# Pocket book size for novel (10.8 x 17.5 cm)

Since a time I only use LaTeX for my writing requirements, for maths, histories, scripts, but this time I want to send a novel to a service like bubok or lulu or whatever that prints books to have it on my hands.

But it wasn't too easy at all, because I want to publish in a pocket book format (because of the book is about 50 pages, a short story) like I said in the topic (10.8 x 17.5 cm) and I spent few days looking for a configuration of the page size for memoir class, and my search is becoming a failure. So I decided to write here expecting some help for my madness idea.

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You can use \setstocksize{175mm}{108mm} –  Jesper Ipsen Dec 8 '12 at 15:51
Try the geometry package. –  Ethan Bolker Dec 8 '12 at 15:57
@EthanBolker, I think \setstocksize is preferable with memoir –  Jesper Ipsen Dec 8 '12 at 15:59
@Still, Maybe you want the foolscapvopaper paper size (6.75in x 4.25in), then you can use \documentclass[foolscapvopaper]{memoir}. –  Jesper Ipsen Dec 8 '12 at 16:00

The memoir class has its own set of macros for fixing the page layout, which differs from those of the geometry package.

The class has several pre-defined paper sizes, such as a4paper, letterpaper and b5paper. You can find them all (and what they mean) in the memoir manual. They are used as follows

\documentclass[b5paper]{memoir}


If you are not satisfied by the pre-defined sizes, then you can choose something different

\setstocksize{<height>}{<width>}
\settrimmedsize{\stockheight}{\stockwidth}{*}


You could have something like:

\documentclass{memoir}

\setstocksize{17.5cm}{10.8cm}
\settrimmedsize{\stockheight}{\stockwidth}{*}
\setlrmarginsandblock{1.2cm}{1.2cm}{*} % Left and right margin
\setulmarginsandblock{1.2cm}{1.2cm}{*}  % Upper and lower margin
\checkandfixthelayout

\begin{document}

An awesome story...

\end{document}

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