Question I’m often asked is, “What trim size should I use?” And I…the answer is, you know, standard trim sizes are standard by definition. They’re standard, OK? They all…you know, their sizes, it fit the printing equipment, OK? That was all dictated. Again, it’s got a history, goes, you know, way back. Five by eight, OK, is, you know, the smallest size that you normally see for a trade book and then 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 6 x 9, they’ll run, you know, your poetry books, your trade books, your memoirs and all that in that size. Seven by ten’s the next size, so up standard size and that’s generally your textbooks, OK? Ones that may need a side column, may even need two columns, OK? Fit them on a 7 x 10 format. The next size up is 8 1/2 x 11, OK, or some variation of 8 1/2 x 11. That size is, (1:00) you know, generally reserved for workbooks. It’s almost always a two-column format, OK? You wouldn’t put a novel on it, you know. You wouldn’t make it 8 1/2 x 11.
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