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 novella’s.
Giving greater thought to internal design many designers quote on a page rate so I needed additional information.
This info is cut from:
And as you would expect this only complicates the issue, as additional information often does.
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
So now I need to determine which font I need to use.
This chart is stolen form 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|
Find your word count
In Scrivener either click the highest menu in the tree, the full word count is recorded on the bottom information bar, or click Project in the main menu and Project Statistics in the scroll down.
If you are working hard and using Word rather than Scrivener then, click anywhere in your document and your word count will show in the status bar at the bottom left, or select Review in the menu ribbon and Word Count in the drop down.