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Janet Leigh

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Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 11:22 AM
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Hi guys, I use three different fonts in my book but Kindle will only display one. How do I ensure that all fonts show up when reading the book?
MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 11:44 AM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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You have to embed them and if you are using Word I don't think you can do that. :(
Alex Ryan

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 11:44 AM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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99% of the time you don't want to embed fonts, but assuming you have the 1% case were they should be preserved, it would be helpful to know what program you are using.
Janet Leigh

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 11:55 AM   in response to: Alex Ryan in response to: Alex Ryan
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Thanks. I'm using word but I'm willing to change to something else that will allow me to use multiple fonts.
Janet Leigh

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 11:55 AM   in response to: MR R J LAIDLER in response to: MR R J LAIDLER
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Thanks :)
MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12:34 PM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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I don't think you can do it with another word processing program. You might be able to do it in Scrivenor but that's just guesswork on my part. The only way I know is to delve into HTML.
Notjohn

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12:43 PM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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You would have to embed the fonts. This requires some technical know-how, and you must have permission to use the font -- some are free, but most are not. (Microsoft pays the owners to install fonts on your computer, for your use, but not for you to turn around and use them in a book. That requires a license, or it requires embedding a free font, most of which are inferior.)

Finally, you run the risk that Amazon may strip out the fonts, or that the reader doesn't have "Publisher Fonts" authorized so will not see your fonts, or that he will see them and be irritated and give you a one-star review.

Don't do it, Janet. Let the defaults rule.

Good luck! -- NJ

The book: Notjohn's Guide to E-Book Formatting (revised and updated for 2017)

The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
Janet Leigh

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 1:05 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Big thanks MR R J Laidler and NotJohn, I think I'll abandon my multiple fonts. Seems more hassle than it's worth.
MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 1:32 PM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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The only control you can do easily would be to use normal, itallic and bold. This would work but whether it would do what you want is a different matter.
Lim Meng Yong

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 14, 2017 11:11 PM   in response to: Janet Leigh in response to: Janet Leigh
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After reading all the above comments, I tried downloading from:
http://www.1001fonts.com/free-fonts-for-commercial-use.html?page=1&items=10

I added to KKBC fonts and it's done quite easily. However, you may not like the free fonts. I wanted "calibri" and damn! You have to pay $49 to download!
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ascender/calibri/

So, it's your choise.

Cheers!
booknookbiz

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Jan 15, 2017 1:19 AM   in response to: Lim Meng Yong in response to: Lim Meng Yong
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Lim Meng Yong wrote:
After reading all the above comments, I tried downloading from:
http://www.1001fonts.com/free-fonts-for-commercial-use.html?page=1&items=10

I added to KKBC fonts and it's done quite easily. However, you may not like the free fonts. I wanted "calibri" and damn! You have to pay $49 to download!
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ascender/calibri/

So, it's your choise.

Cheers!


Lim:

I think you misunderstood the thread. It doesn't matter what kind of font the OP wants to put in her book--unless it's done in HTML, s/he can't get them to work in the resulting eBook.

Even those of us that do this every day can sometimes wrangle with the KDP over fonts.

Good luck, all.

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George Garrigues

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 2:04 PM   in response to: Lim Meng Yong in response to: Lim Meng Yong
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$49 does not seem like a lot if it is a font that you definitely want for your book. I followed your link, and the page there says you can use that particular font "in print."
booknookbiz

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Re: Retaining my original font
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 2:18 PM   in response to: George Garrigues in response to: George Garrigues
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George Garrigues wrote:
$49 does not seem like a lot if it is a font that you definitely want for your book. I followed your link, and the page there says you can use that particular font "in print."

George:

You are quite right--and $49 is outright cheap to license a font for redistribution/ePUB. We have clients that have paid hundreds of dollars for a single font (not even necessarily a font family, mind you) for a book. (We recently had a client that paid over $150--for a single font to use for a DROPCAP. One letter per chapter. Yowza! I tried, I did, to get her to look at alternatives that would be less financially painful, but that's NOT what she wanted--and so, we gave her what she wanted. And yes...the font looks stunning, one letter at a time. :-) )

As they say in romance, when the heart wants what the heart wants....

:-)

Hitch
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