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Print Options (Beta)

Ink & Paper

  • Black ink & 60#  cream paper
  • Black ink & 60#  white paper
  • Color ink & 60#  white paper

When making the selection for your book's ink and paper:

  • If any images in your book are supposed to print in color, select color ink.
  • If you have a Black & White and Color version, these will need to be set up separately on your bookshelf.
  • The price per copy for books printed in color is higher. See our Printing Cost Help page for more details.

Trim Size (Cannot be changed after publishing)
The most common trim size for paperback books in the U.S. is 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm), but if you want your paperback in a different size, you can choose from these industry standard options:                                                                       

5" x 8"

(12.7 x 20.32 cm)

5.06" x 7.81"

(12.85 x 19.84 cm)

5.25" x 8"

(13.34 x 20.32 cm)

5.5" x 8.5"

(13.97 x 21.59 cm)



6" x 9"

(15.24 x 22.86 cm)

6.14" x 9.21"

(15.6 x 23.39 cm)

6.69" x 9.61"

(16.99 x 24.4 cm)



7" x 10"

(17.78 x 25.4 cm)

7.44" x 9.69"

(18.9 x 24.61 cm)

7.5" x 9.25"

(19.05 x 23.5 cm)



8" x 10"

(20.32 x 25.4 cm)

8.5" x 11"

(21.59 x 27.94 cm)

8.25" x 6"

(20.96 x 15.24 cm)

8.25" x 8.25"

(20.96 x 20.96 cm)

8.5" x 8.5"

(21.59 x 21.59 cm)

If your interior file contains bleed, please see the section below.
Bleed Settings
Bleed: images, background colors, or design elements extending to the edges of the pages.

If your book's interior contains bleed, select bleed when setting up your Print title.

Cover Finish
Glossy finish is shiny, making black covers darker and artwork more striking. It's often preferred for textbooks, children's books, and nonfiction.

Matte finish has minimal sheen and a subtle, polished look. It's often preferred for novels and other fiction titles.

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