I am trying to decide on the size font for a new book that is going to press and can't make up my mind about it. I thought that maybe some of you might take a moment and let me know your preferences.
The problem has to do with the retail sales cost of the book when complete. Ideally, it is my opinion that a book should be kept to as small an outside dimension as possible for several good reasons. I will not deal with that at the moment but I wanted this particular book to be about 5 1/4 '"X 8 ". This requires the book to be at least 442 pages with a font of size 10 pt. If that is raised to 11 pt. the page count goes to 522.
My concern is reading ease. So, now my question. If you are reading a book, how concerned are you with the font size of the print when making a purchase? Will the print size matter enough to keep you from readig the book. Have you thought about this and if not, would you mind looking at some of the books around your area and let me have your opinion as to whether it is of concern to you. We are talking about paper back books here.
Another quick poll. Do you consider the page color and quality in purchasing a book? Do you prefer a cream color paper over a white color?
Thanks for your time and effort in answering.