With Bob Books you can create your own top quality photo book in a wide variety of formats.
Whether you are creating a travel photo book, a personalised wedding album or a photographic portfolio, we have the book to suit your project. Prices start from £14.99.
Photo book features
Explore our photo book features to find the perfect format for your project.
Photo Book Sizes
When it comes to books, one size definitely does not fit all.
We want to help you make your ideal book. That's why our books are available in 7 sizes, ranging from small to substantial.
The choice is yours.
Our paper selection is one reason our customers keep coming back.
Our photographic paper books go through a traditional silver-halide wet printing process and then are bound lay-flat. These special books are ideal for photography portfolios, landscapes and weddings.
Our digitally printed papers offer excellent results and value. These books are perfect for travelogues, biographies, family photos and school leavers books, or any book containing a substantial amout of text.
Photo Book Covers
All our books come with full image wrap-around printed hardback covers. Customise with your images and text on the front, back and spine. Paperback covers are also available with selected formats.
Matte paper books, and any books with embossed text on the cover, will come with a matte cover. All other book covers have a gloss finish.
Please note that all books have a barcode on the back cover which cannot be removed.
We offer two types of binding: perfect binding and lay-flat binding.
The pages of a perfect bound books are glued together at the spine, giving you the look and feel of a traditional book. Our classic, gloss-coated and matte paper books are perfect bound.
Lay-flat binding allows the book to open completely, with no loss of image down the centre of the spread. All our photographic paper books come with lay-flat binding.
Our Photo books
Follow our simple steps below to find out the price of your book and how to create it.
Frequently asked questions
All prices are given in GBP (£) and include VAT but not postage and packaging.
For standard sized photo book delivered within the UK, P&P costs from £4.99 for the first book plus £1.50 per additional photo book included in the same order. For large sized photo book delivered within the UK, P&P costs from £5.99 for the first book plus £2.00 per additional photo book included in the same order.
Express shipping applicable to UK orders only is an additional £5.
Turnaround times vary depending on the book format, delivery method and delivery country.
Standard Delivery – UK
Production and delivery to the UK is within 6-10 working days for all large landscape books, large portrait books, all photographic paper books and any books containing highlights on the cover. The turnaround time for all other books is 4-7 working days.
Express Delivery – UK
If express delivery is selected, the turnaround time for all large landscape books, large portrait, all photographic paper books and any books containing highlights on the cover is 5-8 working days. The turnaround time for all other books with express shipping is 3-5 working days.
European orders please allow an additional 4-5 working days. For delivery outside of Europe please allow an additional 5-8 working days for delivery time. Please note all packages shipped outside of UK do not have tracking available, even if express shipping is selected.
Please note if you have selected highlights for your photobooks, it will take an extra 2-3 working days in production.
Please note these turnaround times are met 98% of time. However, occasionally it might take a few extra days due to unforeseen circumstances.
Every time you order photo books, calendars or wall art, you’ll automatically earn Bob Rewards points – you get 4 points for each £1 spent. Each point is worth 1p and when you collect enough points, you can redeem them for a voucher to use towards subsequent orders.
We offer discount on orders of five or more photo books in the same order. The following discounts will be applied automatically when placing your order.
If you'd like to discuss your large volume order, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that the photo books must be the exact same format and ordered at the same time to receive the volume discounts.
Quantity % off 5 - 9 3% 10 - 19 5% 20 - 49 7% 50 - 99 10% 100 + 13%
Self-publishing made easy
Once you’ve created and ordered your own Bob Book you can publish your book in the online Bob Bookshop. Share your books with family and friends only or make it public for the world to see. You can even add your own Author mark up and earn from your sales. Enter our Book of the Month competition to be in with a chance of winning some top prizes.
When you order through the Bob Designer software, you can order presentation boxes along with your photobooks. The boxes are available for all book sizes except small landscape and square.
The presentation boxes are made of 2mm thick board covered with black linen fabric. They have a dual magnet closure and a red ribbon open tab.
Prices from £10.99
Bob Books has six different paper types to choose from for your photo book. Order a paper swatch pack and you'll get to feel which one is right for your next project.
The swatch packs cost £5, but with your sample pack, you will receive a £10 worth of Bob Rewards points.
New Cover Highlights
If you create your book in the Bob Designer Desktop software, you now have the option of adding gold, silver or gloss highlights to the text on your front and back cover.
All covers with highlighted text will have a matte finish.
Please note that all books with text highlights have a turnaround time of 10-12 days and text on the spine cannot be highlighted.