Technical Specifications

We are currently unable to accept new projects at any of our locations due to pandemic-related circumstances. If you have already printed with us in the past and would like to order more books, please email your request to ebm@shakeandco.com.

We appreciate your patience as we work through our backlog. We are currently behind on responding to emails but will get back to you as quickly as we are able.

We print books from two PDFs, one for the full color cover and another for the interior. Books can be 15 to 800 pages. Trim sizes can range anywhere from 4.5” x 5” to 8.25” x 10.5”.For the interior, we offer two paper options: white or cream. The cover can be glossy or matte.

We offer a range of technical services from a simple consultation to make sure your PDFs are print-ready to fully designing the layout and the cover so that your book comes out as a beautiful, bookstore-quality paperback.

If you’d like to format and design your book yourself, check out a more detailed description of our Technical Requirements. This DIY Guide may also be helpful. Check out a sample cover and interior, and download a couple of interior templates here and here.