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Old 08-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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I'm having a question for any of the professionals wandering around: which are the tendencies for e-books (epub, mobi) formatting these days? less is more (plain and straight forward text), or eye candy (calligraphic fonts, images and all that come with it.)?
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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Almost all the recent commercial ePubs I've encountered, especially from the more established publication houses, use an embedded font for the body text. Charis SIL seems comparatively common, but not common enough to be called a standard.
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Embedded fonts have their good and bad points, special characters, special signs. I can understand this. What I was trying to find out is how the big houses make their e-books
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Sorry I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about layout and design.

I can't answer your question, babadockia, but I hope someone can.
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Sorry I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about layout and design.

I can't answer your question, babadockia, but I hope someone can.
Mac, you understood perfectly, layout, design, all of that, and thank you for the answer, but maybe someone from the inside, with more knowledge could enlight us.
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I suggest doing a search for user Hitch, who runs an epub conversion company and who has posted many of her experiences in the epub forum and the Sigil forum.
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I suggest doing a search for user Hitch, who runs an epub conversion company and who has posted many of her experiences in the epub forum and the Sigil forum.
thank you too,sir Mike
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