All About Print Book Types / Trim Sizes / Page Count / B&W and Premium Color

FastPencil ensures books are built to perfect specifications upon order and printed on demand. With a global distribution network and easy to use book-building software, print and publishing professionals are selling books to wider audiences while earning more — 80% net royalties are paid to the published author.

To create a Print and e-Book from ONE PROJECT, start here: https://fp.fastpencil.com/start. Once content is added, preview your book for free (via digital PDF proof) in these print book types, below: 

For e-Book bundle answers, go here.

Covers

All FastPencil books are printed with 4-color covers:

  • Paperback
  • Hardcover case laminate
  • Dust jacket (is 4-color) hardcover is blue cloth. 

Black & White INTERIOR

Black & White INTERIOR Books are printed on PAPER TYPE / (Page Count):

  • 50LB WHITE / (minimum 18 pages - maximum 1200 pages)
  • 50LB CREME / (minimum 18 pages - maximum 1050 pages)

Binding Type

Cover Trim Size

Interior Paper

 

     
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 5.5 x 8.5 White & Creme
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 6.0 x 9.0 White & Creme
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 7.0 x 10.0 White Paper Only
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.0 x 10.0 White Paper Only
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 11.0 White Paper Only
       
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 5.5 x 8.5 White & Creme
Blue Cloth Dust Jacket Blue Cloth 5.5 x 8.5 Creme Only
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 6.0 x 9.0 White & Creme
Blue Cloth Dust Jacket Blue Cloth 6.0 x 9.0 Creme Only
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 7.0 x 10.0 White Only
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 11.0 White Only

Premium Color INTERIOR

Premium Color INTERIOR Books are printed on 70LB WHITE PAPER TYPE only.

(Page Count: Minimum and Maximum page counts for premium color interior books depend on trim sizes and are listed below.)

Binding Type

Cover Trim Size

Page Count (min-max)

Perfect Bound Paperback

4 Color/Gloss lam 5.5 x 8.5 24-480
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 6.0 x 9.0 24-480
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 8.5 24-480
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 7.0 x 10.0 24-480
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.0 x 10.0 24-480
Perfect Bound Paperback 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 11.0 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 5.5 x 8.5 24-480
Blue Cloth Dust Jacket Blue Cloth 5.5 x 8.5 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 6.0 x 9.0 24-480
Blue Cloth Dust Jacket Blue Cloth 6.0 x 9.0 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 8.5 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 7.0 x 10.0 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.0 x 10.0 24-480
Case Laminate Hardcover 4 Color/Gloss lam 8.5 x 11.0 24-480

 

FastPencil sells non-returnable, POD (printed on demand) books. When a book is ordered, it is printed and shipped to the buyer. Using this method, the author/publisher does not have to pay for or store a large inventory of books. Check out more about Author Pricing, Bulk Orders, Wholesale Discounts. Or jump to information about our global, resource-saving Green Initiatives.

If there is an alternate book type you would like to suggest, please email us: kb@fastpencil.com.

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