I have a question, essentially about how to best format and make a PoD-appropriate version of a large manuscript. In this case it is a Bible version, but other people might have other large volumes that meet the same issues.
The reviews at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1494913402/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1494913402&linkCode=as2&tag=jonascorn-20 identify two issues with the Classic Orthodox Bible as it is presently published:
1: The formatting is terrible.
2: The physical paperback book is huge even though the Old Testament is in too small print.
The first one I have a clear picture of how to improve.
The second one is a point where I would like to better know my options.
Regular Bibles, printed on superthin paper, are printed using technology under conditions where it is only profitable to print ~10,000 Bibles per print run. The paperback Classic Orthodox Bible is printed using CreateSpace PoD, where I was barely able to get things in at the existing font size using the largest trim size and overall the largest font size I could get in under the maximum size.
For the second one, what are my options to produce a (perhaps behemothic) single volume that has the Bible in question, has all text at a readably large font size, and given all these things, is as manageable in physical size as is reasonably possible?