How do you pick your fonts? It’s easy! Just look at type samples and find one that catches your eye. Throw that one out.
All this month, Tom Christensen of the always interesting Right Reading has been guest-blogging over at ForeWord magazine. For his final post, he offers “a simplified speed course in making books that readers will want to pick up”: “Book Design Primer.”
It’s very basic, as advertised, but he mentions a way of using the golden section that I’d never considered, so you, too, may learn something.
See also his other posts there: “Five lessons corporate publishers can learn from independents” and “Using the Internet as a Book Marketing Tool,” part 1 and part 2.
It’s my considered opinion, of course, that instead of designing your own books, you should get Tom or me to do it . . .