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Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (inch) Height (inch)
Digest 5.5"x8.5" 5.5 8.5
US Trade 6" x 9" 6 9
Letter 8.5" x 11" 8.5 11
8.5" Square 8.5 8.5

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
70lb. 80lb. 90lb. 100lb. 120lb.
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Satin
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Satin
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated
  • Recycled
  • Natural

Mixam is rated as Excellent on

4.8 out of 5, based on 2313 reviews.
Sam Ralphs-Standring
2 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Really happy with the service and the final outcome. Will use again.
Christiana Piga
2 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Very good quality of print, very fast turnover and excellent customer service, even though we were still in lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. Highly recommended
Charlotte
3 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Have been using Mixam printing service for a couple of years and they have never failed. Excellent value - easy to use and upload and they even called me with a query to double check on a small order of 50.
ColinThomas
4 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Good value, excellent print quality
Deborah Smyth
6 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Prices are good and paper selection wide. I like the option to get 2 free prints while assessing options. However, it would be better if the 2 copies could use different settings. Also smaller print size is 50, so no other way of getting 1 proof to assess document design and papers. I would rather pay for a proof and be able to get them when needed than have 2 free copies and then unable to experiment.
Sarah Fong
6 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Brilliant customer service and support from start to finish. The books look wonderful! Thank you so much.
Nicholas
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
great service
Janet
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I am so impressed with the quality of the ‘poem booklets’ printed for me. The website was clear but I had a few issues creating the brochure and couldn’t seem to save it for editing as I went along but it was probably a user error and the staff member I spoke to easily rectified the final issue I had. Brilliant service which I would really recommend. The printed brochures are very good value for money although postage to Western Isles was very expensive and almost caused me to look elsewhere but I’m glad I didn’t.
Debbie Bowers
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
This is the second time that I have used Mixam for our Year 6 yearbooks. I am still amazed at the quality of the books, at such amazingly good value. The response to my emails was always so helpful and especially in this difficult time, that has proved invaluable. Absolutely outstanding!
Terry Newman
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
A very creative team at Mixam helped make a brilliant comic book for us. Thank you so much for advising on paper, artwork and everything required to ensure it all went to plan and looked the way we hoped. Excellent price and super-fast turn-around too. We will be back!
Naomi Asipa
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Not only were my comics delivered in a timely fashion, but it was well worth the price! The printing came out exactly as I had hoped. I will definitely be buying from Mixam again later this year!
M Lynes
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
What you see on your design is what you get. Fast, good quality, excellent price. I would not hesitate to use them again. Easy to use website, clear instruction, delivered when they said they would.
nairn deuchars
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Perfect, arrived very quickly.
Tarun
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The customer service is prompt and the way the online system operates is clear and concise so you know exactly what your end product will look like. I had a custom size novel printed consisting of the maximum number of pages allowed by the service, which is 400, and the quality was as expected for the price and quanitity of 30 copies. I am overall satisfied and happy I went with Mixam.
Ella Bassett
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Very easy, affordable and great quality site! I decided to make a magazine for my dad for fathers-day last minute, so was a little rushed and I made a mistake when setting up my layout according to their 3mm layout, they immediately emailed me about it after I ordered it, but I didn’t realise, a few hours later the team resolved it themselves in order to get it to me by the estimated arrival date, and emailed me about it. I am completely happy with the outcome and my dad loves it so am very happy with the service and will 100% use again!
Info for file setup

Paperback book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
You can supply your files in a way that suits you - as single pages or spreads, individual files for each page, or as a single combined file.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
Bleed
We ask for a 1/8" bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Format and orientation
You can choose either an Letter (8.5" x 11") or Digest (5.5"x8.5") format, and a landscape or portrait orientation.
Binding
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 1/8" bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.