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 [NOOK Book]
"...a 'must' for any aspiring self-publisher..." — Midwest Book Review
FINALIST, 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...
* 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.
Jennette Green proves that she knows her stuff when it comes to sharing her knowledge and experience in her newest book, Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide. The author combines useful and specific information with clear and simple language to create a handbook for beginners and wanna-bes, as well as being a checklist for experienced writers and self-publishers. What a resource this is!
Cindy Vincent MAEd, CEO Mysteriesbyvincent.com
Efficient, to the point, and easy to follow. It’s a concise step-by-step guide that will help you format your own book and have it out on the market in a heartbeat. Book Formatting for Self-Publishers is perfect for busy people — from first time authors to small publishing houses — who don’t want to spend a lot of time figuring out an instruction manual first....This reference book will have a permanent place on my company’s bookshelf.
Janet Lybeck, Author of Tetas Adventures
Excellent book! The topics are organized, detailed, clear and simply put; easy to read. The screenshots are very helpful. The difference in our first book is drastically different from our next, thanks to reading Book Formatting for Self-Publishers. You can really see we followed a professional’s example. Even though I was a novice, I was able to turn a basic word document into a professional looking book. Thank you for putting all your hard earned knowledge together for the rest of us.
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.