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Self-Publishing a Novel

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Common Page Sizes:
5.5” x 8.5”
6” x 9”
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Binding Styles:
Softcover (Most Common)
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Average Page Count:
150 - 250 pages
Recommended Fonts:
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Margin Settings:
0.7” (top, bottom, left, and right)
0.2" Gutter
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Full Bleed Pages:
Most Common Order:
200 Copies
Text Justification:
Cover Finish:
Gloss or Matte Laminate
Dust Jacket:
Yes (hardcover format only)
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