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Softcover Publishing

Trafford Publishing softcover books are formatted as trade paperbacks. Trade paperback is a publishing industry term describing a book that is of better production quality. These published books are produced in a larger size and offered at a higher price than a mass-market paperback format. Mass-market paperbacks are generally cheaply made and printed on newsprint or other low-quality paper, which will discolor and disintegrate over time. Trade paperbacks, on the other hand, meet a higher standard and are printed on high-quality paper, which is why more self publishing authors choose this format for their published books.

Trafford Publishing offers trade paperbacks in the following trim sizes:

  • 5" x 8"
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 7.5" x 9.25"
  • 8.25" x 11"

We also offer full-color trade paperbacks in the following trim sizes:

  • 8.5” x 8.5”
  • 8.5” x 11”

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Some restrictions may apply.





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Call a publishing consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 or e-mail sales@trafford.com. Your publishing consultant will assist you along the publishing process, make sure you read the terms and conditions, and take your payment. (We accept credit card, check, or money order). After the submission of your materials, you’ll be on your way to having your book published. Are you looking to sign up for additional marketing services? Call your Marketing Consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 to get a free consultation on the services that would work best for your marketing campaign. You may also send an e-mail to sales@trafford.com.