Welcome to Day 342...And formatting your manuscript for e-publishing...
There's lots of things to worry about when writing and e-publishing your novel. Obviously the big stuff applies...great characters, compelling plot line, twists and turns and a story arc that brings the reader real satisfaction.
But when the hard work is all done, there are a few small details to formatting your book to get it ready to upload on KDP
Here's the set up I use for my files:
I save my manuscript as a .doc file.
For Indents & Spacing...
Choose Home - Paragraphs - Indents & Spacing - in section, Indentation, under Special, select First Line by .3.
Next in the section marked Spacing - under Line Spacing, choose Multiple at 1.25.
For Fonts I use a single, clear font - an 11 pt Garamond
1 inch margins all around.
I have my title page - which simply looks like this...
BY MAGGIE COLLINS
Next comes my copyright/disclaimer...
Copyright © 2012 by Maggie Collins &
All rights reserved.
No part of this publication can be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from Maggie Collins & Scripted Publications.
And...here's how my chapter headers were set up...
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"It's The Little Thing That Is Vital. Little Things Make Big Things Happen" CS
Here's to Being All In,
365 Days & Counting..