Better eBook Typography


Author Chris Jennings’ eBook Typography ($6.99 at Apple’s iBookstore) sets out to help designers have better control over the typography in electronic books. Since most of the changes and enhancements will need to be made in your ePub’s resulting CSS and HTML files instead of in your page layout program, Jennings gives us how-to tips and code snippets, from controlling where page breaks occur to text rendering and creating special effects with text.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.