So you’ve come to the end of a very long journey. Your novel is written and edited and you’re ready to share it with the world. Then you hit a road block. Formatting! You realise it’s not just a question of uploading your manuscript as it is on Word and your Kindle will sort out the rest. Wouldn’t that be great! But no, there is still a lot of work to do. Poor formatting means your readers may give up on your book altogether after just reading the sample chapters, no matter how brilliant the story promises to be. So, it is essential to get it perfect now before you hit PUBLISH!
In this eBook, I will show you how to transform your manuscript ready to publish as an eBook and hardcopy paperback book. This is a step-by-step guide aimed at novices in the self-publishing world. We will explore everything you need to do in sequence for both versions of your book, including creating and applying your template, headings, fonts, indents, page numbers, headers and footers. I will show you how to build your book, including how to write your copyright page, your author page, and insert a table of contents, and how to convert your Word document into HTML ready for uploading to Amazon’s KDP and Createspace platform.
This eBook is designed to be uncomplicated with simple instructions to follow. There is no padding and I will not blind you with science, deliberately so. You can basically open the first page and be published by the last. You will be left with a professional eBook and paperback book to be proud of, allowing your readers to become absorbed in the story you created for them without being annoyed and frustrated by poor formatting.
Good luck and happy writing!
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About the Author
Christy Golding grew up in Kingsbury, North-West London, and currently lives in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. She has a degree in Psychology and works as a Mammographer for the Breast Screening Programme. Christy knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer, and enjoys the thrill of creating characters and worlds that come to life so magically on the page. Her novels, 'Crimson Tears' and '5 Doors' are fantasy novels with a psychological twist. 'After the End', a post-apocalyptic love/life story, is the first book in the series 'Hope's Legacy'. She hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she enjoyed writing them. Follow Christy on Twitter @christyanne601 and Facebook: fb.com/christygolding.author