Enter the cost per page ($/page), the number of pages, and the required margin on sale (%) into the Book Price Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Book Price. 

Book Price Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Book Price. 

BP = (CPP * #P) / (1-RM/100)

  • Where BP is the Book Price ($)
  • CPP is the cost per page ($/page) 
  • #P is the number of pages 
  • RM is the required margin on sale (%) 

How to Calculate Book Price?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Book Price.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the cost per page ($/page).
    1. The cost per page ($/page) is given as .05.
  2. Next, determine the number of pages. 
    1. The number of pages is calculated as: 1200.
  3. Next, determine the required margin on sale (%). 
    1. The required margin on sale (%) is found to be: 5.
  4. Finally, calculate the Book Price using the formula above: 

BP = (CPP * #P) / (1-RM/100)

Inserting the values from above yields: 

BP = (.05 * 1200) / (1-5/100) = 63.15 ($)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

cost per page ($/page) = .35

number of pages = 1500

required margin on sale (%) = 50

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

BP = (CPP * #P) / (1-RM/100) = ($)