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Things to consider: Larger inner margin not outer. A larger inner margin helps prevent text from being crammed into the gutter of the spine. If you don't leave ample margin for the inner side you may find it gets difficult to read text near the gutter with every additional page. Creep. Creep happens when books are bound. Each signature needs to be slightly ...
There is what's known as a standard printing size. However, some printers offer clients with alternative sizes that would increase the selection and demand. Paper generally comes on a huge roll and is printed then trimmed to size: The book you are curious about has a 6.69in x 9.61in trim size on white Matte 66gsm/45lb. paper
My two pennies; my first education was an apprenticeship in bookbinding... (book-geek, yes) The classical way to define frames for content on book pages are based on the 5-7; and allow me to point you to CraigMod - he knows what he is talking about: Image of page layouts Craigmod - books in the age of the ipad The construction of these things ...
Aesthetically speaking: as much white space as you can afford; Rule number 1 is that more than 2 typefaces is not allowed; rule number 2 is that rule number 1 is made to be broken at will. For "saddle stitch" books (folded, sewn/stapled), you want (need) to have multiples of 4 pages. Squint a lot and make sure some/most of your blocks align or relate in ...
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