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I have been building ebooks for a while now, and now would like to tinker with printed media.

What are some good resources (books, websites) that have typesetting and page layout rules?

Everything regarding text sizes, margins, line spacing, typefaces and pairing, end so forth :)


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closed as too broad by Scott, Darth_Vader, horatio, ckpepper02, JohnB Nov 20 '13 at 18:08

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At the risk of sounding facetious, you are looking at a good website resource for this: use the search feature especially with tags. These topics are covered in a number of ways and will have references to sources. – horatio Nov 20 '13 at 16:44
I attempted to collect free, on-line typography resources at one time: but it's sadly out-of-date --- might still be some useful things there though. – WillAdams Nov 20 '13 at 17:35
@horatio: I am not looking to solve a particular problem. I am looking for good text books that help me settle into this matter and learn. And considering that my question is put on hold because it's "too broad" that shows that this forum is not the right place ;-) – Jens Nov 20 '13 at 19:19
@WillAdams: Thanks, it is out of date and some links are dead ;) There's some good stuff there though... – Jens Nov 20 '13 at 19:21
Oh, I like this q, though, and would have liked the opportunity to answer. But here is my list: Edward Tufte, Beautiful evidence;… – Benteh Nov 25 '13 at 1:10