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Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
80, 90gsm 115, 120gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Matt/Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Matt/Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Mixam is rated Excellent on

4.8 out of 5, based on 3166 reviews.
16 hours ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
First time using Mixam and found it oh so easy to order a bespoke size, choose the paper weights and upload content and cover files. Delivery was swift and on the day predicted. High quality, too, at a very competitive cost.
1 day ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Was delivered quick and quality was amazing defineltey recommend using mixam
1 day ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I am thrilled with the A5 photo books I ordered. Excellent service & speedy turnaround from placing my order to receiving it. I was worried the colours wouldn’t be reproduced well but they were perfect, I made sure I followed the advice given on Mixam’s website to prepare my files & upload the pdf I created using Affinity Publisher. I will definitely be using Mixam again.
2 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I’ve been using Mixam for a few years now and the website & ordering system is the best out there, as are their prices and service.
3 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Great quality print results, competitive pricing, quick turnaround and helpful customer service and technical staff.
3 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Always an excellent service, easy to use interface, fast turn-around, great quality at an affordable price. What's not to love?…💗
3 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
One of the best customer service I’ve received. Super vigilant and friendly. Very impressed and so happy with my order.
4 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Mixam do produce a very good product overall and the automated file upload facility is fine. Always have issues with hardback covers as Mixam have an unusual way of measuring the artwork. Not always the cheapest
5 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
The team at Mixam are always so helpful when I make mistakes with InDesign, at which I'm a noice to say the least.... Printing is done quickly and efficently too. I can't recommend them enough!
6 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Excellent service, good communication, website very functional and easy to use, but more than anything, absolutely brilliant print reproduction. very happy to endorse and continue using Mixam for our Press.
6 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Mixam was reccomended to our society and we started using their services in the summer 2019. We have found Mixam to be very professional, helpful and continually courteous. On the few occasions that we have needed to contact their helpdesk, they have always shewn a keen interest in our custom and in answering our inquiries. And on top of this, we consider their products and prices to be very reasonable.
7 days ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
As a person from outside of the industry wanting to print a large document as a one off, I found the website easy to use and create the document that I needed. It arrived beautifully printed and as expected.
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I almost went with another company for my black and white photography zine, but they were double the price of what Mixam quoted, so I decided to go with Mixam. I'm glad I did! I ended up with 50 beautifully printed zines which also arrived 2 days earlier than expected. I wasn't sure what to expect as the cost was so low, but the print quality is top-notch. If you're interested in printing a black and white photography zine I'd definitely recommend Mixam and going for black print throughout. I'll definitely be using them again for my next zine.
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
I was very impressed by the courtesy, enthusiasm and expertise of all the staff at Mixam. The turnaround on my booklet was excellent: the PDFs were sent on Monday and copies received Friday morning. The finished product was very good, and was much complimented on by those who used the printed copies. This is the third time I have employed Mixam for my printing needs; they have always done a good job. I am more than happy to recommend them to other people. Fr. Philip Graham Seed
1 week ago [Catalogs, Magazines & Booklets]
Fantastic and fast service! We ordered a booklet of words and photographs mainly for family use. The product was beautifully printed, well packed, and arrived a day ahead of schedule. We would definitely use Mixam again.
Info for file setup

Paperback Book Print File Setup

How to upload your files
You can upload your files in a way that suits you - as single pages or spreads, individual files for each page, or as a single combined file.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
Bleed
We ask for a 3mm bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Binding
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 3mm bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.