January 10, 2015 in 

A-format books refers to mass market paperbacks with trimmed page dimensions of 178x111mm (unsewn).

The A-format paperback standard size for mass-market paperbacks is 4.25 inches wide by 7.0 inches tall, with an approximate spine width of 0.5 inches. These page dimensions make this a convenient book format for readers to carry and fit comfortably into most purses or back pockets.

A-format books for mass market paperbacks is usually for publishing books that measure 4.25 inches wide by 7.0 inches tall and is smaller than the B-format, also often used by trade publishers for trade paperbacks.

These books are also usually published by major publishing houses that contain less than 200 pages, often published in mass quantities – hence their name. Small mass-market paperbacks in A-format are less costly than hardcover books and make an economical option for readers on a tight budget. Popular genres for mass-market paperbacks include romance and mystery novels and nonfiction works, such as literary texts. Recently some mass-market paperbacks have even been made available as electronic books giving readers more ways to consume reading material! From quick reads to classic novels, budget-conscious books such as those in A-format books are surefire winners!

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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