I hope everyone had a lovely weekend 🙂 I took a couple of days off from everything just to chill and get over this cold, which seems to have worked! I will be getting back to writing like a mad thing this week.
I did do a bit of research on writing whilst I was ill and came across something interesting:
Which font to use when I self publish my e-books is not something I had really worried too much about.
To be honest, I hadn’t even thought about it!
But scanning around the internet for advice on self publishing, I came across the discussion of fonts quite often. Usually, some people argued that a clean, simple font is best where as others say that is too boring and won’t make your book stand out enough.
I am probably leaning towards using a clean, simple font, even if it might be a bit ‘boring’. I will most likely use Arial, as that is what I use when I write anyway. It is straight, easy to understand and there is nothing confusing about the letters or punctuation.
I have come to this conclusion because I realised, when reading books, I never even notice the font unless it is odd. I prefer to be able to just download an e-book and start reading, rather than getting to the first page and having to decipher the too curly font or oddly slanted writing. But this is just my opinion.
The discussion of fonts is, as I said, something I had not even thought of, but I made a quick decision when I did. My proof-readers said they didn’t notice the font I wrote in, which to me is a good thing, as it’s not about what you type in but what is written.
Maybe one day I will branch out and have a look at some different, still easily-readable fonts but until then, Arial it is!
What is your opinion on fonts? What font do you usually use? Do you notice fonts in the books you read? Do you think Arial is a good font to use?
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