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Binding options and their page counts

by Community Manager Community Manager on ‎01-18-2011 12:23 PM - edited on ‎04-14-2014 10:20 AM by Community Moderator Community Moderator (118,181 Views)

Binding Options and Page Counts

Lulu offers 5 binding options:

perfect

Perfect Bound: A paperback book where the title and author's name are printed on the spine.
Your book must have 70-80 pages for text to appear on the spine.

Page count: 20 -740 pages depending on product line and book size*

saddle

Saddle stitch: A stapled booklet. Best for very thin books. Your page count should be divisible by 4. If it is not, the printer adds enough blank pages to the back of your book to make the page count divisible by 4.

Page count: 4-88 pages depending on book size*

coil

PlastiCoil: A spiral bound book (like a spiral notebook). Recommended for books less than 1" thick, between 48 and 470 pages.

Page count: 1 and 470 pages depending on book size*

jacket

Dust Jacket Hardcover: A linen bound book with a full-color dust jacket.

Page count: 24-800 pages

case

Casewrap Hardcover: Full-color, glossy cover; no dust jacket.

Page Count: 20-800 pages depending on book size*

*Paper weights and page counts vary by product line and books size. For detailed information about page counts, please visit our Book Builder where you can view our list of available book formats and specifications.

 

Page Maximums and Minimums for Lulu Books
Page limits
Perfect Bound
Saddle Stitch
PlastiCoil
Casewrap
Dust Jacket

Publisher Grade

Digest
5.5 x 8.5" or
13.97 x 21.59cm
84 to 740 pages
       
US Letter
8.50 x 11" or
21.59 x 27.94cm
84 to 740 pages
       

Standard (Lulu Traditional)

Pocket
4.25 x 6.87" or
10.79 x 17.46cm
40 to 740 pages
       
A5
5.83 x 8.26" or
14.81 x 20.99cm
32 to 740 pages
8 to 64 pages
1 to 470 pages
   
US Trade
6 x 9" or
15.24 x 22.86cm
32 to 740 pages
1 to 88 pages
1 to 470 pages
24 to 800 pages
24 to 800 pages
Royal
6.13 x 9.21" or
15.59 x 23.38cm
68 to 740 pages
       
Comic Book
6.625 x 10.25" or
16.82 x 26cm
32 to 740 pages
       
Small Square
7.5 x 7.5" or
19 x 19cm
32 to 500 pages
     
Landscape
9 x 7" or
22.86 x 17.78cm
32 to 500 pages
1 to 56 pages
     
Crown Quarto
7.44 x 9.68" or
18.90 x 24.58cm
68 to 740 pages
   
Large Hardcover
8.25 x 10.75" or
20.95 x 27.31cm
     
24 to 800 pages
24 to 800 pages
A4
8.26 x 11.69" or
20.99 x 29.70cm
68 to 740 pages
3 to 88 pages
3 to 400 pages
   
Square
8.5 x 8.5" or
21.59 x 21.59cm
32 to 740 pages
1 to 88 pages
     
US Letter
8.50 x 11" or
21.59 x 27.94cm
32 to 740 pages
1 to 88 pages
1 to 470 pages
   

Premium Casewrap

Large Landscape
12.75 x 10.75" or
32.385 x 27.31cm
     
20 to 250 pages
 
Large Square
12 x 12" or
30.48 x 30.48cm
     
20 to 250 pages
 

 

Additional Information

What paper will my book have for the cover and interior? 

Which books are eligible for Distribution? 

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