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Need a Custom Book Size?

custom book printingDo you want a custom book size when you print your book? What trim size is right for your book? At DiggyPOD, the size of your published book is entirely up to you. The decision can be based on cost, content, the way it looks, or the way it feels in your hand.

Authors of children's books with lots of images often opt for a larger size book. Novels are typically printed at 5.5" x 8.5". Religious or Faith Based Books are mostly 6" x 9". Yearbooks, Genealogy, Handbooks, Text Books, and Manuals are usually printed at 8.5" x 11".

Also be aware as the self-publishing author that bookstores, and even buyers, will need to negotiate shelf space and organization to appropriately display all authors' work. If you have selected to have your custom book printing size unusually wide or tall, or even small, it may fail to fit neatly amongst the other published works of your genre nor capture the best shelf space due to what limitations a store shelf offers.

Standard Book Sizes

There are three industry standard book sizes: 5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9", and 8.5" x 11". Most of the books we print are these standard sizes, but we also do some custom sizes as well.

5.5 x 8.5 book size
5.5" x 8.5" Book Size

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6 x 9 book size
6" x 9" Book Size

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8.5 x 11 book size
8.5" x 11" Book Size

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At DiggyPOD, we publish books in nine different sizes, allowing your book to come to life exactly how you imagine it. You can choose from these book sizes, listed here in inches, or print your own custom book size.

4" x 6" Portrait or Landscape
5" x 7" Portrait or Landscape
5" x 8" Portrait or Landscape
5.5" x 8.5" Portrait or Landscape
8.5" x 11" Portrait or Landscape
6" x 9" Portrait or Landscape
7" x 10" Portrait or Landscape
8" x 10" Portrait or Landscape
8.5" x 8.5" Portrait

DiggyPOD also offers free Word Templates for these book sizes, to help you get your book into the correct size.

Custom Book Trim Sizes

Interested in publishing a book size that is not listed here? Let us know! The minimum book size we can print is 4" wide by 6" tall and the maximum size is 8.5" wide by 11" tall.

We are one of the few book printers that accommodate almost any custom book size request.

Custom book sizes don't cost extra at DiggyPOD, but you must remember to use the correct size when pricing your book with our quote calculator. If your custom size book is a 6 x 8.5 size, you will use the 6 x 9 book size on our pricing calculator. The reason for this is that the 6 x 8.5 custom book size needs to go onto a larger sheet of paper to print the book.

When ordering your book with a custom page size, just leave us a message in the additional comments sections of the order form about the size of book you are requesting. DiggyPOD will update the order to the custom book size once the order is received.

Landscape Book Printing

Most books are printed in portrait orientation, but there are a few exceptions where books print in a landscape format. Most landscape printed books are Children's Books, or Art books.

At DiggyPOD, we can print and bind a Landscape book using Perfect Binding or a Spiral Bound Book format up to an 11 x 8.5 size book.

We also offer landscape book printing for Hardcover Books in the following sizes:

  • 8.5" x 5.5"
  • 9" x 6"
  • 10" x 7"
  • 11" x 8.5"

If you have any questions about book sizes or custom book printing services, please call us at at (877) 944-7844. You'll always talk to a real, live person always answers the phone during business hours. At DiggyPOD, we're happy to help turn your publishing dream into reality.

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