(23-11-17, 08:19 AM)Bokuboy Wrote:
What if there's less than 275 words on the page? Does it count it as a full page or ignore it? What if there's only one word on that page, does it count as a full page (as it's on the next page) or is it ignored?
If it's easy to calculate, why do you bundle all the words for every story an author writes into one total and then round it down to thousands and in some cases (i.e. mine) hundreds of thousands? Why aren't there separate totals?
Round down to hundreds of thousands? No. We first count the total words, then divide by 275. Regardless of which way it is rounded, you get +/- 137 (274 total) words possible deviation. Which seems negligible for a story with hundreds of thousands of words. But it actually rounds down, so you see up to 1 page less than you actually have.
The reason of doing this is simple: most normal users aren't familiar with how long it takes a 150,000 words book to read. Did you count the words in the last book (actual book or Kindle ebook) you've picked up and read? Me neither. But they know the last half of the Harry Potter books are 600-750 pages, The Fellowship of the Ring is around 500 and still a fairly thick book, while a more casual reading is between 250 and 400. And I know the last book I've read was about 300 pages and I finished it in less than a day.