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Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by cybmole View Post
what's the counter argument for drop caps actually impoving the reading experience, rather than the book-selling figures ?
They offer an opportunity to pause and relax, think about you've read so far, and think about what's coming next. A new chapter usually means some kind of break in the story, a chapter header, ornament and drop may help creating that "break" in your mood.

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it's like wishing or a movie DVD that starts with the movie , not with the unskippable logos & adverts crap
But maybe you like some fancy and original opening credits, maybe you like the kind of location captions seen in the "Fringe" series.

A little eye-candy does not deter the reading experience, but can make you enjoy the book more. Of course, some people won't like it anyway.
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