Book Sizes: How to Pick the Right Size of Book

January 4, 2019

Book Sizes: How to Pick the Right Size of Book

One of the many questions we often asked is about what size of book should they do. I found a wonderful articles that describes this perfectly so thought to share with all of you.

As soon as you get serious about self-publishing a book, you are confronted with the choice of what size your book ought to be.

For instance, if you want to get a price on how much a book will cost to print, the first thing you need to know is the size.

Some pricing on digital books is in a range of sizes rather than having a different price for every different size, but that only helps a bit.

If you plan to print offset, you’ll need to specify the exact size in your request for an estimate. So one way or the other, it’s good to figure out near the beginning of your planning.

That’s not to say you can’t change your mind along the way. You won’t be locked into anything at this stage, so as long as you’re close to what the final size will be, the figures you’ll be working with should also be close enough until later in your production process.

Traditional Trim Sizes

Book sizes are known in printing terms as trim sizes since that’s where the book is trimmed at the last stage of production.

Read the rest of the article HERE at the Original Post by: The Book Designer

 

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