Poll 01: Choice of Book Size #Indie Publishing
At the moment, I’m exercising my brain about which Paperback trim size to choose for my urban fantasy novel, Desiccation, which is about 65,000 words in length. For a comparison, this is about 5,000 words longer than Stephen King’s novel, Carrie.
On Amazon’s Create Space there are two sizes suggested for Trade Paperback novels: either 5″ X 8″ or “6 X 9”.
I’ve read in a couple of forums that if you choose 6″ X 9″ as the trim size, the book will have fewer pages and therefore cost less to produce, improving the profit margin for the author. But I’m thinking that maybe if 5″ X 8″ is more popular with readers, there’s a good chance that authors who opt for this size earn more because their sales are much higher.
I need to reach a decision about trim size soon, to firm up the specifications for the artist designing my book cover (more about this later).
And so, to end my procrastination, please could all you lovely people measure the width and height of your preferred front covers and vote in the poll below.
Thank you, so much 🙂