FORMATS & SIZES

Full Color 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 full color. Books are printed on white paper.  Covers are glossy or matte.

Color books must be between 18 and 840 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 are printed on a 50# white or 70# white opaque paper. Paperback covers are printed on a bright white 80# cover stock and then laminated.

>> Formats & Sizes for Black & White 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 full color.

Books must be between 18 and 840 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 Black & White Hardcovers

Trim Sizes

Paperback:

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