Standard Book Sizes and Book Printing Options
Choose the cover, book binding style, and custom trim size that works best for your printed book.
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BookBaby offers both hardcover and softcover book options. There is a 24-page count minimum for our hard case bindings. Hardcover books can also be covered with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover used to protect a book from dirt or damage.
Hard cover with jacket
Deciding which trim size will best suit your book can be confusing, especially given all the industry-standard but completely unhelpful trim size names, like "US Trade" and "Digest." We've put together our genre recommendations, based on industry standards, to help you choose a trim size that makes it clear to the reader what they're buying. Here are our most popular standard book sizes.
4.25" X 6.87"
5.5" X 8.5"
6" X 9"
7.5" X 7.5"
8.5" X 8.5"
10" X 10"
9" X 7"
11" x 8.5"
12" x 9"
6.625" X 10.25"
8.5" X 11"
8" X 10"
9" X 12"
Whether you want a flexible perfect bound paperback, a spiral bound cookbook, or a saddle-stitched wedding program, we offer many custom book binding options to give your book the look and feel you want. Not sure which binding style is right for your book? Each style is explained in detail below.
Adhesive case wrap
Adhesive case wrap and Dust jacket
Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss.
Gloss film lamination
Turning your manuscript into a professionally formatted and designed book is critical to your success as an author and an important part of book design. That’s why each book we touch is custom designed by a real life professional book designer in our New Jersey facility. See your words and images dazzle your pages.
Black & White interior text & image printing
Full color interior text & image printing
Your pages should look as good as the words written on them. The art of choosing the right paper stock is tricky, but it will ultimately define the feel and quality of your book, depending on your budget and production time. Uncoated paper stock has a rough, natural feel to it and is recommended for more traditional books without imagery. Coated paper stock reflects more light and has a slicker feel. It’s a popular choice for photography, art, comic and children’s books.
500 PPI, 92 Opacity, SFI Certified
Uncoated & Off-white
Best for lengthy novels and books without imagery.
420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified
Uncoated & Off-white
Best for lengthy novels, prose and non-fiction.
500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified
Uncoated & White
Best for lengthy novels and extended text.
667 PPI. 91 Opacity, SFI Certified
Coated & White
Best used in magazines, comic books and digests.
455 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified
Heaviest & White
Best for photos and full color printing books.
Our recommended word count for the most popular styles of books.
|POCKET BOOK pages
Based on 11pt font (9pt for Pocket size), 1.5 line spacing, no images.
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