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.

  • You can use \setstocksize{175mm}{108mm} – Jesper Ipsen Dec 8 '12 at 15:51
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    Try the geometry package. – Ethan Bolker Dec 8 '12 at 15:57
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    @EthanBolker, I think \setstocksize is preferable with memoir – Jesper Ipsen Dec 8 '12 at 15:59
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    @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


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


You could have something like:


\setlrmarginsandblock{1.2cm}{1.2cm}{*} % Left and right margin
\setulmarginsandblock{1.2cm}{1.2cm}{*}  % Upper and lower margin


An awesome story...

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