibly friendly and helpful staff!
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Easy to use website. Good communications and excellent quality products. Would definitely use Mixam again.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Amazing! They were really helpful with my university project and communicated effectively over email. Would definitely recommend! Thank you so much Mixam.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Brilliant quality book, couldn’t be happier with it!
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
I Have ordered twice now from Mixam and both times they have exceeded my expectations. I put a lot of time and passion into my book, and I knew I had to find the best printers that would handle my project with the same care I had dedicated to it. The whole process of uploading and organizing my files on Mixam was very easy compared to other services used in the past. I would 100% recommend Mixam to anyone looking for a reliable printing service. Thank you for bringing my project to life!
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
The team at mixim provided my book ahead of time to ensure I received it for a special party celebration. The document upload, online service was user friendly. The quality of the printing, hard cover, binding was spot on - one very happy customer.
1 month ago [ Hardcover Books ]
I am highly delighted with the appearance and quality of the book. As a complete novice with no prior experience of producing a "proper" book and modest computer skills, I was very pleased with how it all came together. The paper quality is excellent, the text is sharp and the photographs clear. I am so impressed that I am now busy writing a follow-up book!
2 months ago [ Hardcover Books ]
Brilliant: helpful, patient, and outstanding quality. Absolutely recommend.
2 months ago [ Hardcover Books ]
The book was inexpensive, quickly delivered, and very satisfactory in all regards - great job!
Info for file setup

Hardcover Book Print File Setup

How to upload your files
You can upload your files in a way that suits 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.
The spine should be supplied as a separate file when uploading single pages. 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.