Note: The softcover B&W formatting is already included in every Standard and Pro package. This page is designed to give you more information about the service and why it is important for your book.
All of our B&W softcover books are formatted and printed as trade paperbacks. Trade paperback is an industry term that lets readers know the book is made of higher quality materials, is produced in a larger size and is offered at a higher price than mass-market paperbacks. Typically mass-market paperbacks are printed on cheap paper and are poorly made. We want your book to last a lifetime, hence the reason we print trade paperbacks.
We offer trade paperbacks in the following sizes:
- 5" x 8"
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- 6" x 9"
- 7.5" x 9.25"
- 8.25" x 11"
CrossBooks B&W softcover books are printed on high-quality, acid-free, book-grade opaque paper stock in black and white or grayscale halftones. The cover is printed on a bright white cover stock in full color. The package you choose determines the number of free soft cover books you receive.