How To Design A Saddle Stitch Bound Book...
Use the below calculations to design your saddle stitched book.
A. Front/Back Cover Width
The width of your trim size.
B. Front/Back Cover Height
The height of your trim size.
The bleed is extra cover to ensure a proper trim so there is no white around the cover. The bleed is .125”.
D. Overall Height
Calculation: C+B+C = Overall Height
E. Overall Width
Calculation: A+A = Overall Width
You can download an interactive version of this template here.