Size Matters: What do you look for in size?


check out this helpful post from the Story Empire blog on the topic of book sizes.

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Hello SErs! Harmony here. Happy Monday!

Well, with yesterday being both April Fool’s day and Easter Sunday, I took care when biting into my Easter Eggs, lols! 🙂 You just never know …

Okay, so, today, I thought I’d take a look at matters of size when it comes to print publishing.

For a long time, I stuck with the industry standard that Createspace had recommended  for paperbacks and told me would go through the most sales channels–which was 6X9 inches. Somewhere along the line, the options increased for expanded distribution. Along with more choice, came more decisions.

Below are two tables of the various sizes and whether or not they are Industry Standard. The first is for black & white, and the second for colour …

While the larger sizes result in cheaper pricing due to fewer pages, I believe that the feel of a book in a reader’s…

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