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An In-Depth Knowledge About Book Sizes

Have you ever wondered why books have different sizes? Why do they come in different sizes when they are just books? Or any other questions you may or may not have about book sizes. In this article, you will get to have an in-depth knowledge about it.

To start off, each book sizes vary depending on economic, practical, and artistic factors. They are determined by the publishers.

Why is it important? If you are planning to publish your own book you would for sure need to determine its size. This is for the reason that it would determine how you would go about typesetting your manuscript, would greatly impact your reader's overall experience and the money you will earn from it.

Now let us talk about the trim size. In the publishing world, the trim size is the book size. To make the pages of the book in equal proportion, it is mechanically trimmed. Its dimensions is Width x Height. A pocket book has a standard trim size of 4.25 inches by 6.87 inches, digest book of 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, US trade of 6 inches by 9 inches, small square of 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches, square of 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches, large square of 10 inches by 10 inches, landscape either 9 inches by 7 inches, 11 inches by 8.5 inches, or 12 inches by 9 inches, comic book of 6.625 inches by 10.25 inches, US letter of 8.5 inches by 11 inches, portrait of 8 inches X 10 inches, and large portrait of 9 inches by 12 inches. Check this site for more details!

In addition, book sizes also differ in each genre especially for infographics. Fiction's standard size varies from 4.25" x 6.87", 5" x 8", 5.25" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5" to 6" x 9". Novella's standard size is 5" x 8". Childrens books standrad size ranges from 7.5" x 7.5", 7" x 10" to 10" x 8". Textbook's standard size varies from 6" x 9", 7" x 10" to 8.5" x 11".

Non-fiction's standard size varies from 5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9" to 7" x 10" . Lastly, memoir book sizes ranges from 5.25" x 8" to 5.5" x 8.5".

Note that the smaller your trim size, the more pages will be required for your content. The more pages in your book, the thicker its spine will be making your book more significant.

Printing companies would charge you per page of the book. Your books size would determine how much you will have to spend and how much your books will you have to sell in order to gain back your expense. Learn more about books at

Final note, it may be confusing to choose the trim size of your book but it is worth it since it will help you gain more readers and would overall impact your book's popularity. Get more info here!

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