FORMATS & SIZES

Black & White Books


PAPERBACKS

You've seen them in the bookstore.  Every type of book from novels to self-help to adventure is published in this format.  Trade paperbacks with 4-color covers are available in seven trim sizes (see blue box).

Interior content is black and white and can include halftones. Books can be printed on white or crème paper.  Covers are glossy or matte.

Black and white books must be between 18 and 1200 pages, and the total page count must be divisible by four.

We use a high quality, acid-free, book-grade of opaque paper stock. All books with trim sizes of 6" x 9" or smaller are printed on a 60# crème  opaque. Larger books are printed on a 50# white. Paperback covers are printed on a bright white 80# cover stock and then laminated.

>> Formats & Sizes for Color Paperbacks


HARDCOVERS

Hardcover books can be bound in two ways:

  • Dustjacket: cloth-bound hardcovers with a four color dustjacket
  • Laminated: hardcovers with 4-color artwork laminated onto the boards

See blue box for trim sizes.

Interior content is black and white and can include halftones.

Books must be between 18 and 1200 pages, and the total page count must be divisible by four.

We use a high quality, acid-free, book-grade of opaque paper stock. All hardcover books are printed on a 50# crème or white opaque paper.

>> Formats & Sizes for Color Hardcovers

Trim Sizes

Paperback:

5 x 8
5.5 x 8.5
6 x 9
7.5 x 9.25
7 x 10
8 x 10
8.5 x 11

Laminated Hardcover:

5.5 x 8.5
6 x 9
7 x 10
8.5 x 11

Hardcover with Dustjacket:

5.5 x 8.5
6 x 9

*All sizes are represented in inches.