Trade Books


Balance print quality with page cost so you can get more of your work in the world.

  • Beautiful & Economical

    Beautiful & Economical

    Printing in color or black and white on standard, bookstore-quality paper makes it possible to set a marketable price.
  • Flexible Creation Options

    Flexible Creation Options

    Make Trade Books with Blurb’s free desktop tool BookWright. You can also use pro tools like Adobe InDesign or our PDF Uploader to set up your book.
  • Sharing & Selling

    Sharing & Selling

    Share and sell your books in Blurb’s online Bookstore, and extend your reach to audiences worldwide through Ingram’s distribution channels, including Amazon.com.

 

Format Features

Set up for selling success with an affordable product and maintain integrity to your vision.

 

3 Sizes

Trade Books look and feel like other bookstore books with three common sizes.

  • 5×8 in. (13×20 cm)
  • 6×9 in. (15×23 cm)
  • 8×10 in. (21×26 cm)

2 Printing Options

Trade Book look and feel is determined by print quality, with corresponding paper types.

  • Standard Color or Black & White shows rich blacks and deep colors, good for any type of image. (White uncoated 70# paper, 105 GSM)
  • Economy Color or Black and White is best for text, illustrations, or a low-fi look. (White or Cream 50# uncoated paper, 75 GSM)

3 Cover Types

  • A Glossy Softcover for the lowest cost per copy.
  • ImageWrap with a tactile, matte finish
  • Dust Jacket adds prestige with a glossy jacket over slate-gray linen

Imagine The Possibilities

  • RAW VEGAN On The Fast Lane

    Cook Book

    RAW VEGAN On The Fast Lane
    Alicia Ann Lip
    Trade Book (6×9 in., 15×23 cm)
    Alicia chose our trade format so that her book, featuring 23 quick and delicious smoothies, could be sold affordably on Amazon through Ingram.
  • General Thinker

    Memoir

    General Thinker
    By Remo Giuffré
    Trade Book (6×9 in., 15×23 cm)
    Serial entrepreneur Remo Giuffré wanted to share his business wisdom and inspire as many people as possible. He used Kickstarter to fund an offset run, which allowed him to sell his book at a lower retail price online and at speaking engagements.
  • Coming Home

    Creative Non-Fiction

    Coming Home
    By Jessica Ruscello
    Trade Book 8×10 in., 21×26 cm, 114 Pages
    After a major relocation, Jessica compiled a book of her photos and essays about her new city for friends and family all over the country. Priced much lower than a typical 114-page Photo Book, anyone who wanted one could buy it.

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