Book sizes vary depending on genre, audience, and a multitude of other factors. If you are self-publishing, it’s helpful to have a firm grasp of what your book size should be before you take your book to print. If you traditionally publish, knowing what size book to expect can be helpful as well. While book […]
Knowing how to create a title page is one of the first needs you have as an aspiring author. Yes, you have your book idea. Yes, you can write. But if you hope to get your book out into the world, it’s important to format your project in the appropriate way. Thankfully, we’ve done the […]
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book’s Front Matter includes a checklist of front matter items.
Understanding Book Layouts and Page Margins describes typical margins for a standard 6 inch by 9 inch trade paperback, including CreateSpace book layout specifications
The style of the font, its size, thickness, and even the spacing between words can all subtly influence our perception on an unconscious level.
How to format nonfiction concerns such as indexes, footnotes and endnotes when using a Book Design Template.
In Part 3, learn how to format a table of contents, chapter name headers, page numbers and more using a template to prepare your manuscript for publication.
In Part 2, learn how to format drop caps, section breaks, and headers and footers using a template to prepare your manuscript for publication.
We’d like to re-introduction you to Book Design Templates technology and show you how easy it can be to design the interior of your book–and save money!
Publishing has changed in so many ways during my time as a book designer, but one thing remains the same: the basics of good book design and layout.