Pocket-sized books are a highly effective form of distributing hand-held and highly mobile information. Things like “quick guides” and books of inspirational quotes are perfect for pocket-sized books. Not only that, but these tiny tomes of information are also easy to ship or pass out at a gathering or conference. No matter why you want to create your pocket-sized books, we have some tips that will help you make the most of them. Let’s take a look.
Pocket-sized books should be efficient and clean.
One of the most important design elements that you consider while putting together your tiny book is how easy it is to read. Though the size of the publication will be small, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should scale the font to match it. Try to strike a balance for the contents of your pocket-sized book so that you can fit everything comfortably within the pages, but can still read the content clearly. You should also consider how your book will be carried, meaning that you need to decide on appropriate dimensions for your books. For example, a common shirt pocket is less than 4’’ wide, which means that your book will need to be a little smaller to fit if that is your goal.
Pocket-sized books tend to see a lot of wear and tear.
These books are meant to travel, which means that they tend to get placed into pockets or thrown into bags. Things like laminate covers and rounded edges will help your small books to last longer. The type of binding that you choose will also play a large role in this, so choose wisely.
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