4 Top Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid and why they create problems in your book. Including the wrong way to space text, to import copy, and to style it.
Book Layout Preparation: The Local Formatting Problem and how to move your files from Word to InDesign quickly and efficiently by using powerful software tools
Page Layout Preparation: Cleaning Up Your Word Files requires use of the Find and Replace function to quickly and efficiently remove extra codes
Book Design & Page Layout Software: A Guide for DIY Authors. Compares Word Processors, Page Layout Software and Hybrid Programs as tools for DIY Authors who want to produce their own books.
Pagination Styles: Shall We Kill the Widows & Orphans? As a self-publisher you’ll have to choose one style over another, and live with the results of either stray lines or holes at the bottom of your pages.
Book Design with Microsoft Word: The Art of Moriah Jovan and the possibilities in a word processor to create great-looking books. Complex typography, graphics, use of white space and multi-column layouts are all possible.
8 Drop Caps For Chapter Openings in Adobe InDesign with variations you can use in your own books to lend a decorative air to the beginning of your chapters. Drops, stand-ups, hanging indents, artwork, there are lots of variations to use.
Automatic leading is about as satisfying as a robot dog. Increase or decrease leading to make your document look more professional.
Everybody’s formatting, but nobody’s styling. And that’s my problem. You see, I get files from authors all the time. I get the files while the book’s being editing, and I use those to make estimates and do design samples. After editing is finished, I get the final files to import into the layout to create […]
I’ve been seeing a lot of the books self-publishers are producing on their own. Most of these books are “typeset” with Microsoft Word or another word processing program. The problem is that these programs are the direct descendents of typewriters, not typesetting systems. They were originally meant to mimic the “look and feel” of the […]