View Full Version : Pages = Word Count?

07-22-2007, 06:50 PM
Hello! I recently received a positive response to a proposal for a college textbook. I queried the publisher directly and was pleasantly surprised when I received the phone call. At any rate, my question is...

If the finished textbook must be between 215-245 pages, about how many words or manuscript pages is that equivalent to (with no images)? Anyone know the formula to compute this?


07-23-2007, 03:35 AM
There's no way to know if you don't know the format of the text, and even then it would be a bit of a guess. Just ask the editor how many words they want--they deal in word counts as a matter of routine.