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.12 Garamond Font is too small for 6 x 9?!

Hello, I just ordered a draft copy of my paper back novel which is 6 X 9 and yes I did use the formatting template Lulu provided to make sure everything was okay.

 

I used .12 size font of Garmond and when the book came in the mail today, the font was ridiculously tiny! It was like a grain of rice! I was so upset because after so much revising, I thought that my book would finally come flawless, but I guess not.

 

I'm back to editing it on Word 2017, but should I bump my font up to .13, 13.5, or even 14? Any help would be appreciated, please, I'm very confused.

 

I've attached a picture with how tiny the font is.

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  • MelisSenkaya wrote:

    Hello, I just ordered a draft copy of my paper back novel which is 6 X 9 and yes I did use the formatting template Lulu provided to make sure everything was okay.

     

    I used .12 size font of Garmond and when the book came in the mail today, the font was ridiculously tiny! It was like a grain of rice! I was so upset because after so much revising, I thought that my book would finally come flawless, but I guess not.

     

    I'm back to editing it on Word 2017, but should I bump my font up to .13, 13.5, or even 14? Any help would be appreciated, please, I'm very confused.

     

    I've attached a picture with how tiny the font is.


    You might want to go back and check the layout and make sure that you used 12-point type.. I have always used 12 point Garamond and with success. This gives me roughly 35 lines per 6x9 page. I see that you have nearly 50 lines, which suggests to me that your point size is smaller.

     

    By the bye, after taking a look at your sample page I might suggest that you enlist the aid of an independent editor.
     

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  • I used Charter BT (12 point).  I like it, used it for years (though first time in a book)  But looking at the proof copy, it looks fine.
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    One has to be careful to use a 'Lulu approved' font because otherwise it has to be embedded in to a PDF, which some people have trouble doing. I am just looking at the Charter BT font and it seems little different from TNR.

    http://connect.lulu.com/en/discussion/33679/recommended-fonts-for-microsoft-word-documents#latest

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