Publishing Tip & Special Offer: Picking the best book size for the best results

As a reader, you know that books come in all sizes—from large photo- or illustration-heavy cookbooks and children’s books to small gift books perfect for slipping into a stocking.

Now, as an author, you should know that picking the best trim size for your book isn’t accidental—it’s an important decision that we can help you with. Your book’s size (also known as its “trim size”) determines its page count (which plays a role in its retail price) and often conveys its genre.

For example, the most common trim sizes for fiction and non-fiction books are 5″ x 8″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, and 6″ x 9″.  But what if your book is destined for display on a coffee table or as inspiration on a nightstand? What if your book is intended for younger readers who may need bigger pages to grip, or older readers who may appreciate large-print editions? So what is your book’s optimal size? Your Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant will help you decide when you are ready to start publishing.

What holds every perfectly-sized book together? A perfectly-crafted cover, of course. Start publishing with the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color Publishing Package by August 17th and we will include a Professionally Designed Custom Cover PLUS an Amazon Kindle eBook Edition with your package at no extra charge. Simply enter promo code augfreecover at checkout.

Discover why Outskirts Press is the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively. Connect with an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant today to get started:

“The custom cover specialists did a fabulous job on my cover. One of the two choices offered was exactly what I wanted in terms of color and graphics.” – Dick Nelson, author of The Prince and the Scorpion

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