Literary Dysfunction

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One of the peeves I have with the literary world is that they don’t have a lot of agreement between publishers. When you submit a work to one publisher after another it would be nice if they all agreed upon one font. But they have different font preferences between them, and even sometimes within the same company! You’ll have an editor who prefers one font, and a proofreader who prefers another, and then the printing people like a different font! Can’t they all just get together and decide on one thing? The cinematic world has a standard font: it’s Courier. (There is a push for Courier New, but Courier is still the main standard. And Courier New isn’t all that different from Courier.) If the movie making crowd can all agree on one font, I’m sure the literary world can do it.

It’s time, publishers big and small, so get it together!

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