Enter all but one of the variables (P, Pp, L, Lp, I, Ip, B, Bp) into the calculator to determine the total cost of printing.

## Book Printing Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cost of printing books:

C = (P * Pp) + (L * Lp) + (I * Ip) + (B * Bp)

Variables:

- C is the total cost of printing
- P is the number of pages in the book
- Pp is the cost per page
- L is the number of copies to be printed
- Lp is the cost per copy
- I is the number of illustrations or images in the book
- Ip is the cost per illustration or image
- B is the number of color pages in the book
- Bp is the cost per color page

To calculate the total cost of printing, multiply the number of pages by the cost per page, then add the result to the product of the number of copies and the cost per copy. Next, multiply the number of illustrations or images by the cost per illustration or image, and add the result to the previous sum. Finally, multiply the number of color pages by the cost per color page, and add the result to the previous sum.

## What is a Book Printing Cost?

Book printing cost refers to the total amount of money required to produce a physical copy of a book. This cost is determined by several factors, including the number of pages, the type of binding, the dimensions of the book, the type of paper used, the use of color or black-and-white printing, and the number of books being printed in a single run. For instance, hardcover books are more expensive to produce than paperback books due to the materials used. Similarly, color printing is more costly than black and white. The cost per book decreases as the quantity increases because the setup costs for the printing press are distributed over a larger number of books. Other costs that may be included in book printing costs are design and layout costs, proofreading and editing costs, and the cost of obtaining an ISBN number.

## How to Calculate Book Printing Cost?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Book Printing Cost.

- First, determine the number of pages in the book.
- Next, determine the cost per page for printing.
- Next, multiply the number of pages by the cost per page to calculate the total printing cost.
- Finally, calculate the Book Printing Cost.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Number of pages = 200

Cost per page = $0.05