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Standard Book Sizes and Book Printing Options

Choose the cover, book binding style, and custom book trim size that works best for your printed book.

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What's your style? What's your genre? We have book sizes for every author.

There's nothing like seeing your work in print for the very first time. We’ve got you covered with a large and robust selection of affordable book printing options. Review the choices below to decide what book size your next masterpiece will look like and create your unique book today. BookBaby offers different book trim size options, different cover styles, and book binding types. Not sure where to start? Contact us today and we can work together on getting your custom book printed.

Custom Book Cover styles

BookBaby offers both hardcover and softcover book options. There is a 24-page count minimum for our hard case bindings. Custom hardcover books can also be covered with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover used to protect a book from dirt or damage. Both our hardcover and softcover books come in all standard book sizes.

Pocket Book 4.25 inches x 6.87 inches

Pocket Book

4.25" x 6.87"

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digest

Digest

5.5" x 8.5"

POD READY

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us trade

US Trade

6" x 9"

POD READY

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comic book

Comic Book

6.625" x 10.25"

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us letter

US Letter

8.5" x 11"

POD READY

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portrait

Portrait

8" x 10"

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large portrait

Large Portrait

9" x 12"

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small square

Small Square

7.5" x 7.5"

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square

Square

8.5" x 8.5"

POD READY

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Large Square

Large Square

10" x 10"

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landscape

Landscape

9" x 7"

POD READY

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landscape ltr

Landscape

11" x 8.5"

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landscape 12x9

Landscape

12" x 9"

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Custom Book Binding Options

Whether you want a flexible perfect bound paperback or a sturdy hardcover, we offer custom book binding options that give your book the look and feel you want. Not sure which binding style is right for your book? Each binding style is explained in detail below.

Perfect binding

Perfect binding

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Adhesive case wrap

Adhesive case wrap

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Adhesive case wrap and Dust jacket

Adhesive case wrap and Dust jacket

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Custom Book Cover Finishes

Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss.

Gloss film lamination

Gloss film lamination

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Matte finish

Matte finish

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Interior Book Text Print Type & Image Printing

Make sure the inside of your books look as good as you write with fully colorized image printing and custom interior book text print.

Black & White interior text & image printing

Black & White interior text & image printing

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Full color interior text & image printing

Full color interior text & image printing

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Book Interior Text Paper Stock Options

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

500 PPI, 92 Opacity, SFI Certified

Uncoated & Off-white

Best for lengthy novels and books without imagery.

420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified

420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified

Uncoated & Off-white

Best for lengthy novels,
prose and non-fiction.

500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified

500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified

Uncoated & White

Best for lengthy novels and extended text.

556 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified

556 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified

Heaviest & White

Best for photos and full color printing books.

Word Count

Our recommended word count for the most popular styles of books.

Word Count POCKET BOOK pages DIGEST pages TRADE pages
10,000 30-75 25-50 25-50
20,000 75-100 50-100 50-100
30,000 100-150 75-150 75-150
50,000 200-300 150-250 150-250
70,000 250-375 250-350 200-300
100,000 400-500 350-450 300-400
150,000 550-650 450-575 400-500
200,000 700-800 600-700 550-650
225,000 N/A 700-800 650-750
250,000 N/A N/A 700-800
Based on 11pt font (9pt for Pocket size), 1.5 line spacing, no images.

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Multiple trim sizes and options based on your book genre.

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