Leather bound books, vegan leather & leather book covers
Custom leather bound books, also called vegan leather or eco leather, are available. Do you want leather book covers for your print run?
Leather bound or vegan leather books are a terrific option for self-publishing authors. Get the luxury of leather book covers. Yeah, we know that you can’t get leather when you do print on-demand books, but we offer it!
Book packagers don’t provide leather or bonded leather book covers as an option. In fact, while they offer cloth, the colors are limited. And forget about getting a different cloth color or leather texture!
We know that you can’t get bonded leather when you do print on-demand books — but we offer it — in addition to imitation faux leather on embossed paper.
Having leather bound books, and in fact, any special covering material, sets an author apart from the crowded field of self-publishers. We print high-quality and reasonably priced books, and the materials are surprisingly affordable.
Types of leather book covers for leather bound books.
There are two general types of leather. One is bonded leather, and we use this most often. There is also faux leather.
It is real pieces of leather that are pressed into a larger sheet, and stamped and colored with a leather pattern. It is leather and smells like leather.
Faux leather, (vegan leather / eco leather.)
This is just an imitation leather that is a paper that is embossed and colored to look like leather. It is so real looking that it is hard to tell the difference. But, it does not have that lovely leather smell, but vegan leather or eco leather is a great alternative choice.
Another option for leather bound books is actual an leather hyde. This is thicker and at a higher unit cost. We don’t print on-demand, so you cannot get one book or 50 in leather. People choose bonded leather or faux leather most often.
Our minimum print run is 1,000 hardcover or 2,000 soft cover books. That’s because we print high-quality books in signatures, and on a real printing press. Everything is top quality. Did I mention affordability? Yes, that too.
And then there is cloth …
The printed cover is the least costly. Cloth is the next level up from printed paper which is the default covering material for hardcover books. There is so much we can do with the design of a cloth covered book. For instance, we have textures and pattern options, in addition to color options that you won’t find anywhere else.
Reduce your cost and go with an embossed paper that looks like leather book covers.
Pick black, or brown, or charcoal colors. How about red, off white, blue, or tan? You can even choose a cloth or foil paper that has a leather-like texture imprint. What do you think of lime green? We have many options and choices.
Here is what you can add to your leather bound books.
Add a blind stamp or a foil stamp. Yes, gold and silver are available, but what about bronze, or black, or red? We have other colors too. What about a gloss foil look, or do you prefer a matte finish?
Add a tip-on image to leather book covers. The link goes to a post on nancystarkman.com. A cloth or leather, or vegan leather bound book with a foil or blind stamp, plus a tip-on image, can stand alone without the need for a dust jacket.
As with any book, you will need book layout and design. If you are going it alone, InDesign is the first choice of professional book designers. Microsoft Word is often used by self-publishers for black and white novels, but not coffee table books.
What are you waiting for? At least get a quote to see what it costs to print high-quality leather bound books. Give us a call to discuss your leather book covers!