How many A4 pages is suitable for a book?
Question: I'm currently writing a book, i intend it to be your average sized book at about 300+ pages long. How many A4 pages will this equate to on my Microsoft Word?
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If the book is a picture book, then maybe about 19 to 25 pages is good. 30 max. If the book is a chapter book, but for littler kids, probably around 30 to 35 pages. If the book is for first through second graders, then maybe about 40 to 45 pages. Third graders and fourth graders should read about 45 to 50 pages. Fifth graders and 6th graders, 55 to 60 pages. 8th and 7th graders- 65 to 70 pages 9th-10th more than 70pgs, less than 80pgs 11th and 12th should be about 80 pages If it’s a book about education or something like science, like one of those huge books people have to read in college, then you have a LOONG way to go. Probably like 500 pages. Hope that helps, and more, hope I'm right!
Single space 12 pt: two typed to one printed. Double space 12 pt: one typed to one printed. In general. Just so you know, publishers and editors think in word count, not page numbers. When they get a manuscript, they take the word count, and, by knowing the number of words per page for the different layouts they have available (hardcover, large soft cover, supermarket paperback) they figure how many pages the final book will be. Doing this will average out pages with lots of dialog and therefore lots of white space. The shortest novels you'll see on the shelf are about 40,000 words, or just over 150 pages. This is for the Young Adult market. Adult books are usually 60,000 to 100,000, but of course some are very much longer (but usually not over 200,000 words - about the size of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). More info than you need at this point, but the more you know about how publishing works the better off you'll be. Have fun writing!
The pocket books are almost A5 and if you plan to use that book, well about 150 - 200 A4 size pages. But if the book is bigger, then it would be almost same, may be 75 to 80%. I am a book reviewer and get books of various sizes and various fonts. May be you could look at a book of the size that you have in mind and talk to the publisher.
I think you should make an estimate of the number of words on a book page that pretty much represents the kind of writing you're doing. If you use a lot of dialog, make an estimate of a book page with dialog. And if you use description, make another estimate. Those two estimates should about cover it, and you can then make your third estimate. MY estimate is that 11,900 words is considered, at least by me, to be a longish short story, and a couple thousand or so more words would put you in the novella range. Best of luck with your work--
Unless you intend to self-publish, don't even worry yourself about this. Finish the damn manuscript. A publisher will determine what size book, font, and layout to use for the book. None of that is determined by the author.
I have no clue however I can tell you books published by word count just because of this problem. Font, page size and all that affects the pages used per book. Under 60,000 words you have a short story around 180,000 words is the highest, though sometimes fantasy and really who you are author wise allows you to go over. Looking in Microsoft 2007 though theres a button on the bottom right of the page that say 'read full page story' when you scroll over on it. I don't know what program you using but on 07 if you click on this button it makes it story like size (two pages right and left etc.). In a five page chapter of my story (2,866 words) this mode makes it nine pages. You can do the math if you'd like to find out what that could mean for your story, but really I suggest going by words. Hope I helped, :D
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