Book Design and Imaging

Page count guidelines for ideal hard cover sizing

Back when they books were priced differently, there was a rough guideline as to how many pages to fit in a cover before you needed a larger sized cover….

I’m not expressing this well, so let me restate with a specific example:

Say the number of pages I’m submitting is for Premium Lustre paper and I have 160 pages, but if I make it 164 pages, it would need a larger spine and would look funny since the larger spine only partly full…

Is there a hard number that I should be shooting for to “fill” the spine?

I’m guessing – 120, 160, 180, 200???


Tom O’Connell

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Dec 29, 2013 11:32pm PDT