Trade Books

A holiday
favorite

Want to make a photo book more affordably? Consider trade books. They’re perfect for gifting and have a high-quality look and feel.
  • Bookstore-grade quality

    Bookstore-grade quality

    Trade books allow full customization from cover to spine to paper type. Our papers have a terrific hand-feel and feature rich black ink and deep, bold colors.
  • Easy worldwide distribution

    Easy worldwide distribution

    Trade books make it easy to print, distribute, and ship your work wherever you want to sell it including Blurb Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and indie bookstores.
  • Priced for sellers

    Priced for
    sellers

    Trade books are an extremely affordable option for printing so you can competitively price your creations and still make good earnings. Plus, our trade books come with their own ISBN.
  • Free tools and templates

    Free tools and templates

    We offer free, easy-to-use BookWright software and design templates to help you make your trade book effortlessly, or you can choose InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom plugins.

 

Format Features

Trade books offer the customization you need to capture your vision and are ideal for self-publishers or anyone wanting to create beautiful books at a lower cost per copy.

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Multiple Sizes Multiple Sizes

Multiple Sizes

Trade books look and feel like other bookstore books with three common sizes.

  • 5×8 in. (13×20 cm)
  • 6×9 in. (15×23 cm)
  • 8×10 in. (20×25 cm)

Two swatch kit pages Two swatch kit pages

Printing Options

Trade book printing can be done in Black and White or Color with economy or standard print options.

  • Standard Color or Standard Black and White show rich blacks and deep colors, good for any type of image. (White uncoated 70# paper, 105 GSM)
  • Economy Color or Economy Black and White are best for text, illustrations, or a low-fi look. (White or Cream 50# uncoated paper, 75 GSM)

Three Trade Books with different cover types Three Trade Books with different cover types

Cover Choices

Choose from three cover types, each with their own unique advantages.

  • A glossy softcover for the lowest cost per copy
  • ImageWrap for a tactile, matte finish
  • A glossy dust jacket over slate-gray linen for added prestige

 

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Imagine The Possibilities

  • Mixed - By Cameron Mouton

    Poetry

    Mixed
    By Cameron Mouton
    Trade Book (8×10 in., 20×25 cm.)
    “Creative freedom,” is the reason this Los Angeles-based Afro-Latina writer and editor chose an affordable trade book for her debut.
  • Mojave Crime Volume 2 By Benjamin Goulet

    Mystery and Crime

    Mojave Crime Volume 2
    By Benjamin Goulet
    Trade Book (6×9 in., 15×23 cm)
    Fifty stories of high desert noir packed with action, dialogue, and violence—with a great profit margin, easy global distribution, and author website integration.
  • houseplant by Hannah Stetter

    Home and Garden

    houseplant
    By Hannah Stetter
    Trade Book (8×10 in., 20×25 cm)
    Leafy, flowery, and prickly plants get their moment in the sun with stunning, colorful spreads fit for a high-quality photography book, but priced to sell.

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