Dan asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

Are normal margins ok to use in a print book?

2 Answers

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Dan, you might not need to worry about that if you are not printing the book yourself. That is the printer's responsibility.  You can work out with the printer how wide you want the margins.

    If you are setting the margins for a printed book, make the inside margin - the margin next to what will be the spine - wider than the other three margins, because the glue or stitching that binds the pages together will take away a portion of the space.  The inside margin will be the left margin of all odd numbered pages and the right margin of all even number pages.The other three margins need not be as wide as the inside margin, but they should be wide margins if the block of text will be chopped (or cropped or trimmed - whatever printers call that action) to form a neat rectangle. Usually the top and bottom margins are deeper than the outside margin is wide.

    Source(s): Seeing (because reading) so many books and cursing so many narrow margins and tight gutters.
  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There's nothing "normal" about your approach to authorship, so don't worry about your margins. You could publish a book in a Yanomaman dialect and attract a greater number of readers than your autobiography ever will. 

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