Find Your Book Format

Confused about book formats? Not sure if you should make a Photo Book, Trade Book, Magazine, or ebook? This handy self-publishing infographic will help you out.

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Format Infographic2

 

Photo Books

Perfect for: Family archives, Fine art books, Travel books, Portfolios

  • Get the best color and clarity for your photos with six different paper options including Layflat
  • Six size options fit a range of work—from small and social to grand and formal
  • Connect easily with social media profiles so special moments aren’t stuck online
  • Made with any Blurb Tool

Trade Books

Perfect for: Novels, Poetry books, Memoirs, Non-fiction books

  • Priced to sell and printed with a free ISBN for wider distribution
  • Four print options make for the best balance between cost and caliber
  • Standard Color Printing still offers rich black ink and deep colors without striations
  • Made with Blurb BookWright, PDF Uploader, or Blurb plugin for Adobe InDesign

Magazine

Perfect for: Serial content, city guides, adoption profiles, years in review

  • The traditional home for shorter or repeated publications
  • Great for catalogs, work samples, and portfolios intended for promotion
  • Two print options, which suit either high-art or sales content
  • Made with Blurb BookWright, PDF Uploader, or Blurb plugin for Adobe InDesign

eBooks

Perfect for: Cookbooks, Novels, Poetry books, Memoirs

  • Carry it anywhere, send it everywhere
  • Available in EPub-3 fixed-layout
  • Compatible with most e-readers, including Amazon Kindle, Apple, and Android devices
  • Made with Blurb BookWright, PDF Uploader, or Blurb plugin for Adobe InDesign

 

 

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  • Bradley Nixon says:
    Aug 2 at 08:27

    If I lay out my book to be printed in hard copy may I convert that layout to an ebook format?

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  • Rosetta Bowen Hiranaga says:
    Aug 6 at 10:31

    If I made a 60+ book, can I change it to magazine format? I used BookWright.

    reply
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