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Is there anyway for a book to be over 500 pages?

Is there anyway for a book to be over 500 pages?

 

My work is about 1100 pages. While I expect to trim it down, its not going to get under 500.

 

I'd rather not make it volume 1. 2 if I can help it.

 

Anyway around the page limit?

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1. Nov 17, 2017 9:38 AM in response to: oralbio
Re: Is there anyway for a book to be over 500 pages?

What's the trim size of your book?  Is it B/W or color?  See chart below.  You can find this chart by clicking on the "Books" "Publish a Trade Paperback" above and on the left.  When you get there click on the Printing Options tab and scroll down.  While you're there go ahead and click on all of those tabs and read everything.

 

Black and White Books

 

Trim Size White Paper
Page Count
Cream Paper
Page Count
Industry Standard
5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.32 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
5.06 x 7.81 inches
12.9 x 19.8 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
5.25 x 8 inches
13.335 x 20.32 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
5.5 x 8.5 inches
13.97 x 21.59 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
6 x 9 inches
15.24 x 22.86 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
6.14 x 9.21 inches
15.6 x 23.4 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
6.69 x 9.61 inches
17 x 24.4 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
7 x 10 inches
17.78 x 25.4 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
7.44 x 9.69 inches
18.9 x 24.6 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
7.5 x 9.25 inches
19.1 x 23.5 centimeters
24 - 82824 - 740
8 x 10 inches
20.32 x 25.4 centimeters
24 - 44024 - 400
8.25 x 6 inches
20.955 x 15.24 centimeters
24 - 22024 - 200
8.25 x 8.25 inches
20.955 x 20.955 centimeters
24 - 22024 - 200
8.5 x 8.5 inches
21.59 x 21.59 centimeters
24 - 63024 - 570
8.5 x 11 inches
21.59 x 27.94 centimeters
24 - 63024 - 570

 

Want to create your own custom trim size?

"Enter my own size" trim sizes can be  sold on Amazon.com, but are ineligible for the Bookstores and Online  Retailers channel within Expanded Distribution.


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Full-Color Books

 

Trim Size White Paper
Page Count
Industry Standard
5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.32 centimeters
24 - 480
5.06 x 7.81 inches
12.9 x 19.8 centimeters
24 - 480
5.25 x 8 inches
13.335 x 20.32 centimeters
24 - 480
5.5 x 8.5 inches
13.97 x 21.59 centimeters
24 - 480
6 x 9 inches
15.24 x 22.86 centimeters
24 - 480
6.14 x 9.21 inches
15.6 x 23.4 centimeters
24 - 480
6.69 x 9.61 inches
17 x 24.4 centimeters
24 - 480
7 x 10 inches
17.78 x 25.4 centimeters
24 - 480
7.44 x 9.69 inches
18.9 x 24.6 centimeters
24 - 480
7.5 x 9.25 inches
19.1 x 23.5 centimeters
24 - 480
8 x 10 inches
20.32 x 25.4 centimeters
24 - 480
8.25 x 6 inches
20.955 x 15.24 centimeters
24 - 212
8.25 x 8.25 inches
20.955 x 20.955 centimeters
24 - 212
8.5 x 8.5 inches
21.59 x 21.59 centimeters
24 - 480
8.5 x 11 inches
21.59 x 27.94 centimeters
24 - 480

 

Dan'l

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2. Nov 17, 2017 12:36 PM in response to: oralbio
Re: Is there anyway for a book to be over 500 pages?

Make the font so small no one can read it?

 

Sorry, but something's got to give.

 

The only other option is to release it as an ebook.

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3. Nov 17, 2017 1:18 PM in response to: oralbio
Re: Is there anyway for a book to be over 500 pages?

Use a trim size that allows more pages.  Check out other POD suppliers who allow more than 828 pages.  Use offset printing rather than POD.  Reduce your margins.  Reduce your font size.  Reduce your leading.  Reduce spacing between text.  Reduce the size of photos, illustrations etc.  Eliminate blank pages.  Don't start new chapters on new pages.  Change the font.

 

There are many more ideas,

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