13 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2013 3:00 AM by Peter Spier

    Correct Font Size for a Novel?

    Vik_R Level 1

      I've moved my novel from MS Word to InDesign.  The typography is greatly improved.

       

      I'm using a Mac Font called Baskerville. In MS Word 11 point Baskerville seemed about right. When I print out test pages from InDesign, 11 point Baskerville seems smaller - in fact, too small compared to other hardback and paperback books on my bookshelves.

       

      Is there a rule of thumb in terms of selecting a correct font size?  My book layout is 5.25" x 8".

       

      Thanks very much in advance to all for any info.