Will your book be a softcover or hardcover book? Will it have color or black & white pages? Books come in all shapes and sizes, from pocket books to textbooks. What shape and size will best suit your manuscript?
The books we’re most familiar with are standard sizes for printing: 5.5″ x 8.5″ or 6″ x 9″. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to those sizes. Suppose your poetry has short lines? A taller, narrower book may better suit your poems. Or, a squarish shape could complement your memoir, allowing ample room for images and narrative.
Your book is unique. Its size, look, and shape will depend on your subject matter, writing style, images, and choice of printing methods. All these are taken into account during the design stage of your book.
Biographies are examples of nonfiction works. Most biographies are nonfiction, but not all nonfiction works are biographies by any means. We say “most” biographies, because a biography of a fictional character is really a fictional book.
The most commonly read works are works of fiction. Fiction books are ones that have been made up. Perhaps some of their elements are based on hints of truth, but they have been elaborated, fabricated, and used to embellish into a new story.