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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

  • Matte/Satin
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Matte/Satin
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Mixam is rated Excellent on

4.7 out of 5, based on 1310 reviews.
1 hour ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Good communication, good proofing, great pricing, and better than expected print quality
6 hours ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Fast and great quality. Unbeatable price for low MOQs!
8 hours ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
First time user here! I self published a coloring book using Mixam as my printer. I love the interface and how easy it was to set everything up. The first time I uploaded it, there were a few mistakes on my part, but an actual human on the other end caught the mistakes and helped me fix them. I'm planning on doing at least 10 more books through them!
12 hours ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Fabulous do-it-yourself setup, with excellent phone support when needed. Fabulous product. When delivery was delayed by a day I tried to reroute it. Three times people promised to get back to me but did not. But the work did get to me in the end and it was perfect.
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I am doing a very special tete-beche project and Mixam was terrific. Their customer service walked me through the unusual file upload and the sample I ordered is GORGEOUS. I cannot wait to run this promotion and order cases of these beautiful books.
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I ordered sight unseen, and was extremely happy with my product. They came out beautiful. Will be using them again.
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Shipping was very fast, quality is better than expected. Thanks!
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Amazing company! Beautiful printing for unbeatable prices. I'm absolutely blown away.
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Excellent customer service fast shipping. Best priced on the market. Perfect quality of work.
1 day ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
There was an issue with the printing of my comics that caused them to need to be completely reprinted. I was disappointed that Mixam had not made me aware of the issue BEFORE it was printed since it was very obvious to anyone with printing experience, BUT their support team was extremely helpful in resolving the issue and they were able to give me a generous discount to have the books reprinted. I recommend requesting the free sample pack as well as reviewing their support page on ink saturation to ensure a better print. I definitely recommend using Mixam for comic printing and I'm very thankful they were able to work with me to resolve the issue.
2 days ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Every time I've worked with Mixam, they've been attentive to things I hadn't noticed, and never let a job go without ensuring that we were fully satisfied with the proposed project. I've printed ten different jobs with them in the past two years, and I've been uniformly pleased with their care, their communication, and the quality of the final work.
2 days ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The turnaround time is fantastic, and the level of quality of the printed products turned out great! I'm really happy with how my books turned out, it had a nice weight and finish to them. Very professionally printed, and amazing for the cost!
4 days ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I had my first comic run printed. It came out Amazing! The templates are great and very accurate. It was easy to use and had simple instructions. The prints were bold and evenly printed.The proof was accurate and came in record time. Thanks so much- I LOVE IT.
5 days ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The prepress software is excellent and the printing looks very very good. The communication about delivery was also very good.
6 days ago [ Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Great product and quick turnaround. I had an issue with some damage and they took care of me and replaced what was damaged.
Info for file setup

Paperback Book Print File Setup

How to upload your files
You can upload 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.
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.