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Kevin Persson

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Fonts and styles
Posted: Feb 4, 2018 10:12 PM
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Hi all, just a quick question, I am using 2017 word and have set the default font for both my autobiography AND a children's story to 'Times New Roman 12 pnt' ...is that a good format or should I use anything else for ebooks? Tried to find info online but scarce when it comes to formatting for Kindle.
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Re: Fonts and styles
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 5:57 AM   in response to: Kevin Persson in response to: Kevin Persson
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12 pt NYT is fine for body text. You'll want to use a slightly larger point size (18?) for your H1 chapter heads.
Notjohn

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Re: Fonts and styles
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:22 AM   in response to: Kevin Persson in response to: Kevin Persson
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12 pt TNR single space is about as invisible as you can get, and that's good if you're uploading a Word doc for a reflowable book.

I take it you're not using Kids Textbook Creator? You'd want a larger font for that, I think. (I don't do fixed format, so what do I know?)

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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