Small, dropped, raised… add a little something-extra to your print book. Caps, aka capitals or upper case letters, start a sentence. In print books, caps can be added to highlight the first few words of each chapter or scene.
Sometimes, that all-important first sentence is less than five words (like here). You could apply small caps to just that significant sentence.
Typically the large leading capital is in the same font as the text. For an extra-special treatment, another font that matches the genre of the book, can be used. This fancy dropped caps font matches the font on my cover, pictured below.
The excerpts are from the first six scenes of my own book, Above Scandal. Here are two versions of the cover with using small caps for my name or not using small caps. Which do you prefer?
© 2016 Joan Leacott