Trail Blazer Press FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

  • The smallest possible size is a 4.5 inch by 5 inch book. For best results, the smallest book we recommend is the 5 x 5 size.

  • The largest possible size is a 8 inch by 10.5 inch book. The largest size we recommend is the 7 x 10 size. 

  • A quick way to resize a PDF to a new overall document size and preserve the formatting is the free online tool here:, opens a new window

  • To print images or text on the spine of the book, the spine must be at least 0.26 inches wide. Books will need a minimum of 100 pages on premium white paper to achieve a spine that is at least 0.26 inches wide.

  • Yes! Both the cover and interior pages can be printed in color.

  • Quality trade paperback books.

  • A unique number assigned by the Library of Congress. An LCCN number helps make it easier for libraries and other organizations using bibliographic data to acquire your book. An LCCN must be acquired before publishing a title. Trail Blazer Press can provide you with information that shows you how to apply for this yourself. 

  • A unique number for identifying a specific book used by bookstores and retailers. You can add an ISBN anytime, even after publication.

  • Trail Blazer Press provides step-by-step instructions, opens a new window to help you learn how to format your Book Block and Cover Sheet. We do not offer formatting and design services. Upon request we can help connect you with freelancers for hire that offer formatting assistance.

  • We believe it is best to allow our authors to directly file any claims with the Copyright Office. Most find it a relatively straightforward process and we can provide you some basic information upon request by email. Copyright can be filed for after publication.

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