All the small things

While I have been whittling away my life in Formatting Hell, I’ve come to a standpoint.

WHAT FONT DO I USE?!?! Right now I have everything done up in Times New Roman 12 pt because that’s the only default I could think of. I don’t necessarily like that font and I do so enjoy the Calibri the I was using previously, but since I am soooooooooo green at this, I want to make sure I use a font that will be easily read by all sorts of ereaders and smartphones and such.

Does any one have any advice on this topic? I’ve done the bare bones formatting and made sure all the stupid little bad things are gone so I need to go through it and re-italicize and re-bold any sections and words that were undone in the Nuclear Formatting (as Smashwords likes to call it in their guide).

I’ll probably do some last-minute editing while I do that too because already there’s a scene I can think of in my head that I wasn’t quite sure I did the way I like.

I should still make my deadline of May 31, 2013 though! That’s a plus!! Then I just have to summon the courage (and find the balls) to actually put it out there and publish the sucker.

In the meantime, someone help me!!!! 😀 😀 😀

I’ll love you forever if you do!

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Posted by Sarah Jayne

2 comments

bowiefan1970

The Book Designer has it all regarding formatting. Here’s his take on fonts -http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2009/08/5-favorite-fonts/. And Font Squirrel has all the free fonts you could ever want. That being said, I use Times New Roman 11 pt. for my interiors. I have used some of the fonts from Font Squirrel for Title Pages, Headers, Page Numbers, and stuff like that.

Sarah Jayne Nantais

Thanks for that! It’s good to have an idea of what some other writers are using as well 🙂

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