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Trim size

The final trimmed dimensions of the book. Traditional names exist for all of the standard trim sizes but nowadays dimensions tend to be stated as a measure in height and width (e.g. 9″ x 6″, 216 x 138 mm, etc.).

Especially in the United States, academic books are produced using the modern Demy page size, i.e. 9″ x 6″ (228 x 152 mm). However, two traditional British page sizes are also used a lot: Demy octavo (216 x 138 mm) and Royal octavo (234 x 156 mm).

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

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