Book sizes

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. So we can help you achieve the lowest possible cost. Complete the enquiry form and send your manuscript……Here

 

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 the most popular sizes used in the UK but we can do any book size so just let us know the size required.

Please bear in mind if you wish to get your book distributed outside of the UK certain size restrictions may apply 

Paperback Binding Guide:

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