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Contents Quick Reference Page Layout Children's Book Family History School Yearbook Poetry Art Book Novel Self-Help Getting Started Editing Choosing a Book Size Choosing a Binding Style Software Image Formats Scanning Book Structure Front Matter Copyright Page Acknowledgments Dedication Table of Contents Foreword / Prologue Core Matter Margins and Bleeds Page Numbering Headers and Footers Font Sizes Font Choices Back Matter Index Registration ISBN Copyright LCCN Cover Design Make Your Own Book Cover Barcode BISAC Codes Cover Coatings Submitting a Book Submitting Files Marketing Creating a Strategy Promotional Ideas Things to Consider Miscellaneous Glossary Papers Yearbook Templates
Getting Started
Choosing a Book Size

Selecting the size of your book is one of the first steps in the publishing process. All book sizes shown are available in either the portrait or landscape orientations. While we list a number of the most common book sizes below, custom sizes are also available.

Children’s Book
8” x 8” / 8.5" x 8.5"
8.5” x 11”
11” x 8.5” (landscape)

Novel
5.5” x 8.5”
6” x 9”

Family History Book
8.5” x 11”
11” x 8.5” (Landscape)

Poetry Book
5.5” x 8.5”

Memoir
5.5” x 8.5”
6” x 9”

Cookbook
5.5” x 8.5”

Yearbook
8.5” x 11”
11” x 8.5” (Landscape)

Art Book
8.5” x 11”
11” x 8.5”(Landscape)
11” x 11” (Oversize)

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