Properly Sizing a Book’s Title and Subtitle

Design October 9, 2014

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A book’s subtitle plays the important role of clarifying the title.

Because of this, it’s not uncommon for authors and publishers alike, to desire a prominent subtitle, sometimes even near the size of the title.

It’s important to remember, however that in attempting to make everything stand out, often, nothing will.

Instead, leave a considerable difference in size between a book’s title and subtitle using this rule of thumb: have the title shout and the subtitle to whisper.

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