Can anyone direct me to a kindle publication that is truly beautiful?
I am a designer, and am sickeningly frustrated.
Changing the font size—well that’s an aid to readability, not beauty.
Can anyone show me a beautiful kindle pub? I would just like to see just one so i know what to shoot for.
Print publications can be beautiful, and here’s how:
relationship of text to white space, variable width columns, attention grabbing pull-outs to the side, pictures sized and placed PRECISELY, even with text tightly wrapped around the image or part of the image, Initial drop caps, hand drawn font for initial caps, UNLIMITED FONTS, limitless ways to make typographic and design art an intrinsic part of the book experience.
Granted, kindle publication is in its infancy, but kindle pubs seems to be a throwback to the most primitive and ugly web, a wall of text probably not in the font of your choice, with photographs badly placed, only possible variants beyond bold and italic are ugly colored text backgrounds and/or borders [which don’t have enough space around the text], horizontal rules, headline 1, 2 and 3 and other similar dismally dull html choices.
And, oh yes, cover art. Which is totally separate from the book anyway.
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