Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide
Easily Format Books with Microsoft Word; Format eBooks for Kindle, NOOK; Convert Book Covers for Lightning Source, CreateSpace
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
"…a ‘must’ for any aspiring self-publisher…" ― Midwest Book Review
FINALIST, 2nd Place, Writing & Publishing, Global EBook Awards
Learn How to Achieve Your Publishing Dreams Today!
“Jennette Green’s Book Formatting for Self-Publishers can help you take control of your publishing career . . .”
Have you written a book that you would like to see published? Today, the barriers preventing an author from getting his/her book published have vanished. No longer do authors need to send out countless query letters to publishers, who either dump them in the trash, or send a standard, cold rejection letter. Now you can take control of your publishing career.
In this book, you will learn simple techniques to produce a professional looking print book or ebook. Take advantage of the author’s years of experience producing professional book files for satisfied clients. Her tips and tricks to mastering the technical details of publishing a book are presented in a simple, step-by-step format that anyone can understand. Dozens of accompanying illustrations make learning the steps even easier. If you own Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro (version 7 or later), you can publish your book now.* With a well-written book, a good marketing plan, and this how-to manual, you can make your publishing dreams come true. What is stopping you? Get started today!
In this book, you will learn how to:
Use Microsoft Word. Learn how to format your novel or nonfiction book. Learn tips to make your book look professional.
Easily Format eBooks. Use your Microsoft Word print document to create ebooks for Kindle, NOOK, and Smashwords.
Convert Book Covers. Discover how to build a book cover on a template. Learn how to convert any book cover file so that it will be accepted at Lightning Source and CreateSpace.
Apply for Amazon’s “Look Inside the Book.” Find out how to format and submit your book to Amazon’s “Look Inside” program.
And much, much more…
Jennette Green is a multi-published, international author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has helped numerous authors and publishers prepare their books for publication. She provides technical support, book and ebook formatting, as well as her specialty of building and converting covers to meet Lightning Source and CreateSpace requirements. Her passion is to empower others to achieve their publishing dreams.
* Adobe Photoshop (or Scribus) is also needed in order to produce a cover file for Lightning Source.
If you would like to apply advanced Kindle formatting to your book, please note that this how-to manual does not cover the use of CSS, html, KindleGen, NCX files, or other advanced Kindle formatting issues. If this area is of interest to you, the purchase of a separate book covering these topics is recommended. As well, this manual is best suited for fiction novels, or general nonfiction books. If your print nonfiction book requires a great deal of specialized formatting, you may consider using a professional page layout program, such as Adobe InDesign. The use of InDesign is not covered in this book.
For Windows/PC; Tips for Mac on FormatABook.com website