Book Binding Sizes and Types

AuthorHouse softcover books are formatted as Black & White trade paperbacks. Trade paperback is an industry term that describes a book that is of better production quality. These books are produced in a larger size and offered at a higher price than a mass-market paperback format.

Mass-market paperbacks are generally cheaply made and printed on newsprint or other low-quality paper, which will discolour and disintegrate over time. Trade paperbacks, on the other hand, meet a higher standard and are printed on high-quality paper.

Minimum page count: 48 pages

Maximum page count: 900 pages for a 8.25" x 11" book.

AuthorHouse offers trade paperbacks in the following trim sizes:

Black & White

  • 5" x 8"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 8.25" x 11"

For colour books AuthorHouse offers two high quality softcover options.


  • 8.5" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"

We offer Perfect Binding (glued binding) for colour books. Minimum page count is 24 and maximum page count is 480. If you are likely to exceed this page count, please consider two volumes.

Please Note: With Perfect Binding, images can not bleed into the gutter area. We are not able to publish landscape titles at this time.

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Some restrictions may apply.