As an entrepreneur and business start-up we all begin somewhere.
I am on my second book (and a a third and fourth in the wings) and am in the editing stages now and I am starting to consider how my book will look to others, and in this case, how my fonts will look in the book’s interior. A readability issue: How does my text look to the reader?
How essential are fonts to your readers? Very. Read this article A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts: Which is Best and When? to see how crucial your fonts are to your readers. With most graphic artists there are always the titled blog post called “Great pairs” referring to pairs of fonts that go well together, like FontShop’s blog.
I found a quick link to a quick article that as a novice to fonts it broke fonts down so even I can choose between a few choices. The article 19 top fonts in 19 top combinations (and 19 top fonts from graphic artists around the web) is a first start for those that need to buy a clue from their local graphic artist. But better yet, I’m a better informed customer to a future graphic artist now.
Well, been a while since I posted, so here is what I have been up to: I’ve been hard at work writing a new book about entrepreneurship, but this time the content is a little different. Having talked with a number of home schoolers, Christians and Jews I have found a dearth of entrepreneurial content for Christians to start their own businesses. In talking with a number of my Jewish friends it’s as if they have a “business gene” in them, but in reality they’ve been taught from the earliest of ages about money, serving your fellow man through a business, and stick-to-itiveness compared with some Christians that I have associated with.
That’s changing now.
For those that don’t know my story, here’s an interview I did with an author, Morgen Bailey, in the United Kingdom about how I got started writing my book and my blog. As you’ll see, we all take different paths to get where we are today and sometimes the myths and gossip of what happens creates a fog around the truth of what really takes place.
So, read what transpired for me to take up writing a book.
I now have two quotes that major celebrities like what I say. Schweet!!
The first one was Chris Brogan who liked my “craft of your business” versus “business of your craft” comment.
Now I have Carrie Wilkerson who likes a quote from my book, here’s our exchange:
Well, almost there. It took a while to get my book completely done using iWork Pages, but it’s finished. But, as with any non-fiction book there are potential updates as changes occur with the content. But I have written the book in such as way as to:
- reduce the amount of changes that are required if content does change, i.e. if significant changes in Mac OS X occur.
- using a POD (Print On Demand) publisher means I can change my book anytime I choose and do not require a publisher to do the work.
Here’s what I have done.
I was on Google+ this morning and blogging and made a comment about Chris Brogan’s blog post about marketing and promoting an authors book. He liked what I said, but here’s his blog post Writing a Book – Marketing and Promotion. Great information as always.
Here’s my comment on Google+