What self-publishing taught me about fonts, readability, and UX

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By Sarah A. Ruiz

When I wrote my first book, I spent a lot of time revising and editing it. When I wasn’t giving my book time, I was giving it money, paying my editor friend to proofread it and my graphic designer friend to create the cover. But none of this surprised me.

What did surprise me was how much time and energy (and money) I spent trying to find the perfect font.

I had no idea that I had to pick a book font. I’d just assumed the paperback…

Sarah A. Ruiz

Writer, editor, and award-winning YA author. Bird sanctuary docent. TV and movie podcaster and blogger. Knitter. She/her. www.linkedin.com/in/sarahandrearuiz/

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