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Thursday, November 10, 2005

What Size?

So while I write I am considering the size of the book. Size affects a lot of factors involving how I will lay it out. While I am writing it, it is a 6x9 book.

Other options include 8.5x11 (which is much too large to be easy to hold or easy to lay out).

6.625x10.25, which is an interesting idea, gives it a more horizontal feel and slightly larger than 6x9.

9x7 Landscape which would give it a very hoiztonal feel

or a 7.5x7.5 square... which would give it a very .. er.. square look.

Personally I am debating between 6x9 and 7.5x7.5. Any opinions out there on what size they would prefer?


Anonymous Tom Cain said...

Hi Joe,

I find 6x9" to be the perfect size for marketing and reference books. This is a personal preference, of course.

Will you print the books in bulk or will you use a one-off service like CafePress?

7:46 AM  
Blogger VGsmart said...

One-off service makes the most sense. I sadly found that POD services in bulk would end up costing me, per book, very little more than a one-off service will.

Odds are I will be using Lulu.com, though Cafepress is second on my list.

I suspect Lulu will give a more professional look and they can get me into the real book lists for Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.

The difference turns out to be about 10% cheaper to go through Cafepress.

I will be making a second post and trying to get opinions of Lulu products vs. cafepress in terms of quality.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Greg Squire said...

Another vote for 6x9 here. I prefer that size for most computer and reference books I read.

5:09 PM  

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