Print format and book binding

Softcover Publishing

VJ Publishing House softcover books are trade paperbacks. Trade paperback is an industry term that describes a book that is of better production quality than a mass-market paperback. Trade paperbacks are also produced in a larger size and offered at a higher price than mass-market paperbacks. Mass-market paperback books are generally cheaply made and printed on newsprint or other low-quality paper, which will discolor and disintegrate over time. Trade paperbacks, on the other hand, meet a higher standard and are printed on high-quality paper.

VJ Publishing House offers paperbacks in the following trim sizes:

Black & White

  • 5" x 8"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 8.25" x 11"

Minimum page count: 40 pages
Maximum page count: 500 pages


  • 8.5" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"

Minimum page count: 20
Maximum page count: 400

Hardcover (Black and White)


VJ Publishing House hardcover edition for Black and White books features a durable digital cloth binding, a digitally printed non-metallic comparable gold-colored ink spine, and a full-color dust jacket. The additional space provided by the interior of the dust jacket allows us to print descriptive copy about your book and your author biography on the inside flaps, while the back cover may include excerpts of reviews or endorsements. Your hardcover edition will be assigned a unique ISBN and Barcode. The hardcover format for Black and White books requires a minimum of 100 pages in the final printed format and is only available in a 6"x9" size.

Hard (Full Cover)


VJ Publishing House gives you the opportunity to preserve your color book in long-lasting hardcover format. For durability and class, each hardcover book is perfectly bound, and features a glossy, case-laminated cover. For a professional look made of  quality, 70lb white paper is used for each page. You can choose between two trim sizes: either 8.5”x 8.5” or 8.5” x 11”. The size of your hardcover format must match the paperback version. Your hardcover edition will also have its own unique ISBN assignment and Barcode.

Just like your book’s paperback format, your hardcover format will be made available in our extensive online book distribution network. In addition to VJ Publishing House Online bookstore, your hardcover format will also be distributed through Ingram the number one biggest book wholesalers in the US. It will also be available for sale on the most popular online bookstores such as Amazon online and Barnes and Noble.


book binding and types

Book Binding Sizes and Types 

VJ Publishing House publishes softcover books in perfect-bound format—a type of book binding that uses glue to hold the pages and cover together (typical of most professional books found in stores). For Black and White books, the hardcover edition features a durable cloth binding, a foil stamped spine, and a full-color dust jacket that allows room for descriptive copy about your book and your author biography on its inside flaps. Full color books in hardcover are perfect bound and printed with a glossy case-laminated cover. We do not publish wire-o, plasti-comb, three-ring, nor spiral-bound books.  Please contact one of our VJ Publishing House for further guidanceguidance.