TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, [...]

How Important Are Fonts and Typography On eReaders?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 8, 2015 // 11 Comments

Digital Book World had an article yesterday on fonts and typography on ereaders. The author was not impressed with the new Bookerly and Literata fonts: Commentators have tossed around celebratory [...]

Tips of the day for self-publishers: The 10 commandments of typography

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

One design-oriented set of tips that actually might be quite useful for self-publishers and independent publishing houses is the “10 Commandments of Typography” shared by Yardley, PA, [...]

Adding Custom Fonts to E-reading apps

By libertyc
September 10, 2013 // 7 Comments

Ever found an e-reading app you like, but the font choices drive you crazy? Not all apps support loading your own fonts, but several Android apps do, notably Aldiko, Moon+ Reader and Mantano. Note [...]

Fonts and E-Books: Author Madeline Miller is fan of Baskerville

By libertyc
August 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Family friends in Edinburgh introduced me to Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles,” and while browsing through the book (on paper, for a change), I came across her concluding text on the [...]

Should we make e-books harder to read?

By libertyc
February 11, 2012 // 4 Comments

In 2010, I looked at a Princeton study that found using harder-to-read fonts actually improved memory retention. Recently, writer Alan Jacobs at The Atlantic has considered that same study (via the [...]

Kobo releases firmware update to permit custom fonts, margins and spacing

By Chris Walters
July 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

If you’ve got one of the new Kobo Touches, there’s a new firmware update available that will give you greater control over how pages are displayed on the device. To update, visit [...]

Change the font on your Kindle without hacking it

By libertyc
June 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

That’s the title of an article at Chris Walters’ Booksprung blog.  Here’s a snippet: I finally updated my installation of Calibre the other day and started playing around with the [...]

A typographic checklist

By libertyc
May 8, 2011 // 1 Comment

This checklist is from an article in Monotype Imaging’s site.  If you go to the original article you will find links to each item on the list with an explanation of why it is there. [...]

Review of the typography of The Daily

By libertyc
February 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

We’ve all seen plenty of reviews of The Daily, but how about a review of its typography! As a “font fan” I found this fascinating. Here’s a snippet: … While the content [...]

Are e-readers too easy to read?

By libertyc
January 15, 2011 // 10 Comments

With all the discussions of eyestrain that have taken place over the last few years, you can imagine the double-take I executed when I saw an article in The Telegraph that suggests e-readers can be [...]

Michael N. Marcus: Ugliness of e-book formatting bleeding over into print books

By libertyc
November 1, 2010 // 9 Comments

Michael N. Marcus, who I mentioned a few days ago when Amazon subsdiary CreateSpace refused to print his book because it mentioned Amazon (they subsequently called him to apologize and let him know [...]

Fonts of wisdom? Study shows harder-to-read fonts improve learning

By libertyc
October 23, 2010 // 6 Comments

All the people and businesses who have concentrated on making e-books easier to read might actually have been doing things wrong all this time, at least from the standpoint of education and [...]

Jailbreaking Kindle 3 to add fonts, screensavers

By libertyc
September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s been possible to “jailbreak” (love that verbing of nouns) iPhones and iPod Touches for a long time (and recently, it was even declared legal), but I hadn’t known it was also possible to [...]

More tips on using the Kindle 3; making Kindle 3 text like that on the Kindle DX

By libertyc
September 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

 Be sure to read the first Kindle 3 Tips and Cautions blog article here. The picture on the left is of my white-bezeled 6″ Kindle 3 next to the Graphite 9.7″ Kindle DX. The Graphite DX [...]

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