Barnes & Nobile Book Layout in Adobe Indesign

New Here ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Hello.

 

I am having the biggest problem formatting a book for Barnes & Nobile publishing, inside of InDesign. 

My OS is Win10, 64bit, latest version. InDesign is also updated to the most current version. I'm creating a 5.5-8.5  paperback book.

My Margins are...

Top: 0.5

Bottom: 0.5

Inside: 0.75

Outside: 0.5

My bleeds are...

Top: 0.125

Bottom: 0.125

Inside: 0

Outside: 0.125

 

Please see attached files for the screenshot of my InDesign layout as well as the Barnes & Nobile error message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

These are the recommended dimensions per Barnes & Nobile.

 

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<moved from download&install>

 

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My apologies.

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Do you really need bleed on a paperback book?

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New Here ,
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Hi.

 

I'm a novice when it comes to book layouts. But, according to B&S guidelines, if the layout has images that run over the edge, bleed should be added.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Are you uploading a Word document, a PDF or an InDesign document?

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Hi Derek, thanks for responding. Barnes & Nobile requires a pdf document.

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An InDesign document’s pages can be sized to any dimension—they are not necessarily the same size as the Document dimensions. Check the page sizes using the Page tool. With the Page Tool active, click a page’s thumbnail in the Pages panel and the Transform or Control panel will give you the Width and Height:

 

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Hi Rob, thanks for responding. I am aware of what you mentioned. However, the issue is that for whatever reason, my layout is not meeting Barnes & Nobile's requirements. 

 

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Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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Are you sending a PDF? If so what Export Preset did you use and have you checked the page dimensions via AcrobatPro? You can use Preflight to check individual pages or Document Properties  for the document size.

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Can you share the problem PDF?

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