… as I discovered yesterday when trying to upload a document in a font I thought Lulu recognised. My fault for not reading the font guidelines closely enough. So, I’ve been mourning Palatino Linotype and seeing how the book looks in various other font types. And yes, I realise that this is a first-world problem. I don’t think I’ve been this hung up over a minor detail since I got married – I suppose at least when you’re publishing a book you don’t have to put up with busybodies telling you that everyone will slate your wedding unless your napkins are the exact same shade as your mashed potato. 
So far I have discovered that pretty as Century is, it leans weirdly far over in the italics and makes it look like there isn’t a space between the word in italics and the next one; and that Garamond in any given font size will be smaller than almost anything else and Verdana will be bigger. I’m now wondering whether Garamond comes from the font equivalent of one of those shops who cut skimpy because most of their customers are teenagers, and Verdana comes from the font equivalent of Marks and Spencer.
Do you have a font preference? Serif or sans-serif? What did you choose for your own book, if you’ve been through this process and had any say in the matter?
 Like the cast of your fantasy novel, it doesn’t have to be white.