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ShieldCrest can publish books of any size but there are certain standard sizes used in the writing profession which are shown here.


Hardbacks will be perfect bound

and case wrapped.



An additional charge is made for hardbacks.


Please note that the size and type of binding makes a difference to the final look and cost of your book.


The number of pages in your book will determine which binding is most suitable.


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Perfect bound Normal bookshelf  paperback binding.  Fits books between 50 and approx. 750 pages Coil bound Plastic coil binding.  Fits books up to 400 pages Saddle stitch A staple technique that suits very thin books up to around 50 pages What to do next to self publish your book and have it proof read and edited

Main Paperback Book Sizes:


1.  14.82cm x 20.99cm    (5.83" x  8.26")   -  A5  Novel  size - UK & Europe


2.  20.99cm x 29.70cm   (8.26" x 11.69")  -  A4 -Tech, Ref


3.  15.24cm x 22.86cm   (6" x 9")  -   USA based novel  size


4.  12.7cm  x  20.3cm    (5” x 8")   -   USA based novel  size


5.  10.79cm  x 17.46cm   (4.25" x 6.87")  -  USA Pocket Book size


6.   19cm x 19cm   (7.5" x 7.5")  -  Square


7.   21.59cm x 21.59cm   (8.5" x 8.5")  -  Square


8.   21.59 x 27.94 cm  (8.5” x 11”)  - USA Letter size


The above are just some of the standard sizes used but we can do any book size so just let us know the size required



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