Ad Specifications & Design Services

Book Formats:

  • Format, Regular or Large, is typically determined by the number of households in each publication. For information on which format a certain book will be published as, contact your Account Executive or the GBP Home Office. Traditionally, Large format is for publications with 2,500 or more households.

Ad Specifications:

  • All GBP Publications feature full color covers that offer full color advertisements on the prime locations (back cover, inside covers, and the center spread). The inside pages feature black & white printing. To view the dimensions of advertisements for both Regular and Large Format, click on the Spec Sheets at the bottom of the page.

Design Services:

  • Guide Book Publishing includes complimentary design services in the price of your advertisement. Our Graphic Artists can completely design your ad or re-design an existing ad. All we need from you is the information (ad copy) to include in your ad, and original images for any specific photos or clipart appearing in your ad. We also have access to thousands of stock photos from which we can help you choose an image.

Images from Websites:

  • We do NOT recommend using logos from a website, as the majority of images on websites are low resolutions that do not print well. Please submit the highest quality logo or image you have access to in order to ensure a high quality print job.

Software Used at GBP:

  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and MS Publisher on a PC Platform.


The new Guide Book & Directory has received nothing but praises. This is the first real practical directory our parish has acquired in over 30 years.

Don Williams, Development Director
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX