It may seem a silly consideration but the size of the book can be an important issue for purchasers. Also, as mentioned earlier if you are using a Print on Demand service the more pages in the book the more costly it is to produce.
For me when selecting a book on Kindle I am always happiest if it is in the 300 – 400 page range, I would probably miss on a page count below say 250. I guess this attitude has been engendered by being caught in purchasing 80-page novellas.
Giving greater thought to internal design many designers quote on a page rate so I needed additional information.
This info is cut from: http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/selfpublish/interior-design
And as additional information often does it only complicates the issue,
Clearly the font and point type effects the number of pages.
COPPERPLATE – BOOK ANTIQUA
HELVETICA NEUE – GARAMOND 11
CHAMPIGNON – GOUDY OLD STYLE
FUTURA – PALATINO 11
GILL SANS – CASLON 10
Determining the Font to Use.
This chart is stolen from a post by Walton in a Create Space discussion.
|Minion||Times New Roman||Stemple Garamond||Garamond||Palatino||ITC New Baskerville|
|ITC New Baskerville||Garamond||Times Ten||Janson||Book Antiqua||FF Scala|
|FF Scala||Bookman Old Style||ITC Weidemann||Bembo||Georgia||Minion Pro|
|FF Scala Sans||Book Antiqua||Sabon Next||Caslon||Adobe Garamond||Electra|
|Adobe Garamond||Palatino||Electra||Bookman||Adobe Garamond|
|Trade Gothic||LinoLetter||Century Schoolbook||Dante|
Note 12/5: It seems I ignore my own advice often. I used Palatino Linotype (11) , again due to the internal design template I used.
Maybe a blog on ‘Ignoring your own advice’ would be good!