Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fontain of Use

No, that is not a misspelled word in the title.  I am searching through numerous fonts, trying to decide on one  for my book.  Who would have ever thought there could be so many different ways to shape a letter.  Do I want a modern typeface or something more classic?  Since the story takes place in the 1890s, I've decided to go with a more traditional font.  I'm studying the little squigly that hangs off the letter "g."  I'm concerned that an "rn" combination doesn't look like the letter "m."  How close is the "t" to the next letter in the word?  This process does make you look, really look at what you are reading. 

I finally recommend Calisto MT to the design team.  


  1. I too am a font fanatic and I enjoy fonts, but despair for those who cannot seem to understand good font usage. Glad to have found your blog on the blog hop...going down to your blog hop post now :-)

  2. I love that you get it. Can you just imagine Verdana font when you are reading a novel that takes place in Victorian times?

  3. Karen,

    I just to let you know - I am trying Amazon's CreateSpace for one of my next books. The second one, I'm thinking of using Mill City Press. I'll let you know how it goes. I would also appreciate your feedback on Author House. Thanks!