Trade Books

What story will
your winter tell?

Bring your creativity out of hibernation. Trade books are versatile and priced to please, so you can celebrate winter bookmaking in all its wonderful ways.
  • Bookstore-grade printing
  • Customizable design
  • Affordable pricing

  • Bookstore-grade quality

    Bookstore-grade quality

    Trade books allow full customization from cover to spine to paper type. Our papers have a terrific hand-feel and feature rich black ink and deep, bold colors.
  • Easy worldwide distribution

    Easy worldwide distribution

    Trade books make it easy to print, distribute, and ship your work wherever you want to sell it including Blurb Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and indie bookstores.
  • Priced for sellers

    Priced for

    Trade books are an extremely affordable option for printing so you can competitively price your creations and still make good earnings. Plus, our trade books come with their own ISBN.
  • Free tools and templates

    Free tools and templates

    We offer free, easy-to-use BookWright software and design templates to help you make your trade book effortlessly, or you can choose InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom plugins.


Format Features

Trade books offer the customization you need to capture your vision and are ideal for self-publishers or anyone wanting to create beautiful books at a lower cost per copy.

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Multiple Sizes Multiple Sizes

Multiple 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)

Two swatch kit pages Two swatch kit pages

Printing Options

Trade book printing can be done in Standard Color, Economy Color or Economy Black and White print options. .

  • Standard Color shows rich blacks and deep colors, good for any type of image. (White uncoated 70# paper, 105 GSM)
  • Economy Color or Economy Black and White are best for text, simple line art (not photos), 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

Cover Choices

Choose from three cover types, each with their own unique advantages.

  • A glossy softcover for the lowest cost per copy
  • ImageWrap for a tactile, matte finish
  • A glossy dust jacket over slate-gray linen for added prestige


Get Started

Choose a design tool.

Imagine The Possibilities

  • Mixed - By Cameron Mouton


    By Cameron Mouton
    Trade Book (8×10 in., 20×25 cm.)
    “Creative freedom,” is the reason this Los Angeles-based Afro-Latina writer and editor chose an affordable trade book for her debut.
  • Mojave Crime Volume 2 By Benjamin Goulet

    Mystery and Crime

    Mojave Crime Volume 2
    By Benjamin Goulet
    Trade Book (6×9 in., 15×23 cm)
    Fifty stories of high desert noir packed with action, dialogue, and violence—with a great profit margin, easy global distribution, and author website integration.
  • houseplant by Hannah Stetter

    Home and Garden

    By Hannah Stetter
    Trade Book (8×10 in., 20×25 cm)
    Leafy, flowery, and prickly plants get their moment in the sun with stunning, colorful spreads fit for a high-quality photography book, but priced to sell.

Ready to make your book?