Sizes and Finishes of books – do they matter?

 

Books do not just vary in genre, covers and message – they also vary in sizes and finishes! Particularly for kids’ books. The question is, does size matter?

 

The short answer is, yes and no. If you have square illustrations and you have a landscape book, perhaps a square size would be more suitable. But from a small square book to a large square book, it’s all down to personal taste.

We took to our social media to see what readers and writers think of book sizes. We asked a few questions regarding the finish of book and size; these are the answers we got!

 

Firstly, we asked Paperback or Hardback – see post here!

 

The results were:

 

Paperback – 10 prefer

 

Hardback – 1 prefer

 

 

We also asked if you prefer Smaller but Cheaper square books, or larger but more expensive square books – see post here

 

The results were:

 

Small and Square – 100% of votes

 

Larger and more expensive – 0%

 

 

For Glossy or Matte – see post here

 

The results were:

 

Matte – 8 people

 

Gloss – 0 people

 

Neutral – 7 people

 

 

Simple VS detailed covers – see post here

 

The results were:

 

Simple: 3

 

Detailed: 0

 

Unsure: 5

 

 

The general consensus is simple, clean covers with a matte, paperback finish. Size people do not seem to be too concerned about – it seems for kids books smaller sizes are more popular at the moment.

 

10 Mar 2020
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