Calculating the weight of the paper and book
I am wondering why the "standard" weight calculations are not working for me. I get (from various print industry sites) that 60# paper is 500 sheets of 25x38 stock that weigh 60 pounds.
So, 25 x 38 x 500 = 475000 square inches of standard stock that weighs 60 pounds.
My book is 5.83 x 8.26 x 141 = 6790 square inches.
So, (6790 x 60) / 475000 = .85 pounds calculated weight for my book. The Lulu page for the book is listed at 1.06 pounds. I haven't weighed it yet. So, where am I going astray?