Let’s Talk with James M Jackson
Does Formatting Matter?
by James M Jackson
I speculated to a friend that with more people reading on electronic readers, tablets, and phones that many people are no longer bothered by wonky formatting issues. Would that tolerance gradually spread to printed material as well?
Nancy J. Cohen talked about recently revising and reissuing her backlist mysteries. I have just done the same for my first released, (but second in the series and therein lies a tale), BAD POLICY. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent eliminating orphans and widows but keeping the last line on the page at exactly the same place.
I once received a review that cost me a star because the publisher had used both indents and extra space between paragraphs—a real error in that reviewer’s eye. So question for y’all: Do you care about the layout and type used in printed books, and if you do, how much?
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