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Book "trim size" for 8 1/2 x 11 music upload?

I'm composing a book that includes hymns.  I want to upload music (.pdf) that is on a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.  Q: What size "trim size" will the book need to be?  Is it possible to publish music in the "book" format?  Thanks for any help.

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1. Aug 4, 2018 4:50 PM in response to: HOPEalum
Re: Book "trim size" for 8 1/2 x 11 music upload?

CS can print books at the 8.5 x 11" trim size.

 

 

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3. Aug 6, 2018 7:56 AM in response to: HOPEalum
Re: Book "trim size" for 8 1/2 x 11 music upload?

You must select the trim size you want the final book to be. The PDF you upload to CreateSpace must also match that trim size. If you want an 8.5 X 11" book, select that trim size and upload a PDF where every page is 8.5 X 11". If you want a 6 X 9" book, select that trim size and upload a PDF that is 6 X 9".

 

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5. Aug 6, 2018 10:46 AM in response to: HOPEalum
Re: Book "trim size" for 8 1/2 x 11 music upload?

CS books are perfect bound, and the binding is fairly tight:

 

 

 

This makes it difficult to keep books open.  Generally, I either slice the spine off or I photocopy the pages.  I've got one of those cheap "coat hanger" music stands (to its credit, it does collapse well). Perfect binding is not a deal breaker for me, but it is close.  Spark apparently offers spiral binding.  Must of my music is saddle stitched, whcih, again, I think Spark offers.

 

Given the spam here, come on over to  selfpublishingforum.  It's free.  Many of us who answer questions here are active there.

 

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