Book Binding Sizes and Types

AuthorHouse publishes softcover books in perfect-bound format, a type of book binding that uses glue to hold the pages and cover together (typical of most professional books found in stores).Our hardcover books feature a durable cloth binding, an embossed spine, and a full-colour dust jacket that allows room for descriptive copy about your book and your author biography on its inside flaps. We do not publish wire-o, plasticomb, three-ring, nor spiral-bound books.

The chart below lists the binding and paper options available to you at AuthorHouse:

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.