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Trim Sizes and Pricing for Print-on-Demand Books

Since we use a printer with the latest, most advanced digital printing technology (often referred to as Short Run Digital Printing (SRDP) or Print-On-Demand (POD)), we are able to offer a wide variety of trim sizes and bindings. Black and white books can employ trims ranging from 3" x 4" to 9 1/4" x 12", and page counts from 14-1016. Color books have the same trims available, and offer page counts from 8-250. We are also pleased to be able to offer a variety of paper types to suit your needs.

The trim sizes, page range, paper type and cover finishes listed in the charts below are the only options available to authors who purchase our Basic and Advanced Publishing Packages.

Authors in our Expanded Distribution Program (the ”Program”) may choose any of the options below or can have books printed in any trim size, with virtually any type of cover, and more varieties of paper (additional printing costs will apply). These authors may choose SRDP, POD or offset printing. Quantities can range from 10 to 10,000 books.

Common trim sizes for standard trade fiction and non-fiction books include (but are not limited to): 5" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5", and 6" x 9".

Please refer to the tables below for a list of our standard POD offerings available to our authors. Note that the options listed are the ONLY trims available to authors who are not participating in our Expanded Distribution Program.

Standard Print-On-Demand (POD) Offerings (black and white interior):

TRIM SIZE

BINDTYPE AVAILABLE

PAPER TYPE

PAGE RANGE 

COVER FINISH

5 x 8

Perfect (paperback)

Crème or White

Crème 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)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Perfect (paperback)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Case Laminate (hardcover)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.5 x 8.5

Cloth (hardcover)

Crème

Crème 18-1050

n/a

5.5 x 8.5

Dustjacket (hardcover)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

5.83 x 8.27

Perfect (paperback)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Perfect (paperback)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Case Laminate (hardcover)

Crème or White

Crème 18-1050
White 18-1200

Glossy or Matte

6 x 9

Cloth (hardcover)

Crème

Crème 18-1050

n/a

6 x 9

Dustjacket (hardcover)

Crème or White

Crème 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)

Crème or White

White 18-1200
Crème 18-1050

Glossy

6.14 x 9.21

Cloth (hardcover)

Crème or White

White 18-1200 Crème 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

*NOTE: all trim sizes are listed in inches
*NOTE: books with page counts less than 80 can contain NO spine text
*NOTE: Cloth covers are available in blue or grey.
*NOTE: Cream paper is 55 lb. weight, white paper is 50 lb.
*NOTE: 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. For details, please contact us.
*NOTE: POD printer does not guarantee bleed off the edge of any page for books with B&W interiors; additionally, the POD printer cannot provide color matching services.

Standard POD Offerings (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 grey (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 grey (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 grey (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

*NOTE: All standard POD color books are printed on 70# matte white paper unless author is participating in the Expanded Distribution Program.

*Note: All page counts must be divisible by four (as the printer operates in four page spreads).

For orders that an author places for personal use, the POD printer offers volume discounts. These discounts apply to the number of units ordered for a single book order (a single order must be 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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