Make a Trade Book

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

  • Beautiful & Economical Trade Books

    Beautiful & Economical

    Printing and publishing trade books in color or black and white on standard, bookstore-quality paper makes it possible to set a marketable price.
  • Trade Book Printing and Publishing

    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.
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    Sharing & Selling

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


Format Features

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


Three Trade Books in different sizes Three Trade Books in different sizes

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. (20×25 cm)

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2 Printing Options

Trade Book printing can be done in Black & White or Color with economy or standard print options.

  • 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)

Three Trade Books with different cover types Three Trade Books with different cover types

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 by Alicia Ann Lip

    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 by Remo Giuffré


    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 by Jessica Ruscello

    Creative Non-Fiction

    Coming Home
    By Jessica Ruscello
    Trade Book 8×10 in., 20×25 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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