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Le Pen
01-28-2007, 08:53 AM
What are the advisable/acceptable fonts for a spiritual book? Any ideas? And for that matter, for any type of genre/book.

I know that ultimately it's my choice but I thought that maybe there's more of an appropriate font for different types/genres, you know.

Thanks for help!

01-28-2007, 10:20 AM
Hi Le Pen.

I'm not sure I completely understand what you're asking.

If you mean what font you should use when submitting a manuscript, I believe the standard is the same for every genre: Courier New or Times New Roman is what I've seen recommended most often.

There's a thread around here somewhere about manuscript formatting. I'll see if I can find it and put a link here. Here it is: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26126

And here is the part I think you are looking for:
Use in industry: Courier 12/Courier New is the industry standard for book manuscript preparation. Authors of both fiction and non-fiction are strongly encouraged to use Courier 12/Courier New when submitting manuscripts to agents or publishers.

Hope that helps.


Le Pen
01-28-2007, 10:37 AM
Hi, ltd,

Thanks for the prompt re.

I meant for publishing, for the final book.

I mean to self-pub it, you see, and I want to set the font.

01-28-2007, 11:00 AM
Oh! Okay. Sorry I can't help you there!

But welcome to AW. :)


01-28-2007, 12:06 PM
Use a book face; Times New Roman, or Bookman or Palatino, are OK. I'd probably go with 11/16.

Le Pen
02-11-2007, 07:03 AM
Thank you, Medievalist!

What do you mean by 11/16? It's the size of the regular text and the bigger titles, like?