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Remember the last time you fell in love with a book?

You kept it close—because putting it down was too difficult. You took it everywhere—just to read a couple of pages in a spare moment. And if you want your readers to do the same with your book, then you make it a paperback.

Hardcover books may be best for show, but paperback books are best on the go. They’re small and lightweight, making them perfect travel companions. Paperbacks (aka softcover or softbacks) are also popular for many book styles, including children’s, young adult fiction, romance, poetry, graphic novels, and religious books.

From wrapping up a chapter during lunch to falling asleep mid-sentence at night, there’s no better way to stay connected to your readers than with a paperback book.

Make a book readers will keep close by with all the paper stocks, cover finishes, and printing options needed to make the softcover of your dreams. Get started now

Our most popular paperback book trim sizes:

Romance Pocket Book 4.25" x 6.87"

Romance
Pocket Book 4.25" x 6.87"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Religion US Trade 6" x 9"

Religion
US Trade 6" x 9"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Children's Square 10" x 10"

Children's
Square 10" x 10"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 80lb gloss
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Save $100 when you print 100+ books

Order 100 or more printed books and get $100 off regular prices.
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What is perfect binding?

Perfect binding is the adhesive-based bookbinding style of choice for most paperback books. After the back folds are cut off, the pages are bound by gluing, instead of stitching or stapling like in a magazine. See how BookBaby does perfect binding.

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Publish and sell your novel in the world’s biggest bookstores

We’ll convert your novel into an eBook, sell it digitally in 60+ stores, and with Print On Demand you can now sell your book directly to your readers without worrying about large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

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100 Digest 5.5” x 8.5”

Softcover, perfect binding, 60lb natural paper stock, gloss cover finish, 100 full-color pages.

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Multiple trim sizes and options based on your book genre.

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Build your book from scratch with a range of trim sizes, cover styles and finishes, bindings, paper stock options, and print types.

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