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Cast off

Precise estimation of the extent of a book based on page size, word/character count, typefaces (and their size) to be used and number/type of illustrations and tables.

This process is described in detail in the blog post mentioned below.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on calculating book length.

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