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This tag should be used for questions about the pages contained in a book, such as questions about the amount of pages needed for certain categories of books, the guidelines to creating and designing pages or questions about technical details about formatting pages in software.

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Should a subsection begin on the same page that another ends?

I'm writing a textbook with multiple (potentially disjoint) sections in a chapter. Does it make more sense to break the section and start it on a new page, or just have it start from where the ...
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How many pages are required to be in each chapter?

I’m writing a book right now. The chapter that I just finished seems as if it’s done but it’s only four pages. Should I leave it as it is, or does it need more pages?
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How many pages is a 90,000-word manuscript supposed to be?

I use white space in my novel. Right now it's 5000 words in 30 pages in MS Word. Font is Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced. At this rate, my 90K novel will be about 500 pages. How many pages ...
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Is page range inclusive or exclusive?

When writing a bibliography entry, if I want to cite pages 1 up to 10, including both 1 and 10 (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) should I write 1-10 or 1-11?
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Page count conversion from single to double-space for submissions

When an agent/publisher limits manuscript submissions to your first 50 pages, and goes on to say it should be double-spaced as an attachment, does that mean your first 50 pages from your single-spaced ...
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Is it much costlier to self-publish a 6x9 book than a 5x8 with a POD printer?

Does the amount of pages and/or the number of copies printed determine the cost just as much as trim size? I was thinking of using KDP or possibly Advanced Print & Finishing (bestbookprinting.com),...
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How many book pages would 891 words be?

I'm writing something and the font is Alegreya in 13 font size. So far I have 891 words and 4 pages. How many pages would that be in a book?
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Should all books have page numbers?

I am interested in whether there are any compelling reasons why print books should always have page numbers. In particular, I am thinking of books comprising many elements that are each typically ...
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PoD page limits

LuLu has an 800 pp. limit on their PoD books. What are some other alternatives to LuLu that allow printing more pages per volume (e.g., 1200)?
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How many poems are in an average book of poems?

I am thinking of making a book of poetry and was wondering how many poems do I need?
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Reset page numbers in Scrivener

In Scrivener, is there any way to get the page numbers to start only at the beginning of the manuscript? I have my formatting so that they don't display in the front matter, but when the page number ...
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Who Makes the Front Page Cover for a Novel?

I'm in the middle of writing a crime/thriller book on Microsoft Word 2010. But after writing it, do I have to make a front page cover? Or does the publisher do it for you?
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How to get 2 different page numberings in the same document in MS Word?

Let's say I have a 6 page document. (MS Word) I want the first 3 pages to be numbered i, ii, iii and the remaining 3 pages to be numbered 1, 2, 3 How can I achieve this? I tried the automatic ...
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What constitutes as a page? Single or double spaced on google docs?

I am currently writing a teen novel in google docs. Right now, I'm considering a page single spaced. What is the industry standard for what a page is considered?
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What is the purpose of using Roman numerals as page numbers?

I'm in the process of writing a dissertation for my university degree. I have looked at examples online where people have used Roman numerals as page numbers for the preliminary pages of the ...
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Page turnings clarification [closed]

In my story, to go to next page I wrote "I completed my sentence and turned the page.". But now I want to go back to my previous page, I wrote "I realized that I have missed something, so I turned the ...
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Typography of page numbers

I regularly write texts in LaTeX. Its book class places page numbers on pages of normal text but not on chapter-starting pages. Some books use roman letters in the beginning, and I was criticised by ...
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I want to write a Choose Your Own Adventure styled e-book, what's a good approach?

If you don't remember, Choose Your Own Adventure books had bits of a story, then options for the reader to give them more of a feeling of control in their adventure: "If you want to walk through the ...
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Hand wrote 200 page novel- how many typed pages is that?

I wrote 200 pages in a good sized notebook in my tiny, illegible handwriting and I now have the task of typing it up. I am slightly terrified that I'll do it and find that I have only half as many. ...
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Should paragraphs split over pages in thesis?

I am writing a technical thesis with quite a few figures, tables and equations. These items break up the "flow" of the document. To mitigate this some journals suggest placing such items at the top or ...
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Characters time spending: Are there any good limits for time spending on characters of secondary list?

Are there any good limits or rules of proportion between time (or pages) spending on characters of primary list and secondary list? I mean, that if character of secondary list appears only at the ...
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Software recommendations for magazine layout?

I use Word now but I would like to find a better software for laying out a magazine. In this magazine, I would like to create columns (2 or 3 depending on the page), insert image on 1, 2 or 3 columns ...
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Best way to Write a Table of Contents for Awkward Pagination

I have a piccadilly journal that I use for taking notes on self-taught subjects and I have an awkward structure for pagination and page structure: Page numbers only exist on the right hand side of ...
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Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?

To be considered a "real" book, is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages one should have? If it has too few then people call it a short story (e.g., Fahrenheit 451) and if it has too many ...
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