We offer lots of print-ready PDF sizes, including 7" x 10", etc.

However, each of our ebook sizes corresponds to a subset of these print book sizes.

The reason for this is that we keep the pagination the same and just change the margins. This way, your print-ready PDF is as close as possible to the ebook.

We do not show every possible print book size on the Export Print-Ready PDF page, since if we did, there would be two problems:

  1. The list would be too long and overwhelming.
  2. Some combinations of ebook size and print book size do not make sense.

Instead, on the Export Print-Ready PDF page, we only show the print book sizes which make sense for the page size of your ebook. This page size is determined by the Theme of your book. 

The standard themes (Business, Fiction and Technical) each have a different page size for the ebook. The Business and Fiction themes use US Trade for their ebook page size and their print-ready PDF page size. The Technical theme uses US Letter for its ebook page size, and it offers four print-ready PDF page sizes (US Letter, 8.0" x 10.0", 8.25" x 10.0" and 8.25" x 10.75").

Business Theme

  • Ebook Page Size: US Trade (6.0" x 9.0" | 15.2cm x 22.9cm)
  • 1 Print-ready PDF Page Size: US Trade (6.0" x 9.0" | 15.2cm x 22.9cm)

Fiction Theme

  • Ebook Page Size: US Trade (6.0" x 9.0" | 15.2cm x 22.9cm)
  • 1 Print-ready PDF Page Size: US Trade (6.0" x 9.0" | 15.2cm x 22.9cm)

Technical Theme (uses US Letter not Technical page size!)

  • Ebook Page Size: US Letter (8.5" x 11.0" | 21.6cm x 27.9cm)
  • 4 Print-ready PDF Page Sizes: US Letter (8.5" x 11.0" | 21.6cm x 27.9cm); 8.0" x 10.0", 8.25" x 10.0", 8.25" x 10.75"

Please note that our Free plan only has these three basic themes (Business, Fiction and Technical).

Our Standard and Pro plans also allow you to choose a Custom Theme which can have 7 ebook page sizes, a lot more print-ready PDF sizes, and a TON of other formatting options.

Click here for a free 14-day trial of a Standard or Pro plan.

The 7 ebook page sizes you can choose with a Custom Theme are:

  1. US Letter (8.5" x 11.0", 21.6cm x 27.9cm)
  2. A4 Paper (8.27" x 11.69", 21.0cm x 29.7cm)
  3. Technical (7.0" x 9.1", 17.8cm x 23.1cm)
  4. US Trade (6.0" x 9.0", 15.2cm x 22.9cm)
  5. A5 Paper (5.83" x 8.27", 14.8cm x 21.0cm)
  6. Digest (5.5" x 8.0", 14.0cm x 20.3cm)
  7. Paperback (4.25" x 6.87", 10.8cm x 17.4cm)

For each of these ebook sizes with a Custom Theme, here are the supported print-ready PDF sizes we offer:

Print-ready PDF sizes for US Letter ebook page size (8.5" x 11.0", 21.6cm x 27.9cm)

US Letter - 8.5" x 11.0" 21.6cm x 27.9cm
8 x 10 inches - 8.0" x 10.0" 20.3cm x 25.4cm
8.25 x 10 inches - 8.25" x 10.0" 21.0cm x 25.4cm
8.25 x 10.75 inches - 8.25" x 10.75" 21.0cm x 27.3cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for A4 Paper ebook page size (8.27" x 11.69", 21.0cm x 29.7cm)

A4 Paper - 8.27" x 11.69" 21.0cm x 29.7cm
8.26 x 11.69 inches - 8.26" x 11.69" 21.0cm x 29.7cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for Technical ebook page size (7.0" x 9.1", 17.8cm x 23.1cm)

Note that this is Technical page size, not the Technical theme. The Technical theme uses US Letter paper (8.5" x 11"), ironically.

7 x 10 inches 7.0" x 10.0" 17.8cm x 25.4cm
7.44 x 9.69 inches 7.44" x 9.69" 18.9cm x 24.6cm
7.5 x 9.25 inches 7.5" x 9.25" 19.0cm x 23.5cm
7.44 x 9.68 inches 7.44" x 9.68" 18.9cm x 24.6cm
Crown Quarto 7.44" x 9.68" 18.9cm x 24.6cm
Technical 7.0" x 9.1" 17.8cm x 23.1cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for US Trade ebook page size (6.0" x 9.0", 15.2cm x 22.9cm)

US Trade 6.0" x 9.0" 15.2cm x 22.9cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for A5 Paper ebook page size (5.83" x 8.27", 14.8cm x 21.0cm)

A5 Paper 5.83" x 8.27" 14.8cm x 21.0cm
6.14 x 9.21 inches 6.14" x 9.21" 15.6cm x 23.4cm
6.69 x 9.61 inches 6.69" x 9.61" 17.0cm x 24.4cm
6.13 x 9.21 inches 6.13" x 9.21" 15.6cm x 23.4cm
6.625 x 10.25 inches 6.625" x 10.25" 16.8cm x 26.0cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for Digest ebook page size (5.5" x 8.0", 14.0cm x 20.3cm)

Digest 5.5" x 8.0" 14.0cm x 20.3cm
Digest, 5.25x8 5.25" x 8.0" 13.3cm x 20.3cm
Digest, 5.5x8.5 5.5" x 8.5" 14.0cm x 21.6cm
5 x 8 inches 5.0" x 8.0" 12.7cm x 20.3cm
5.06 x 7.81 inches 5.06" x 7.81" 12.9cm x 19.8cm
5.25 x 8 inches 5.25" x 8.0" 13.3cm x 20.3cm
5.83 x 8.26 inches 5.83" x 8.26" 14.8cm x 21.0cm

Print-ready PDF sizes for Paperback ebook page size (4.25" x 6.87", 10.8cm x 17.4cm)

Paperback 4.25" x 6.87" 10.8cm x 17.4cm

So, in short, to get a 7" x 10" print-ready PDF export, you do this:

  1. Choose the Custom theme at Author > Books > your book > Settings > Book Theme. (Switch to a Standard or Pro plan if necessary.)
  2. Choose the "Technical" page size.  Note that this is NOT the same
    as choosing the Technical theme (which uses 8.5" x 11" page size); the
    Technical page size is 7.0" x 9.1" page size.
  3. Save the theme choice.
  4. Go to the print-ready PDF export page at Author > Books > your book
    > Export > Print-Ready PDF
  5. You will see both 7" x 10" and 7.5" x 9.25" page size choices

In terms of the "switch to a Standard or Pro plan if necessary" part of step 1 above: Leanpub is a bootstrapped startup, which has raised $0 in funding.

We rely on the support of our authors and readers. So, we have these plans to help us cover our costs.

If you are a Leanpub author who is reading this article, chances are you're getting at least as much value from Leanpub in a month as you are from, say, Netflix. Netflix costs money, and so do our Standard and Pro plans.

Click here to get a free 14-day trial of a Standard or Pro Plan.

Did this answer your question?