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Paperback Publishing Guidelines

Our Paperback Publishing Guidelines include the information you need to successfully publish your paperback:

  • Definitions of important terms like bleed, metadata, trim size, and production variance
  • Tips for entering paperback details like title, author name, series information, and ISBN
  • Tips for formatting paperback content like page size, inside/outside margins, images, and cover

A paperback manuscript formatting guide
 

Download a PDF of the guidelines.

Video: Paperback formatting essentials webinar recording
  • Introduction (0:00)
  • What this video covers (1:14)
  • What readers expect (1:55)
  • Research and planning (3:12)
  • Manufacturing (3:49)
  • Trim size (4:51)
  • Margins (7:47)
  • Bleed (9:18)
  • Book components (11:44)
  • Front matter (12:05)
  • Book body (13:29)
  • Back matter (15:50)
  • Tools (16:14)
  • File review (20:34)
  • Tips for all software (21:23)
  • Flattening files (21:48)
  • Embedding fonts (22:49)

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