You should now have two PDF files – one for the book block, and one
for the book cover. It’s a good idea to include a tag like _bookblock.pdf
or _cover.pdf in your two file names to make them easily
distinguishable during the upload process.
Now let’s make sure that everything is in order with your two files so
that your finished book will look polished and professional. Use the
following checklist before submitting your files for printing.
BOOK BLOCK CHECKLIST
All of the pages of my book block match my book’s intended
trim size – they are not formatted 8.5” x 11”.
The book block PDF is saved as single page layout, not as a two-
All fonts are embedded.
The length of my book conforms to the minimum and
maximum page requirements of the EBM (between 40 and 800
The trim size of my book is between 4.5” wide x 5” high and
8.25” wide x 10.5” high.
My margins are wide enough (we recommend at least 0.8”).
Important elements of my book fall to the right side (on odd
numbered pages). Blank pages are inserted where necessary.
Images in the book block meet the printer’s resolution
requirement of 300 dpi. No web images (72 dpi) are included.
My book block is saved as a PDF (not an MS Word document).