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What colour

sharon I was wondering what colours would be best to write my books in ?  

Should I just use black and white like a real book - or if I use more colors will some people have trouble seeing all the text?

Posted on: 2:42 am on November 21, 2000
ebookpro Hi Sharon,

I think it depends upon which software you are using (but someone correct me if I am wrong.)  I noticed that it is easier to read black text on Microsoft's .lit files as well as pdf files (with a splash of colour for emphasis.)

If your ebook is in .exe format, then you are free to use the same colours as in a website as they will be seen in a browser just like a website would be.  My personal preference is to still use black text sprinkled with a bit of colour.  The background is easier to read if it is white but you can have coloured navigation tables and images to break up the white.

Remember, this is just my own opinion from reading ebooks submitted to me for my free ebook directory at free-ebooks.net

Eva :-)

Posted on: 7:04 am on November 22, 2000
Jeff K Does anyone know where I can get a background image that looks like parchment? Thanks.

Posted on: 4:47 pm on April 12, 2001
EBookCompiler Here I made one for you:

And you can save the image from

Posted on: 7:35 pm on April 12, 2001
dreuby A good site for free backgrounds is

They work well in ebooks as well as web pages.

Posted on: 8:05 pm on April 12, 2001
Jeff K Thank you both... Jeff

Posted on: 9:50 pm on April 12, 2001
EBookCompiler testing (ignore this message)

Posted on: 4:53 pm on August 6, 2001
childofeve I used double frames on my ebook, plus sprinkled some colored text in on some poems.  I figured Poetry is a creative sport.......like art books........It looks fine to me, hopefully the artsy types will buy it.  :-)

Posted on: 10:25 pm on February 6, 2002

Quote: from sharon on 2:42 am on Nov. 21, 2000[br]I was wondering what colours would be best to write my books in ?  

Should I just use black and white like a real book - or if I use more colors will some people have trouble seeing all the text?

Seems to me that if your book is a technical book - software programming for example, the color choices of black on white would be preferable to colors, textured backgrounds and silly fonts.

What is the topic?

My view only

Bob Maxey - Suffering in Utah

Posted on: 6:08 am on February 27, 2003

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