The most common page size for a Family History book is the 8 ½” x 11” format. This is the best format for placing a combination of text and photographs on a page. It also allows a choice of a single or double column page layout. The second most popular page size is the 5 ½” x 8 ½” format. This format is usually used when there is a minimal number of photographs and the two column layout is not required.
Choose a Binding Style
Hardcover (minimum order 25 copies)
The recommended binding style for a Family History Book is the durable hardcover format. We use the highest quality binding to ensure your books will last generations. The hardcover binding format comes with three cover styles to choose from.
1). The foil-stamped option This option consists of a cloth-based cover material (not a lower quality paper-based material). The title of the book is foil stamped on the front cover as well as the spine of the book.
2). The foil-stamped option with a full color dust jacket The same as the option above, but with an additional full color laminated dust jacket.
3). A full color printed (case-wrapped) cover Also known as a coffee table style book, the case-wrapped cover allows for images to be printed directly on to the cover of the book. This option includes a custom cover design at no additional charge.
Quality Softcover (minimum order 50 copies)
While the majority of family history books are produced in the hardcover format, the quality softcover format is also available and a good option for your book. The quality softcover format includes a custom cover design at no additional charge.
An advantage to choosing our hardcover binding format for your family history book is our 25 book minimum order. If re-orders are necessary, you may order as few as two copies of your book at the original price per book. This allows you to order only what you require and eliminates the risk of paying for unnecessary copies. The minimum order for paperback books remains at 50 copies with a 50 copy minimum re-order.