Picking the Perfect Typeface

November 15, 2019
What font should I use? is the most asked question from self-publishers when they are sitting down to format their first book.  I asked it when I formatted my first print book and you probably did too. There’s lots of advice out there, but…

Picking the Perfect Typeface Part 2

November 15, 2019
Cost The first consideration is cost. Do you have access to Adobe Fonts? If yes, skip to part 3. Do you rent fonts from Fontstand? Yes? Skip ahead to part 3 . Have you purchased a design cuts bundle with a decent serif? Feel…

Picking the Perfect Typeface Part 3

November 15, 2019
Fiction or Non-Fiction?  A book is either fiction or non-fiction. There is no way for a book to fall into both groups. It can be a narrative non-fiction that follows the shape of a novel, but it’s still non-fiction. A novel can be a…

Picking the Perfect Typeface Part 4

November 15, 2019
Tone & Personality If you have a scale where dramatic and serious is on one side and humorous and light is on the other, where does your book fall. As long as it’s not smack dab in the center (which is probably isn’t), it…

Picking the Perfect Typeface Part 5

November 15, 2019
Genre Let’s look at genre and how that can play a role in choosing a great typeface. For instance, Sabon is perfect for Romances, regardless of the type of Romance. Dante is ideal for Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books. Janson shines in Science Fiction…

Finding the Perfect Font: Baskerville

November 15, 2019
Baskerville is the grand daddy of the typefaces for print. It is a steady and traditional typeface that when placed on a printed page demands the reader pays attention to the words. Before Amazon hired Dalton Maag to design Bookerly for the Kindle, it…
Kiperman by Harbor Type

Kiperman by Harbor Type

November 2, 2019
Anyone familiar with my ramblings about typefaces knows that I love a good serif. It’s the serif that carries the weight of a print book and even an ebook. The problem with finding a strong serif that can be used in both print and…

Magdelin by Adam Ladd

November 1, 2019
This is the first typeface I am reviewing from The Definitive Designer’s Typography bundle that is available from Design Cuts for a limited time. You can find the bundle here. Magdelin is a sans serif designed by Adam Ladd. I should probably get this…