Michigan State University

EBM Pricing

Books in the On Demand Catalog will be charged at the MSU Libraries EBM cost of production plus the On Demand Books content fee. The listed retail price may not be correct.

Pricing for all other books not found in the catalog will be as follows:

Setup Fee*

$10.00 Basic Setup

  • Staff will assess files for print readiness and upload them to the machine.
  • If there are any errors in the first copy (that are not due to an error with the EBM) an upload of the revision is $5.00. 

$50 Premium Setup

  • A half-hour meeting with EBM Staff to discuss fire requirements, submission guidelines, and any additional Q&A's.
  • File conversion to PDF if necessary.
  • Staff will assess files for print readiness and upload them to the machine.
  • One proof copy to review before printing the entire order.
  • One revised file upload is included. There will be a $5.00 charge for each additional revision.

*Additional formatting or consultation will be charged at a rate of $10.00 per quarter hour.

Per-Book Fee

After the initial setup, each book is printed on a price-per-page basis:

  • Black and white interiors (40-99 pages): $8.00 flat rate.
  • Black and white interiors (100+ pages): $9.00 for the first 100 pages, plus $0.02 per page for each additional page (101-800).
  • Color-printed interiors: additional $0.10 per page.
  • Mixed interiors (less than 50% color): additional $0.10 per color-printed page, plus a $1.00 handling fee for manual inserts.

Bulk Purchase Discount

  • Orders of 50 or more copies will receive a 10% reduction on all printing costs.

Additional Options

Cover Design Consultation

Receive a comprehensive design of a cover to fit your content:

  • $40.00 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments with a minimum of one hour.
  • Customers must provide photos, illustrations, and copy (such as book blurb, author biography, or reviewer quotes).
  • EBM staff will create the cover design.

File Conversion Service

Staff can assist with some publishing-related tasks, such as conversion to EPUB format.

  • $40.00 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments with a minimum of one hour.
  • Available as time permits, at the discretion of EBM staff.

Interior Paper Options

Many different colors of paper are available:

  • Cream-colored paper: additional $0.01 per page
  • Glossy photo stock: additional $0.06 per page
  • Customers may provide their own 8.5 x 11" paper, subject to a binding test.