Types of Printed Books

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Ink Qualities

Black-and-White Printing - Most economical, printed on 50 lb / 74 gsm paper in crème or white

Standard Color Printing - Standard color quality, printed on 50 lb / 74 gsm or 70 lb / 104 gsm white paper

Premium Color Printing - Highest color quality with more vivid color, printed on 70 lb / 104 gsm white paper

Paper Color and Weights

Crème 50 lb / 74 gsm – Available in black-and-white printing

White 50 lb / 74 gsm – Available in black-and-white printing and standard color printing

White 70 lb / 104 gsm – Available in standard and premium color printing options

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Outside the Book

 
A Tale of Two Covers

Book Cover Options

Paperback - Full-color laminated cover with perfect-bound binding

Hardcover - Available with or without dust jacket

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Book Textures

Matte - Soft feel, no glare, polished

Gloss - High shine, smooth finish

Cloth (Retiring Oct. 22) - Wrapped with or without foil stamping

Digital Cloth (Available Oct. 22) - Subtle, cloth-like look and texture  (available with or without dust jacket). Textured (available for hardcover books printed in the U.S. and U.K. only)

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Book Binding

Perfect Bound - Pages and paperback cover glued together at spine.

Saddle Stitch- Pages and paperback cover stapled together along spine, one inside the other (48 pages max and premium color only)

Case Laminate - Pages glued to hardcover at ends

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Book Trim Size Options

One size never fits all.

Trade paperback books, available with perfect binding, are our most popular offering.

  • 4 x 6” (154 x 102mm)
  • 4 x 7” (178 x 102mm)
  • 4.25 x 7” (178 x 108mm)
  • 4.37 x 7” (178 x 111mm) A
  • 4.72 x 7.48” (190 x 120mm)
  • 5 x 7” (178 x 127mm)
  • 5 x 8” (203 x 127mm)
  • 5.06 x 7.81” (198 x 129mm)
  • 5.25 x 8” (203 x 133mm)
  • 5.5 x 8.25” (210 x 140mm)
  • 5.5 x 8.5” (216 x 140mm)
  • 5.83 x 8.27” (210 x 148 mm) A5
  • 6 x 9” (229 x 152mm)
  • 6.14 x 9.21” (234 x 156mm)
  • 6.5 x 6.5” (165 x 165 mm)
  • 6.625 x 10.25” (260 x 168mm) (Graphic Novel)
  • 6.69 x 9.61” (244 x 170 mm)
    (Pinched Crown)
  • 7 x 10” (254 x 178 mm)
  • 7.44 x 9.69” (246 x 189mm)
  • 7.5 x 9.25” (235 x 191mm)
  • 8 x 8” (203 x 203mm)
  • 8 x 10” (254 x 203mm)
  • 8 x 10.88” (276 x 203mm)
  • 8.25 x 10.75” (273 x 210mm)
  • 8.25 x 11” (279 x 210mm)
  • 8.268 x 11.693” (297 x 210mm) A4
  • 8.5 x 8.5” (216 x 216mm)
  • 8.5 x 9” (229 x 216mm)
  • 8.5 x 11” (280 x 216m)

Hardcover books are available in case laminate, cloth, or jacketed.

  • 5 x 8" (203 x 127 mm) Case Lam/Cloth/Dust Jacket
  • 5.5 x 8.5" (216 x 140mm) Case Lam/Cloth/Dust Jacket
  • 5.83 x 8.27" (210 x 148 mm) Case Lam
  • 6 x 9" (229 x 152mm) Case Lam/Cloth/Dust Jacket
  • 6.14 x 9.21" (234 x 156mm) Case Lam/Cloth/Dust Jacket
  • 6.69 x 9.61" (244 x 170 mm) Case Lam
  • 7 x 10" (254 x 178 mm) Case Lam
  • 7.5 x 9.25" (235 x 191) Case Lam
  • 8 x 8" (203 x 203) Case Lam
  • 8 x 10" (254 x 203mm) Case Lam
  • 8 x 10.88" (276 x 203) Case Lam
  • 8.25 x 10.75" (273 x 210) Case Lam
  • 8.5 x 8.5" (216 x 216) Case Lam
  • 8.5 x 11" (280 X 216mm) Case Lam

Standard Color offers an economical option for publishers who do not require the high-quality of Premium Color books.

  • 4 x 6" (102 x 154mm)
  • 4 x 7" (178 x 102mm)
  • 4.37 x 7" (178 x 111mm)
  • 5 x 7" (178 x 127mm)
  • 5 x 8" (203 x 127mm)
  • 5.06 x 7.81" (198 x 129mm)
  • 5.25 x 8" (203 x 133mm)
  • 5.5 x 8.25" (210 x 140mm)
  • 5.5 x 8.5" (216 x 140mm)
  • 5.83 x 8.27" (210 x 148 mm) A5
  • 6 x 9" (229 x 152mm)
  • 6.14 x 9.21" (234 x 156mm)
  • 6.5 x 6.5" (165 x 165 mm)
  • 6.625 x 10.25" (260 x 168mm) (Graphic Novel)
  • 6.69 x 9.61" (244 x 170 mm)
    (Pinched Crown)
  • 7 x 10" (254 x 178 mm)
  • 7.44 x 9.69" (246 x 189mm)
  • 7.5 x 9.25" (235 x 191mm)
  • 8 x 8" (203 x 203mm)
  • 8 x 10" (254 X 203mm)
  • 8 x 10.88" (276 x 203mm)
  • 8.25 x 10.75" (273 x 210mm)
  • 8.25 x 11" (279 x 210mm)
  • 8.268 x 11.693 " (297 x 210 mm) A4
  • 8.5 x 8.5" (216 x 216mm)
  • 8.5 x 9" (229 x 216mm)
  • 8.5 x 11" (280 X 216mm)

Premium Color books are available in saddle stitch and perfect bindings with a minimum of only 4 pages required for saddle stitch and 24 for perfect-bound books.

  • 4 x 7" (178 x 102mm)

  • 5 x 8" (203 x 127 mm)

  • 5.5 x 8.25" (210 x 140mm)

  • 5.5 x 8.5" (216 x 140mm)

  • 5.83 x 8.27" (210 x 148 mm)

  • 6 x 9" (229 x 152mm)

  • 6.14 x 9.21" (234 x 156mm)

  • 6.5 x 6.5" (165 x 165 mm)

  • 6.625 x 10.25" (260 x 168mm) (Graphic Novel)

  • 7 x 10" (254 x 178 mm)

  • 7.5 x 9.25" (235 x 191mm)

  • 8 x 8" (203 x 203mm)

  • 8 x 10" (254 x 203 mm)

  • 8.25 x 10.75" (273 x 210mm)

  • 8.5 x 8.5" (216 x 216mm)

  • 8.5 x 9" (229 x 216mm)

  • 8.5 x 11" (280 x 216mm)

  • 11 x 8.5" (216 x 280mm)

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How Much Does It Cost to Print a Book?

 

The cost to print a book, or many, depends on the page count of your book and the print specifications you choose. For example: hardcover costs more to produce than paperback; color printing costs more than black-and-white; and books with more pages cost more than books with less. Use our handy calculator to determine the cost of the type of book you’d like to publish.


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