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Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
80, 90gsm 115, 120gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated
  • Recycled
  • Natural

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I'm a graphic designer and Mixam is an amazing resource for me! Great quality, great prices. On previous orders by myself and my friends in the trade they have often over printed and sent higher qualities which is always nice as some printers would not send these extras out. Really helpful when that happens as means I always have a few left over to keep or photograph after giving the rest to the client
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Fantastic prices and fantastic quality too. Really happy with the A5 photo zines I had printed. Fast turnaround and delivery. Before ordering I was sent print and paper samples which helped me to decide on the paper stock and finish.
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This is the fourth time that Mixam have printed books for me. On each occasion I have been really pleased with everything. The printing quality, the very quick delivery, the great price charged, and above all the friendly and very helpful advice provided by your team, especially Nicola, have all made for an efficient and stress-free experience.
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Delighted with the service I received while publishing my magazine. I had a small issue with uploading my artwork for which I received a very quick response from the team to correct. I am absolutely delighted with the quality of my final product and will not hesitate in using them again next year.
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Received my order pretty quick! It came out exactly how I wanted it. I even got given 3 extra copies. This was useful to give away to others to show my work. Photos came out brilliantly!
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Info for file setup

Paperback book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
As with all of our products, we ask that the file is supplied as single individual pages, not double pages.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
Bleed
We ask for a 3mm bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Format and orientation
You can choose either an A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A5 (148 x 210 mm) format, and a landscape or portrait orientation.
Binding
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 3mm bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.