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Aug 16, 2012 4:31 PM

Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

Hi, first I would like to mention that it seems documents are reviewed differently depending on who does the reviewing. I mistakingly resubmitted a file which had already been approved and it was rejected the second time.

 

Anyway, my topic might help others wishing to publish standard sized comic books. Standard comics have a trim size of 6.63" x 10.24" (16.84 x 26.01 cm). I have created my PDF by adding the required margins for bleed and book thickness of 50 pages, totalling a size of 7.38" X 10.74".

 

Yet now I'm told the interior is too big for the trim size? What size should my PDF be then?

 

Anyone else used Createspace for standard comics?

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1. Aug 16, 2012 5:04 PM in response to: raisinlove
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

In addition to what Michelle said, if the reivew is comming from the InterirorReviewer, you should disregard it if you think your files are correct. It is not reliable, and especially not reliable with books that contain images.

 

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2. May 16, 2013 12:12 PM in response to: raisinlove
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

I plan on printing a full color 48 or more page standard size comic book with Createspace. The trim size will be 6.625×10.25". I know this is a custom size but how do I calculate the printing cost? For example, what size paper do I select to use the Createspace online cost calculator for this project (Createspace does not list 6.625×10.25" size). I'd also like to select the paper weight, glossy or matte, for interior pages and for covers. Any suggestions?

 

Also, if anyone printed a comic/graphic novel with Createspace please let me know how well or not it came out.

 

Thank you.

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3. May 16, 2013 1:36 PM in response to: jesse2003
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

Books are priced by:

  • page count (24 pg minimum)
  • color or black & white

 

Although we enter a trimsize and a quantity to get a price, at least so far, they make no difference (big or small, order 1 or 1000 . . . the cost is the same).


Go to https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/ and click on the Buying Copies tab.

 

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4. May 16, 2013 2:17 PM in response to: walton
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

Thanks, Walton, but my question still remains unanswered. Here it is stated again (I hope it makes sense):

 

Createspace does not list a trim size of 6.625"×10.25", so how would I select this trim size? Also, how can I calculate printing cost without having the 6.625"×10.25" to calculate it on?

 

I appreciate your replies.

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5. May 16, 2013 2:21 PM in response to: jesse2003
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

Any size book between 4 x 6 to 8.5 x 11.69 is possible.  You can enter a custom size for your book when you create the project.

 

As for pricing, enter any size . . . as I said, size has no effect on the price.

 

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6. May 16, 2013 4:07 PM in response to: jesse2003
Re: Standard Comic Book (custom trim)

Cost at CS is ALWAYS based on the number of pages and whether the book is black and white or color. Those are the only two considerations when it comes to price. The cover can be color even on a black and white book at no additional cost.

 

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