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date: 28 May 2020

standard book formats (metric) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Publishing
Author(s):

Adrian Bullock,

Chris Jennings,

Nicola Timbrell

Although books can come in any size, standard formats have been developed to make optimum use in terms of cost, efficiency, and the environment of available paper sizes, printing presses, and binding and finishing equipment. Standard metric book formats appear below, with their trimmed page size given in millimetres (the conventional unit of expression), with height first, followed by width.... ...

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