Product Types

Print Book

Hardcover or paperback book using a wide range of paper, color, and binding options. The most common print-on-demand book, perfect for a variety of projects.

Photo Book

Preserve memories or create a lookbook of your work with a hardcover photo book. Featuring the highest quality paper and rich color ink, our photo book products highlight the best of Lulu's print options.

Notebook

Create a custom notebook, journal, or planner with our preformatted templates. Or design your own unique notebook for yourself or to sell to your fans.

Calendar

Create a 12 to 18-month calendar with our calendar tool. Upload images and create events to build your calendar or upload an original calendar design.

Comic Book

Traditional comic book size with paperback binding. Bring your art to life with printing in black & white or rich color, including on the inside of the cover.

Magazine

Create beautiful magazines in full color. Features paper stock designed for magazines, paperback binding and printing on the inside covers.

Cookbook

Share your favorite recipes with a cookbook with Lulu's print-on-demand. High-quality ink and paper options will have your recipes looking as good as they taste!

Yearbook

For schools and institutions, a print-on-demand yearbook means flexibility and customization while saving money. Enjoy the best printing and binding at a fraction of the cost.

Ebook

Create an ebook from your PDF, DOCX, or EPUB file ready for viewing on an ereader, tablet, or smartphone.

Book Sizes

Available for Global Distribution

Pocket Book

4.25 x 6.875 in | 108 x 175 mm

The smallest Lulu format, used for fiction as well as references and poetry collections.

Digest

5.5 x 8.5 in | 140 x 216 mm

A smaller trade size, digest is one of the most commonly used sizes for fiction and nonfiction works.

A5

5.83 x 8.27 in | 148 x 210 mm

Standard size for international trade paperbacks and hardcovers. Similar to US trade size but slightly smaller.

US Trade

6 x 9 in | 152 x 229 mm

The most common size for trade paperbacks and hardcovers, used primarily for fiction but well suited for a variety of book designs.

Royal

6.14 x 9.21 in | 156 x 234 mm

Royal is slightly larger than US trade, and works well for the same fiction and nonfiction content.

Comic Book

6.63 x 10.25 in | 168 x 260 mm

Traditional size used for comic book printing.

Executive

7 x 10 in | 178 x 254 mm

Executive size fits between US trade and US letter and is commonly used for journals and graphic novels.

Crown Quarto

7.44 x 9.68 in | 189 x 246 mm

Crown quarto provides a wider page than US trade, and is perfect for a book with two-column printing.

A4

8.27 x 11.69 in | 210 x 297 mm

A4 is the standard size used for many magazines and catalogs.

US Letter

8.5 x 11 in | 216 x 279 mm

Used for hardcover books, manuals, and other large size works, US letter is a great option for image-heavy books.

Small Square

7.5 x 7.5 in | 190 x 190 mm

Small square is perfect for image-heavy content, such as a travel book, children’s book, or memory book.

Square

8.5 x 8.5 in | 216 x 216 mm

Square format best for accommodating full-bleed images without constraints on landscape or portrait formatting.

Small Landscape

9 x 7 in | 229 x 178 mm

Small landscape is ideal for photo books and product guides meant to highlight images and photos.

US Letter Landscape

11 x 8.5 in | 279 x 216 mm

US letter size in landscape format, great for children's books or photo books.

A4 Landscape

11.69 x 8.27 in | 297 x 210 mm

Common internationally, A4 landscape is perfect for photo books or art books.

Calendar

11 x 8.5 in | 279 x 216 mm

Standard landscape size with Wire-O binding along the edge and a punch hole for hanging. Used only for Calendars.

Book Creation Guide & Templates

Select your book size and download the design bundle with everything you need to get started. Includes our Book Creation Guide and templates for InDesign, Photoshop, and Word.

Interior Color Options

Standard Black & White

Standard black & white printing for novels, memoirs, and other text-heavy books.

Premium Black & White

Heavy ink coverage great for books with black & white images, graphs, or other graphics.

Standard Color

If your book is predominantly text but has a few color images, standard color is the right option for you.

Premium Color

The best color printing on every page with rich colors and heavy ink coverage.

Paper Types

60# Cream – Uncoated

Traditional cream paper most frequently used for black & white novels and workbooks.

60# White – Uncoated

Versatile and economical white paper commonly found in a wide range of books.

80# White – Coated

Ultra-smooth, high opacity bright white paper used for photo books, magazines, and comic books.

100# White – Coated (Calendar Only)

The heaviest available stock, used to create durable, vibrant calendars.

Book Bindings

Paperback Perfect Bound

32-800 pages

The industry term for traditional paperback binding, perfect bound is the most cost-efficient and popular way to bind on-demand products. Suitable for most projects.

Paperback Coil Bound

2–470 pages

A flexible, black plastic coil allows the book to lie flat when open. Coil bound is great for music books, notebooks, agendas, and any other project meant for display.

Paperback Saddle Stitch

4-48 pages

Interior pages are folded and inserted between the cover, then stapled along the “spine” edge. Saddle stitch binding is designed for supplementary materials, coloring books, magazines, comic books, and other smaller projects.

Hardcover Casewrap

24-800 pages

Traditional hardcover binding with the cover image printed on the cover. Casewrap binding is most often used for textbooks and hardcover portfolios.

Hardcover Linen Wrap (Dust Jacket)

24-800 pages

Hardcover book with linen wrap on the cover, foil stamping on the spine, and a glossy or matte finished printed dust jacket with flaps. Commonly used for first edition fiction, memoirs, and gift books.

Calendar Wire-O

24-36 pages

The Wire-O binding is used exclusively for calendars to create a durable calendar that can easily be flipped without scratching or twisting.

Cover Finish

Glossy

Stiff cover stock with a glossy coating finish. Glossy covers withstand wear and tear well while emphasizing the cover imagery. Glossy finish is commonly used for gifts, textbooks, and art books, but is appropriate for a variety of projects.

Matte

Featuring a velvety, tactile finish with a more subdued appearance, matte finish gives your cover a natural look. Used most often with novels and notebooks, matte finish withstands scratches and wear better than any other cover finish.

Hardcover Linen Wrap

Linen is a cotton-poly blend, with a protective acrylic coating that is wrapped around the cover boards of your book. Text is foil stamped on the spine of your book cover.

Navy

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Black

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Gray

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Red

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Tan

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Green

Black, Gold or White Foil Stamp

Ebook Formats

EPUB

Create your ebook using our Word DOCX to EPUB converter or bring your own EPUB.

PDF

Upload your PDF and sell it on the Lulu Bookstore.

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