How pages are counted in a Blurb book

Blurb books can have up to 440 pages with standard paper and up to 240 pages with our heavier papers. (110 pages for Layflat books). We count these pages just like you would with any other book, so if you're a visual learner, grab the nearest book off the shelf and take a look.

Page 1 appears on the right hand side of your book on the first leaf of paper.


Pages 1 and 2 are the front and back side of the same leaf of paper.

Pages 2 and 3 appear side by side in a two-page spread.


A 40 page book will have 20 leaves of paper with a front and back for a total of 40 page surfaces.

Blurb books have a minimum page count of 20 pages (10 fronts and 10 backs), or 24 pages for a Trade format book. We can't manufacture a book with fewer pages than this.

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