This page displays the approximate weight and thickness of a book,
given its specs. It has specific details on the paper used for many
types of books at Lulu, but can
report on any book when given enough information.
This is a work in progress. Please provide feedback by weighing or
measuring your actual book, and let me know if the calculations here
Also available: A calculator that figures
royalty amounts for Lulu, and one that compares Lulu pricing with CreateSpace
Step 1. Select the dimensions of your
book from this list, or type in the dimensions.
Step 2. Are the interior pages of
black and white, or full color?
Step 3. Will the book be
Perfect bound (like a typical paperback)
Step 4. Will the book be
Ordered on lulu.com and printed in the US (by ColorCentric or
Ordered on lulu.com and printed outside the US (by Publidisa in Spain
or Antony Rowe in the UK), or
Ordered via a retail site like amazon.com (printed by LSI)?
Step 5. Your previous selections
should have automatically filled in these paper weight values. If
not, you can manually enter them, if you know them. (You can skip
steps 2 and 4 if you manually enter values here.)
Step 6. How many pages are in
This calculator was created by Steven Doerfler of Lugaru Software Ltd, makers of the
Epsilon Programmer's Editor.
Version 1 of 3 June 2008.