So I asked folks on various social media sites this question:
If you read ebooks, do you have a font preference? What font do you change to?
Only two fonts received more than one vote.
Georgia / / /
Caecilia / /
Times New Roman /
Droid Serif /
Century Gothic /
That’s a pretty small sample size (all self-selected), but
7 8 – 4 serif over sans serif is a pretty strong preference. And, since Georgia comes already installed on my computer (while Caecilia costs $35 or whatever) I might as well publish upcoming books with that font as the default. People can always change it to ::shudders:: Futura if they want.
Anyway, I like Georgia. The serifs are a little heavy compared to something like Cambria, but the letters have a nice size to them, which my aging eyes appreciates.
UPDATE: I’m going to keep changing the votes as people weigh in.