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Title: line spacing
Post by: thmurray3 on July 10, 2020, 08:30:29 am

In print novels, what should the line spacing be, 1 or 1.15? With 1 my novel has 280 pages and with 1.15 it has 350 pages!
Title: Re: line spacing
Post by: LDB on July 10, 2020, 09:08:21 am
That's interesting because 280 times 1.15 would be 322 pages and going from 280 to 350 pages is a 1.25x increase.
Title: Re: line spacing
Post by: boxer44 on July 10, 2020, 10:05:39 am
Might be correct tho', when you think about chapter breaks etc, which do not increase spacing with line spacing changes but still affect total pages. If enough chapters end on upper half of page when space increases, then it will add pages proportunately in print. 

If you do not page-break chapters in E-book, then the spacing between chapters will increase between chapter headings proportionately depending on line spacing.  I know, weird, but computers do not think (usually), so what you feed it is what you get out. :)

Amazon counts print pages if you publish a print book first - otherwise, if you publish E-book first, then print book, it counts the e-book pages (always less) unless you contact Amazon and ask it to use print page count - after you publish it.  Amazon will not change it unless both versons are already published.
Title: Re: line spacing
Post by: thmurray3 on July 10, 2020, 12:36:33 pm
Thanks, but should it be 1.00 or 1.15?
Title: Re: line spacing
Post by: Ann in Arlington on July 10, 2020, 04:00:51 pm
Are you asking because you have a book you've written and need to know how to format it? That's a question to ask the authors who hang in the Writer's Cafe.

I haven't read a print novel in years .... literally since 2008 when I got my kindle. I can set the line spacing for whatever is comfortable for me.