If you have been wanting to check out the CreateSpace templates to create your own print book, the size tables below could be useful. Under the CreateSpace template sizes are the templates provided by Ingram Spark. (Ingram Spark is the print arm of Lightning Source that focusses on self publishing authors and the indie authors' needs.)
A couple of things to bear in mind: the trim size is the actual size of the book once it has been trimmed and bound at the printers. Depending on the genre--fiction or nonfiction, and what type of fiction and non-fiction and who your target reader is will also determine the trim size of your book. Paper color (white for non-fiction and children's books typically, and cream for fiction books) is another consideration as is the number of pages as this would determine the cost of printing each book. Oh yes, then there's also the gutter (the spine) size of the book.)
You can check out a tutorial I did whereby I walk you through using the CreateSpace basic as well as the formatted templates. I also show you why I prefer the basic template. You can watch it here. If you need further information you can also check the CreateSpace page here.
To download the CreateSpace templates click here.
You might feel that the CreateSpace template sizes are limiting, and may want to try using Ingram Spark. (The template sizes Ingram Spark has is below and includes both soft cover as well as hardcover. However if you are starting out there are several needs you may want to consider before going with Ingram Spark. You can watch the tutorial I have on YouTube here.)
For the Ingram Spark template link click here.
Easy print book templates from #CreateSpace. YourAuthorBusiness.com
Emma Right is a multiple award-winning and bestselling author and award-winning copywriter. When not busy caring for her homeschooled children and unschooled pets, she mentors wannabe authors to write and publish their first book, as well maximize their author business.
Customer Avatar and how to write one for your book business
Your Author YouTube Page Can Get You More Fans
How To Format Your Manuscript For Kindle, Nook & Kobo Fast and Easy, Free!
Create a WordPress author website in 1 hour, with landing page and email capture
Self publishing on Amazon: tips on publishing on KDP
Create a Custom Website with a Blog in 30 minutes
Why, when and how to use ISBN–free or paid.
Doing this before you advertise can increase your readership