For every creator. For every craft.
Trade books are ideal for children’s books, cookbooks, novels, and illustrated works because they offer high quality at a sellable price.
Bookstore-grade qualityTrade 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 distributionTrade 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.
sellersTrade 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 templatesWe 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.
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.
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)
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)
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
Choose a design tool.
Our free design tool offers complete creative control and a helping hand when you need it. Use the Quick Design option to create your book in three easy steps, try our customizable templates to get a head start, or design your own layouts from scratch.
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