Book Binding Sizes and Types

Please note: These binding and paper options cannot be purchased separately. This page is designed to give you more information about the service and why it’s important for your book.

iUniverse 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). We also publish hardcover books in two trim sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" or 6" x 9". We do not publish wire-o, plasticomb, three-ring, nor spiral-bound books.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 iUniverse:

Softcover Sizes and Options

Trim Size Paper Specifications Paper Color
5" x 8" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free White or Crème
5.5" x 8.5" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free White or Crème
6" x 9" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free White or Crème
7.5" x 9.25" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free White
8.25" x 11" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free White

Color Softcover Sizes and Options

Trim Size Paper Specifications Paper Color
8.5" x 8.5" 70 lb, acid-free White
8.5" x 11" 70 lb, acid-free White

Hardcover Sizes and Options

Trim Size Paper Specifications Paper Color
5.5" x 8.5" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free Crème
6" x 9" 50 lb, acid-free, lignin-free Crème

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Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may also apply.