Publishing Your Print Book with Amazon Book Templates

Thinking about paperback publishing? Colleen Chesebro has the advice that saves you time without pulling your hair.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

Perserverance

I’ve recently published and (republished one from CreateSpace) both of my paperback books using Amazon’s 6 X 9 Template for a MAC.

After practically pulling my hair out by the roots, here’s what I learned.

  1. If you are starting with a Word document with the intention of copying and pasting into the Amazon template, leave it at the 8.5″ X 11″ size. I used 1.5 line spacing on one book, and 1.15 line spacing on the one I brought over from CreateSpace. I justified the text and added page numbers. On the CreateSpace book, I left it at the 1.15 line spacing with first-line paragraph indents because the size increased.

Selfpublishingschool.com shares some great tips on formatting your novel. There is a debate right now as to whether or not you need to do a first line indent on paragraphs in fiction books. I did do it for…

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