Flourish Fonts Introduction

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Blurb Flourish is a new set of exclusive ornament fonts included within Blurb BookWright. They contain custom-designed book ornaments used to embellish your book pages with classic publishing motifs. As they are both font and function, please use our keyboard guide to identify which keystrokes to use to display the selected ornaments.

Within Blurb BookWright you can use the ornaments however you please. As with any font, you can change the color and font size in the text editor.

There are nine Blurb Flourish ornament fonts which are designed to work together cohesively to style your novel. For each font, there is a corresponding 6x9 inch Trade Book starter template which contains the ornaments already properly placed as master elements, front matter, and chapter opening pages.

To get started, determine which style font/template you would like to use from the links to the right of this page. Download the template and follow the instructions in the templates guide to create your beautifully styled book.

These 6”x9” templates are designed in greyscale, as you may choose to print your book in black & white only. However you are free to import color images, as well as edit and apply color to any and all of the elements to suit your needs and preferences.

Blurb Flourish book ornaments work beautifully across all platforms

Blurb Flourish Keyboard Quick-Reference

Each font has an identical set of design elements. The following diagram identifies the key strokes required to create each of the book ornaments.

PC Users: Use the special key combination to replace the Option key, noted below.

Sample Book Ornament Usage

Rule lines are a nice way to frame a body of text such as the book title.

Title Page
Dingbats are a decorative design device which can be used as an accent on introduction pages.

Dedication Page
Page corners frame a page and make it special, try it on the dedication page or the covers.

Chapter Opening
Chapter title brackets can be used to frame either the chapter title or number.

Chapter Body
Each font contains a custom ampersand designed to match the ornament set.

Chapter Closing
Chapter ends punctuate and visually complete the chapter.

Ornament Sets
Custom-designed fonts contain book ornaments which are embedded into BookWright, allowing unique and exclusive output to print, as well as fixed format ebooks.


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