Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Page Sizes of Printed Books and Screen and Pixel Sizes of E-Book Viewers




Greetings to all...

About Printed Book Sizes

If you are thinking of producing a work as a printed book, the table below will help you to provide information. Seeing which sizes are more preferred for which books will shed light on what you should design and how. Let's also say this, you don't necessarily have to be in these patterns, and you don't have to be stuck in these patterns. This will allow you to see only the most preferred ones. Let me give you an advice. If you don't have to worry about the impact of your work in any field, you can print your work in an innovative size you want. If you believe that you are doing your job sincerely, do not ignore my opinion.


Printed Book Sizes and Most Used Areas

13.5×21 cm - For Large Books or Plain Text


11×17 cm - For Pocket Size Books or Plain Texts


13×19.5 cm - For General Books


16×23 cm - For Workbooks


22×22 cm - For Prestige Books, Design Books and Product Catalogs


21×29.7 cm - For Training Books and Test Books


About EBook Reader Device Dimensions

Now let's see the aspect ratios and pixel resolutions of some popular devices that should be known when creating e-books. As a matter of fact, these rates in e-books are not very valid for only text books. Because with automatic editing, only text books are already adapting to every screen. For this reason, e-books such as Roman do not have a page count. The main reason for this is that we can reduce or enlarge the size of the text while reading e-books. If we reduce the size of the text, the number of pages will decrease, and when we increase the size of the text, the number of pages will increase. These will give relatively different results on each device.


Another example for better understanding; Let's say we have a composition assignment and we opened the word and wrote our article without any pre-setting. We made a print preview of the article we wrote that way and saw that it was 3 pages. Let's just say it's a little short for us. What can we do without adding anything new to our article? We can increase the size of the text. Yes, if we increase a 12-point text to 17-point, the number of pages will increase. As seen in the virtual environment, the number of pages varies relatively. In the end, even in word, the number of pages changes in this way, and even by changing the type of paper we print, we change the number of pages. If we write an A4 paper as A3 paper type, the number of pages will decrease, if we make A5, it will increase even more. I hope all these have given us clues to understand the number of pages in virtual books.


Then a question comes to our minds, where the screen ratios and pixel resolutions of these devices will be useful for us. Here is the answer to this question; If we are going to design more fixed-order e-books, it will work for us. The most well-known of the fixed order e-books are comics such as cartoons and manga, children's books, product promotion catalogs and all kinds of books in which pictures are quite sufficient. If we are designing such a book, dimensions become the most important phenomenon for us. Because the text format easily adapts to screens of all sizes, but since the pictures are not such easily bent and twisted things, there may be serious problems when they are displayed on the screen. Sometimes it is very small, sometimes very large, sometimes divided into two pages and it becomes incomprehensible what it is, etc. Many more problems may occur. Aspect ratios are very important for this.


Although there is no solution as the ideal aspect ratio, if we know the readers used by the audience we will reach, we can at least standardize our work for this audience. In order to give you a general idea, we present the aspect ratio and resolutions of some devices below.


Device Name - Aspect Ratio - Screen Size (Pixels)

Apple iPad 2 and 3 4:3 (16:12) 2048 x 1536


Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ 16:10 2560 x 1600


NOOK HD 16:10 1440 x 900


Kobo Arc7 HD 16:10 1920 x 1200


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ 16:10 1280 x 800


Google Nexus 10 16:10 1280 x 800



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Mehmet TURHAN



www.metulangu.com 




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