Pricing

The price for printing books depends on a number of factors:

  • the number of pages
  • the colour of the text pages (black only, black with colour inserts or colour throughout)
  • the cover
  • the size of the book
  • the lamination of the cover
  • the quantity printed

For standard books we can calculate a price for you immediately, for embellishments or special finishes we may need a day. Please note that we do have a minimum order value of $100.

Payment

For all customers without an account at SOS, we require payment by electronic funds transfer before we can commence production.

Our banking details are as follows:

Company Name: The SOS Print & Media Group (Aust) P/L
Bank:  Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch: King & Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW
BSB Number: 062-032
Bank Account Number: 2801 7175

Please email remittance advice to accountsreceivable@sos.com.au.

If you plan to get books printed on a regular basis, please do apply for an account with us: Download SOS credit application form

Distribution

If you chose to distribute books yourself, we can ship your books for you and send them out to whichever address you specify on your order.

We use a padded bag to wrap your book, apply a label and lodge with Australia Post. Our standard packing and handling fee is $1 per book. Australia Post rates are here.

There is the standard parcel rate calculator, this method is cheapest, but does not allow for tracking. Registered Post or Express Post do, but are more expensive (our lodgement post code is 2015, here is a pricing table).

If you want to ship quantities of books to book shops or to a warehouse, we pack in boxes and determine the most cost effective courier by weight and destination.

If you chose to use a book distribution company we can ship to their warehouse. (Examples of book distribution companies are United Book Distributors, Bookwise, DA, Gary Allen)