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I've been spending some of my spare time writing a Firefly-related book, and I'd like some critique on the page layout. Primarily, I want to be sure I've not done anything typographically stoopid.
• Is 6″×9″ a convenient size for a book, or would folks recommend a different trim?
• To split sections: an asterism (⁂), something custom (e.g., ~‡~), a blank line, or what?
• I'm using Gentium Book (at 10/12) for the main body text, but in one chapter I need to make a distinction between "present", "recent past" (where most of the action takes place), and flashbacks. I'm including two paragraphs in Fontin (9.5/12). The color seems to match; too well, perhaps—is the distinction easily visible? How else to differentiate the "voices"?
• The Chinese headings are there because of the large role the Chinese language and culture have in the Firefly universe (the "'verse"). Is my current placement effective there? Would people recommend a different font than the MS MingLiU I've used—a more calligraphic style, perhaps?
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