“What size do I make my book?” I get asked this question a lot. Usually the book size depends on the type of book you are writing, not just non-fiction or fiction but subject matter and distribution takes play in your decision as well… and there are exceptions to the rule for those rare few authors who want a more unique looking book. Finding the time to research your market and get info from others can help you determine the best way to go. I offer consulting sessions for self publishing authors with topics of discussion on; book size, promotion, branding and marketing and answer the important questions you might have.
My number is 310-397-3408
Here are some of the most common sizes and use:
• Trade paperbacks: 5.5″ x 8.5″ to 6″ x 9″… and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project
• Mass market: fixed size of 4.25″ x 7″. … and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project
• Manuals and workbooks; 8″ x 10″ to 8.5″ x 11″; … and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project
• Novels 5.5″ x 8.5″ and 5.25″ x 8″ are popular sizes.
Offset: consult your printer
POD: most have the standard sizes but be sure to check them out.
Tip: Be sure to visit your local bookstore and check out your category to see what sizes the competition is using.
Paperback Cover design AND Interior format (click here or on image for more info on package deal)
Cover includes same as basic plus minimal photoshop 1/2 hour,
interior 150 pages and 10 images placed. Timeline needs to be finished within 2-5 weeks or other charges will apply.
CONTACT me for more information, be sure to mention Special Book Design Package
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