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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 1929 reviews.
John McShane
1 day ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Mixam is best printer i have ever dealt with
HiroDraws
4 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
High quality printing, clear website making it easy to understand how to print. Fast delivery.
LAYNA FERNÁNDEZ
5 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The paper quality, print quality and customer service and delivery are excellent. One of the copies has a small spot of glue on the cover, the rest are impeccable. What I didn't like very much is how the spine looks, that's why I put 4 stars and not 5. But I recommend Mixam and I will repeat in the future
M.I
5 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Very easy and simple process. Great communication. Good quality documents produced.
Steve Beesley
5 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Great service. Easy to use. Delivery as promised. Excellent quality. Positive experience.
Bella
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The team were brilliant sorting out problems with my book order. The final product looks great and everything arrived promptly. Great value for money and excellent support and help on the technical side.
Hua
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Fast service with good price. Will order again.
Trevor
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Mixam is the type of company you work with and think to yourself... We need customer service just like that in our company! We should all be more like Mixam! Truly amazing work top to bottom!
T.s
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Love working with them , my prints look great
Shaloam Wren
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Great printers, great product, easy to use quoting system and uploading was simple. Will definitely use again! Thank you!
Steve
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Excellent speedy service. I had some queries about my artwork beforehand which they answered swiftly and helpfully. The books arrived on time and the quality is spot on. Will definitely be using again.
Customer
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Very happy with the booklets we ordered. Good quality and fast delivery. Will be using Mixam again in the future.
Sound Mag
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Great quality product. Having said we need the product before a certain date, they worked towards getting our product to us ahead of schedule which we were impressed with.
Richard C
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Excellent service. Easy to use, very good quality and turn around was speedy.
Michael Nesbitt
2 weeks ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I have used Mixam many times over the years, and have found them easy to work with, and always helpful when needed. Simply put, if you want anything printed it is the best place to go.
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.