Gregath Company, Incorporated
 PO BOX 505, Wyandotte, OK 74370, USA
  Phone 01-918-542-4148
 Phone Hours: 9-3 CT/M-ThEmails generally answered within one working day
 Email Contact Us Notices Home

Publisher ServicesPublishing TipsPublishing Virtual Tour
Special Interest | Links | Glossary | Tours/Travel  | Freebies
Facebook | Blog | Publisher Twitter

Use your browser's back button to return to the page you were just on.

Return to publishing design
General Design Links:
Digital | Elements | Font | Footnote | Header/Footer | Indexing | Insert Items | Watermark - Ghosting | Foldout | Layout | Margins| Book Size | Page Numbers | Photos | POD Options | Title | Packaging and Shipping in future
Let us do the work for you!

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.

Back to top of page

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.
Also available on disk.

> Home Page > Book Preparation Tips > Book Size
> Home Page > Book Preparation Tips > Publication Design
> Book Size
> Home Page > Book Preparation Tips > Getting Started > Publication Design
> Book Size 

Page Last Updated: January 09, 2019

Basic Gregath Search

 powered by FreeFind

 Gregath Company Website Table of Contents
 Gregath Co., Inc.: Email Us |PO BOX 505, Wyandotte, OK 74370, USA | Phone 01-918-542-4148

 All catalog sales final. Read about our shipping and handling charges for catalog orders.

 We welcome suggestions and comments. Bookmark this page* for easy return.
 Click Here to Bookmark This Site!
 Copyright © Gregath Company, Incorporated
 All rights reserved.  All material on this site, including text, photographs, graphics, and code are protected by international copyright and trademark laws.  Unauthorized use is not permitted.  You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute, in any manner, the material on this website without prior permission.
 Feel free to link to this page.
















Basic Gregath Search
 powered by FreeFind



Click button for table of contents:

order information

Click button for table of contents:

order information