Softcover Publishing

AuthorHouse UK 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 discolour and disintegrate over time. Trade paperbacks, on the other hand, meet a higher standard and are printed on high-quality paper.

AuthorHouse UK offers paperbacks in the following trim sizes:

Black & White

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

Minimum page count: 48 pages
Maximum page count: 900 pages


  • 8.5" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"

Minimum page count: 24
Maximum page count: 480

Call 0800 0148641 or +44 20 3695 6322 (Intl) to order

or speak to a AuthorHouse UK team member for more information about this service

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.