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Would You Read This Font?

By January 17, 2013

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Would you be more comfortable reading a book set in Palatino Linotype or Minion Pro? How about Palace Script or (gasp!) Comic Sans in anything other than a comic book? In this 2004 blog post about fonts for books readers offered up a lot of general advice and a few specific font choices. But what makes one font better than another for your book project? Sometimes the differences come down to personal preference but there are reasons behind most good book fonts. And being unusual or novel is not one of the criteria. In Best Fonts for Books you'll find suggestions for how to choose a book font as well as several lists that give you specific font choices and font combos that are suitable for most types of book publishing.   Agree or disagree? Have your own favorites? Sound off in the comments, below.

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