View Full Version : Font and size for an e-book

Mark Moore
12-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Is there any particular font and/or size that's required for self-publishing on Kindle, Smashwords, etc., or will each service automatically convert the text? What about margins, spacing, etc.? I'm currently using Jarte's default (11-point Calibri) and want to know if that's okay.

12-24-2011, 03:41 AM
Smashwords and Kindle don't like point sizes over 18. I generally stick with the old standard of 12 point in Times New Roman. Kindle users can change the font and point size, so if you start with a basic standard, you'll be good.

12-24-2011, 05:47 AM
I'm 100% with Merrihiatt: 12pt TNR. Serif fonts are always easier to read over a distance, too.

12-24-2011, 05:50 AM
I sent my WIP to my kindle Fire, 12pt New Courier and it reads just fine without me having to enlarge it...

12-24-2011, 06:33 AM
I think 12 point Times New Roman would be fine. I know that a lot publishers like that one, and 12 point Courier New.