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Book Size - How Big is the Project?

At GCI we want your books to match your vision. Because of this, books can be made in almost any size (height by width) you specify. Many people consider using "standard sizes" for identity and economy, but we are happy to quote on any size. Here are what are considered standard industry terms with approximate heights:

Double elephant folio 50"
Atlas folio 25"
Elephant folio 23"
F = folio 15" (coffee table book)
Q = quarto (4to) 12" (telephone book)
O = octavo (8vo) 9" (standard hardcover)
D = duodecimo (12mo) 7" (standard paperback)
S = sixteenmo (16mo) 6"
T = twentyfourmo (24mo) 5"
thirtytwomo (32mo) 5"
fortyeightmo (48mo) 4"
sixtyfourmo (64mo) 3"

When choosing your book length and width, consider what sizes books you see of the same subject matter and balance this with what you can place on pages in your preferred format. If economics are a focus, check with your publisher to see what size suggestions they have as well. Logic dictates you can not get the same information on a 5.5x8.5" book page as on a 8.5x11" page and maintain the same format, including font size. When deciding your overall size format, don't forget to estimate the total page count (weight or heft) to decide if the size and format won't be too heavy to reasonably use or ship economically.

When a larger format for a specific item is needed, consider a foldout.

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For For more suggestions on this subject and more, order our book:
wholesale price eligible G550-$20.00 WRITING Family History Or Genealogy For Pleasure and Profit Complete Edition, by Gregath Company, Inc., 2015. ISBN: 0-944619-00-2, 8½x11", softbound book, 150 pages, suggestions & examples of all facets of your project for the typist and/or computer user.
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