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Old 12th March 2018, 13:45
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Trouble with reducing font size is text isn't pleasing on the eye & publishers don't like that. I am helping a chap who wrote a 160000 word book with no more than 30 photos. No publisher was interested. I managed to reduce it to 80000 words for him but still no interest not helped by lack of photos. It is a fine balance but photos help considerably.
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Re: Do 17

Chris, as for photos, I would go as far as to say that more than 90% of the buyers don't actually read the main text, but rather look at the illustrations and, perhaps, read the captions. Therefore, proper, abundant illustration is paramount to the (commercial) success of niche market books like ours are.
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Dénes: Agreed. This is why Frontline have this series of good quality photos, 2 per page max with as full a captions as possible
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Yes, it would begin to cut pages. Just make sure the font is still readable at the chosen/desired size.




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Reducing font size is an excellent thing. I really loved the 2-volume set From Barbarossa to Odessa as it was filled with text, not empty space. Some Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust books are awful as the font is huge that in order to get the text within the page count the line spacing has been cut too narrow in relation to the font height.

It is also imperative to keep lines short (i.e. an A4 page is best with 3 columns, 2 is ok, but 1 is terrible). A very good layout example is Dennis Jenkins's Space Shuttle book.

I, for one, prefer text over photos, especially if the photos are not of premium quality (e.g. in an aircraft close up photo the resolution is too low to show rivet lines) and show generic scenes (production line photos showing manufacturing and design features are excellent, but most frontline photos are simply uninteresting).
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