I am typesetting my first book. I am using Computer Modern for the font. I am trying to decide which font to use for the covers/dust jacket.
I took a look at a number of similarly formatted books, and they all seem to use sans serif fonts for the cover, even if they are typeset with serif fonts in the body. Is there a good reason—aesthetic or otherwise—why one should use a sans serif font (e.g., CMSS) over regular CMR for the cover?
Backstory: My university has, in my opinion, an incredibly ugly format that is required for all Masters and Ph.D. theses. Double spaced, single sided, letter paper, small margins, single column ... it just looks terrible. For my Ph.D. dissertation I of course used the required formatting for the archival versions that go to the university library, however, I also created my own style file that I think looks a lot better. I am going to use my "prettier" format for printing copies of my dissertation for my advisors, friends, family, &c. The book binder I am using allows me to customize the cover of the book.
Disclaimer: I realize this question isn't specifically related to (La)TeX, however, it is realted to typesetting; I hope it is not off topic!