Book (Trim) Sizes for Print-on-Demand Books

Print-on-demand (POD) technology has greatly improved in the past few years, and most POD printers are able to offer a number of book (or trim) sizes and bindings. Black-and-white books can have trim sizes ranging from 4" x 6" to 8 1/2" x 11" and print books between 14 to 1,050 pages. Color books have the same trims available and print books between eight and 250 pages.

The most common trim sizes for standard trade fiction and nonfiction books include: 5" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5", and 6" x 9". But there are a number of other trim size options you can choose from, shown in the chart below. For more more information on binding types and cover finishes, check out our book specs download.

Standard Print-on-Demand (POD) Offerings

(black and white interior)

Trim Size

Bind Type Available

Paper Type

Page Range

Cover Finish

5 x 8

Perfect (paperback)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5 x 8

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.06 x 7.81

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.25 x 8

Perfect (paperback)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Perfect (paperback)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Case Laminate (hardcover)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Cloth (hardcover)

Cream

Cream 18-1050

n/a

5.5 x 8.5

Dustjacket (hardcover)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.83 x 8.27

Perfect (paperback)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Perfect (paperback)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Case Laminate (hardcover)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Cloth (hardcover)

Cream

Cream 18-1050

n/a

6 x 9

Dustjacket (hardcover)

Cream or White

Cream 18-1050

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6.14 x 9.21

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6.14 x 9.21

Case Laminate (hardcover)

Cream or White

White 18-1200

Cream 18-1050

Glossy

6.14 x 9.21

Cloth (hardcover)

Cream or White

White 18-1200

Cream 18-1050

n/a

6.14 x 9.21

Dustjacket (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6.69 x 9.61

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6.69 x 9.61

Dustjacket (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

7.5 x 9.25

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

7.5 x 9.25

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

7.44 x 9.69

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

7 x 10

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

7 x 10

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8 x 8

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8 x 10

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8.25 x 11

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8.268 x 11.693

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8.5 x 11

Perfect (paperback)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8.5 x 8.5

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

8.5 x 11

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

Please note: All trim sizes are listed in inches; books with fewer than 80 pages cannot have text on the spine; cloth covers are available in blue or gray; paper weight for white and cream paper is 50 lb.; large paperbacks (7 x 10, 8 x 10, 8.25 x 11, 8.268 x 11.693, 8.5 x 11) and all hardcovers will have an increased price; and POD printer does not guarantee bleed of the edge of any page for books with black-and-white interiors, nor can the POD printer provide color matching services.

(color interior)

Trim Size

Bind Type Available

Paper Type

Page Range

5.5 x 8.5

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

5.5 x 8.5

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

5.5 x 8.5

Cloth blue or gray (hardcover, no jacket)

White

24-480

5.5 x 8.5

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

5.5 x 8.5

Dustjacket (hardcover)

White

24-480

6 x 9

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

6 x 9

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

6 x 9

Cloth blue or gray (hardcover, no jacket)

White

24-480

6 x 9

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

6 x 9

Dustjacket (hardcover)

White

24-480

6.14 x 9.21

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

6.14 x 9.21

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

6.14 x 9.21

Cloth blue or gray (hardcover, no jacket)

White

24-480

6.14 x 9.21

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

6.14 x 9.21

Dustjacket (hardcover)

White

24-480

8.5 x 8.5

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

8.5 x 8.5

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

7 x 10

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

7 x 10

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

7 x 10

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

8 x 10

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

8 x 10

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

8 x 10

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

8.5 x 11

Saddle Stitch (paperback)

White

4-48

8.5 x 11

Perfect (paperback)

White

24-480

8.5 x 11

Case Laminate (hardcover)

White

24-480

Please note: All page counts must be divisible by four because the printer operates in four-page spreads. If you place an order for personal use, the POD printer offers volume discounts. These discounts apply to the number of units ordered for a single book order, meaning for one title and shipped to one destination.

Print Quantity Discount

Print Quantity

Discount

50-99 units

5%

100-249 units

10%

250-499 units

20%

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