Tips for e-readers
I've read on both Kindle PaperWhites and a Kobo Libra H2O. They're both fine!
How to add custom fonts to a Kobo e-reader + Bookerly link: Plug in your Kobo e-reader, create a folder called "fonts" in the main directory. Add the
.tff files directly to that folder (no subfolders). They must be named in the pattern of
FontName-Style, and for style Kobo seems to accept Bold, Italic, and BoldItalic. So for example:
fonts/ Bookerly-Bold.ttf Bookerly-BoldItalic.ttf Bookerly-Italic.ttf Bookerly-Regular.ttf LibreBaskerville-Bold.tff LibreBaskerville-BoldItalic.tff LibreBaskerville-Italic.tff LibreBaskerville-Regular.tff Spectral-Bold.ttf Spectral-BoldItalic.ttf Spectral-Italic.ttf Spectral-Regular.ttf
Some good fonts for e-reading
Bookerly is the current default font for Amazon's Kindles, and I think it's my current favorite. One might be able to get a copy here.
Libre Baskerville is a decent second choice.
Literata is a font associated with Google Books I think.
Spectral is the SubStack serif font.
HT Ashbury is one I know I like in print but haven't gotten on an e-reader.
Managing e-books on a Linux desktop
I have used and like Calibre.
For improved reading/organization of certain file types on your Kobo device
I think koreader is a replacement for the default software on your e-reader?
There's also a Rust program for handling PDFs and other difficult filetypes: https://github.com/baskerville/plato