In almost all reading devices, users can change the font size.  In the Kindle, the font can be changed from the default size of 3 down to the smallest size of 1 and the largest size of 8.   (See our the screenshots of an example ePUB in this micro-article FAQ: Text reflows--or wraps.

In many ereading devices, the human reader can even change the font style.  This will also affect how the book looks, not only in the font.  This will change the spacing between letters and words, changing your book yet again.  For this example, we thank Connie Pontious, author of the charming children's book, "Sharon and Eleanor," for allowing us to use her lovely work for our  example.    ("Sharon and Eleanor" is available on Kindle by clicking here.)  These screenshots were all taken from an actual Nook device.  Top row left:  The book with "Ascender Sans" font chosen, default size; Top row, right:  The book with "Georgia" font chosen, default size.  Second row, left:  the title with Georgia font, smallest possible font size; Second row, right; the same page, also with Georgia, using one of the largest font sizes available. 

Sharon and Eleanor, on a Nook, with Ascender Sans Font chosen
Sharon and Eleanor, on a Nook, with Ascender Sans Font chosen
Sharon and Eleanor, still on the same Nook, now with the default-size Georgia chosen by the reader.
Sharon and Eleanor, still on the same Nook, now with the default-size Georgia chosen by the reader.
Sharon and Eleanor, on the same Nook, now with the Georgia font size set much, much smaller.
Sharon and Eleanor, on the same Nook, now with the Georgia font size set much, much smaller.

 

What's important to remember, when you view the above images (you can click any of them to launch them in a lightbox), is this:  

...this is exactly the same book, on the same device. The only thing that's changed is that the person reading it has chosen a different default font to read it with, or a different font size.  That's why making eBooks is so tricky--the person who formats them has to be able to ensure that no matter what your reader does, the book will still work, function, and read properly, despite the reader's choices.  

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.