Large amounts of copy are way more readable for me when the paragraphs are divided by hanging indents (instead of standard first-line indentation). I'm not really sure why, but it's way easier on my eyes.
Here are some examples that don't have a 0pt indent after the end of a paragraph:
hanging vs standard (EDIT: used a better example)
I wouldn't be too concerned about it if I was spacing out the paragraphs like this, but I usually don't. Now I'm just an amateur. The first example is more readable and appealing to me, but I have no real-life clue about how people generally perceive the readability of hanging indents.
Are there any professional designers/typographers/editors who could give me some idea about how people feel about this? Is it more readable for others too? Do publishers prefer first-line indentation because of the amount of space it saves on the page? Are there standards for when and where this type of paragraph formatting is used?
Thanks a lot in advance for the insight.