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Old 8th April 2009, 08:19 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default CPDV in one volume

I've had some requests for the CPDV to be printed in one volume, rather than the current 7 volume set. If so, the print would be smaller.

What size book would be best for this single volume?
8.5 x 11
7 x 10
6 x 9

What size print is too small?
10 point
9 point
8 point
7 point

See attached PDF for font sizes.
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Old 8th April 2009, 09:13 PM
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Font 7 is way too small and font 8 is not very readable. Font 9 and 10 should be fine; Preferably a 10 font and maybe 6 x 9 or 7 x 10. Let's see what other members think.

I own a single volume Bible that has 9 font size and roughly 1800 pages in a 5.5 x 8 size. I think a 10 point size would fit into a 6 x 9 with roughly the same number of pages.
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Old 8th April 2009, 09:53 PM
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I have the Bible in Irish and it is a pocket-sized version, about 4x6 and the font is about 7 point, though readable . But any smaller and it would be a strain. Going by the pdf, I think 8 point would be suitable. Seven might also do. No need to use nine or ten if space is an issue.
It is unusual for a bible to have 12 point font size; all the ones I use have font in the 8-10 size range, for example the RSV (2nd ed.) So this might save some space.


Have you thought about a hardcover version, or is it possible?

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Old 8th April 2009, 10:06 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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I could do a hard cover version, but it would add to the cost without making the text any more accessible. I'll probably stay with paperback for now.

The number of pages that I can do is limited, because this is a print-on-demand process. I can't have very thin paper. I think the number of pages is also limited per book to 740.

So at 10 point type, it might fit in those limits at 8.5 x 11.
Perhaps I could use 9 points at 7 x 10.
A 6 x 9 volume would have very small print (because of the page number limit).
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Old 8th April 2009, 10:59 PM
spiriton spiriton is offline
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I have read, with no complaints, the RSV CE edition, which is 6x9. It has approx 1250 pages. After opening the pdf file, it looks like the font size is 7 or 8. I would say either one should be fine.

How about a soft leather cover?? That should hold up better than paper.

.....just my 2 cents!
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Old 8th April 2009, 11:37 PM
daytonafreak daytonafreak is offline
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Maybe you want to have it in two volumes. OT and NT
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Old 9th April 2009, 12:56 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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two volumes is a good idea; i might try to do both.
Since it is print-on-demand it is not expensive.
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Old 9th April 2009, 04:34 AM
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Default CPDV font /size

I agree with Rob, a font size of 9 or 10 is much better. Unless you wear glasses, I don't thank God, 7 and 8 are a bit of a strain on long periods of reading. The font basically is the big factor in determining the paper size. Since the final print, is likely a paperback, then a 6x9 page size may be better, if possible in a 9 or 10 font size.

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