Lesson#2 – Setting Up The Interior of Your Book, Part II
Just a reminder: this is lesson 2 and it continues to deal only with the interior section of your book, less the “front” and “back” sections.
Okay, with any luck you have accomplished setting up the size and interior margins for your book and you have learned how to view a 2-
Beginners have a tendency to want to fancy things up. Don’t. Unless it is the subject matter of your book, it is not a display of your talents in graphics and illustration. Nor is it a showcase for the amazing 6000 font package you purchased on amazon. Keep the appearance of your book simple. The awe factor should be in your writing, not in which font you choose to display it.
Fonts are like pizza. Everyone has an opinion. Times New Roman is a font that seems to have earned the reputation for being the mother of all basic fonts. It’s the “you can’t go wrong” font. Wellll, maybe. Critics of TNR will tell your it is antiquated, over-
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There is one suggestion I will make and that is, for the body of your book, stick with a serif font and not a sans serif front. Serifs are the little tips or “wings” added to the letter. For example: this is a serif letter “T” …the serifs on this letter are the little drop-
You can mix fonts in your book. Many books use a different font for chapter headings, for example. Just make sure you are consistent and if you use a mix of fonts, make sure they are compatible and don’t clash
I have a certain bias when I discuss the size of the font you may select for the body of your book. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. While I do not need a large-
There are some fonts that automatically call for a larger or smaller size, but, overall, a good size that seems to fit all…is 12. I suggest you stick with 12 for the body text of your book. If you want to goose your chapter headings another 2-
If your two-
The space between lines is another area where opinions vary. Other factors, too, come into play that affect spacing: font, font sizeand book size. This is another time to check out some mainstream books that appear the way you want your book to look. Just use good judgement: you don’t want the lines jammed together, but neither do you want too much space between them. Play around a little with the two setting procedures discussed below to see how you can vary the spacing. Then select a setting that looks best and is functional.
Presumably, you already have your two-