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Page design factors affecting the cost of your book
Please note that it is impossible to calculate exactly how many pages a book will make by counting the words. Many websites quote 250 words per page as a good approximate guide but we reckon 300 would be closer; the final count depends on several factors which are explained here.
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here are several factors that affect the number of pages your book will make. Most are quite obvious:
What will a cover design cost?
Typeface.
Size of text.
Line spacing (leading to use the technical term).
Character spacing.
Page margins.
Page size.
Don’t forget to add any extra pages eg prelims, index etc, including blanks that are not part of the word count.
Whilst the choice of typeface is a matter of personal taste, it should be mentioned here that generally speaking it is better to use serif text for body copy rather than san serif. Because serif text has more detail in the individual characters, it makes for easier reading, as the brain has more information on which to base reading decisions. You might think that this would require more effort but in fact it is less tiring to read serif text in a book.

The difference between serif and san serif text
Page calculation is not an exact science – any calculation, no matter how sophisticated the formula used, must be viewed as an estimate.
The page count calculator requires you to choose the nearest approximate style to your requirements.
Free online page count calculator
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How many chapters in main text?
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ie prelims, end pages, index and other extra pages eg dividers, and including blank pages, do you need to allow for?
 
 
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We will give you 20% discount on artwork charges on the production of your book plus supply the ISBN barcode* free of charge for the back cover on all orders received before 31 MARCH 2017**.

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** Conditional on first order, 50% payment with order, balance paid on final PDF proof approval.
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1: This double page spread is set in 11pt on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond.
Clicking through the other pages will let you see the effect that changing the typeface has on the run of the text. The enlarged portion gives you a clearer idea of how the text looks.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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2: This double page spread is set in 11pt on 14pt leading Monotype Bembo.
Clicking through the other pages will let you see the effect that changing the typeface has on the run of the text. The enlarged portion gives you a clearer idea of how the text looks.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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3: This double page spread is set in 11pt on 14pt leading Adobe Caslon.
Clicking through the other pages will let you see the effect that changing the typeface has on the run of the text. The enlarged portion gives you a clearer idea of how the text looks.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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4: This double page spread is set in 11pt on 14pt leading Times New Roman.
Clicking through the other pages will let you see the effect that changing the typeface has on the run of the text. The enlarged portion gives you a clearer idea of how the text looks.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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5: This double page spread is set in 11pt on 14pt leading Times New Roman.
Clicking through the other pages will let you see the effect that changing the typeface has on the run of the text. The enlarged portion gives you a clearer idea of how the text looks.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print


1: The text on this double page spread is 11pt type (on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond).
It is difficult to easily see the difference in sizes between this double page and the next three but you can see the effect if you compare the different run overs at the end of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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2: The text on this double page spread is 10.75pt type (on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond).
It is difficult to easily see the difference in sizes between this double page and the next three but you can see the effect if you compare the different run overs at the end of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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3: The text on this double page spread is 10.5pt type (on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond).
It is difficult to easily see the difference in sizes between this double page and the next three but you can see the effect if you compare the different run overs at the end of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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4: The text on this double page spread is 10pt type (on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond).
It is difficult to easily see the difference in sizes between this double page and the next three but you can see the effect if you compare the different run overs at the end of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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1: This double page spread shows 14pt leading (11pt Adobe Garamond).
It is fairly straight forward to see the difference in between each of the double page spreads by looking at the bottom of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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2: This double page spread shows 13.5pt leading (11pt Adobe Garamond).
It is fairly straight forward to see the difference in between each of the double page spreads by looking at the bottom of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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3: This double page spread shows 13pt leading (11pt Adobe Garamond).
It is fairly straight forward to see the difference in between each of the double page spreads by looking at the bottom of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print


4: This double page spread shows 12pt leading (11pt Adobe Garamond).
It is fairly straight forward to see the difference in between each of the double page spreads by looking at the bottom of the second page.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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1: This double page spread shows a character spacing of 5 for 11pt on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond.
Notice that the characters are spaced slightly further apart than on the double page with character spacing of 0.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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2: This double page spread shows a character spacing of 0 for 11pt on 14pt leading Adobe Garamond.
Notice that the characters are spaced slightly closer together than on the double page with character spacing of 5.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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1: This double page spread has outside margins 15mm, inside margins 12mm, top margin 15mm and bottom margin 16mm.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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2: This double page spread has outside margins 19mm, inside margins 16mm, top margin 18mm and bottom margin 23mm.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
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This grid shows all the standard page sizes.
(Best viewed on a screen that lets you see as large as possible.)
Online page calculator – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
PAGE SIZE

Please choose the size that you wish your book to be printed.
The size of the book will affect the number of pages.
The two most popular book sizes are: B format – 198mm x 129mm (8″x5.25″) (standard paperback size) and A5 – 210mm x 148mm (8.25″ x 4.875″).
Click here to see a grid of other page sizes. The grid will open in a new tab or window depending on your browser.
Online page calculator – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
PAGE STYLE

Please choose the style that is nearest to the style you wish to see in your book.
Artwork for every book we produce is individually designed, but for the purposes of working out the extent (number of pages) the pages in the samples PDF are designed to help you visualise different text settings for the main body text of your book. It should only be used for this purpose. The positions and contents of running heads and folios (page numbers) can be amended to suit your preference but have been left in here to help the visualisation. You should choose a style which best approximates to your design requirements with regard to how the text visually fills the page.
“11pt on 14pt” means the size of the text is 11 point and the leading (line spacing) is 14 point.
The character spacing is shown for either “5” or “0” which are our two preferred settings in the software (Quark Xpress) we use for page make-up.
This file will also let you see the effect of changing size, leading and typeface on how the text runs on.
Please note: (a) You should not worry about widows (short lines that run over on to the next page) and orphans (first line of paragraph on its own at the foot of the page) where they appear in the text in this file. These would normally be adjusted where ever possible in an actual book but have been left here otherwise it would confuse the effect of parameter changes in the text. (b) This file does not take into account the different page sizes available in the various settings. See the last page of the Styles PDF for a grid of the available page sizes.
The text on each double page spread has a different setting indicated in pale blue at the left hand side. If you are using our Online Page Count Calculator the white number in the blue circle is the style reference used in this popup menu.
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further clarification.
If you haven’t already looked at the Styles PDF, click here to see the various styles. The PDF will open in a new tab or window depending on your browser.
Online page calculator – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
CHARACTER COUNT
Please enter the number of characters including spaces.
In Microsoft Word, select all the text you want to count and then choose Word Count from the Tools menu. It is important to choose the option including spaces or the calculator will give an inaccurate answer.
In Quark Xpress, select the text you wish to count and the choose Word and Character Count from the Utilities menu. The Half-Width Character Count includes the spaces in the text.
In Adobe Indesign, select the text you wish to count and open the Info palette from the Window menu. Characters includes spaces.
Microsoft Works does not have the facility to count characters.
There are online websites that will do a character count for you but please be sure that the count includes spaces and does not include the paragraph return as this will cause inaccuracy.
When counting characters do not include text from pages included in ‘Additional Pages’
At Self-Publish Books we have our own online character counter.
Click here to find out how many characters are in the main body of your manuscript.
The PDF will open in a new tab or window depending on your browser.
Online page calculator – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
CHAPTER COUNT

Please enter the number of chapters.
If the chapters all run on, ie a new chapter does not mean a new page, then enter ‘1’. If each new chapter starts on a new page then enter the number of chapters excluding any sections included in Additional Pages.
Online page calculator – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
ADDITIONAL PAGES

Please enter the number of additional pages.
The total number of pages not included in the main character count. This may include some or all of: title page, copyright details page, previous publications page, review pages, dedication pages, contents, section dividers, index pages, plate (photograph) pages, and any blank pages backing any of these pages.
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