I read several articles about how self-publishers don’t have professional looking books because they either don’t right justify, or don’t hyphenate, as if the authors are too stupid to know how to hyphenate. I hate books that have hyphenation. I think it breaks the flow of a sentence and it’s rarely done well, even in publishing house books. And I think right justified looks stupid 80% of the time.

Not sure if it’s a fight worth fighting though. It’s not difficult to right justify, or hyphenate. I’m just not sure it’s the right thing to do. Maybe self-publishers aren’t stupid. Maybe they have a chance to do things right without blindly following a practice that doesn’t make sense any more.

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Writer, thinker, observer and participant in life.
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