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CreateSpace Formatting Sampler (6x9): A Hold-In-Your-Hand Gallery of Formatting Examples Paperback – April 25, 2014
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From the Author
Dear Fellow Authors:
When I was formatting a CreateSpace version of my book Drive, Ride, Repeat, I had to decide on margins, headers, footers, font face, font size, and paragraph style (block or indented). I could go with smaller margins and/or smaller fonts to reduce the page count. I could have blank lines between paragraphs, or use indented paragraphs. Wow, what a lot of decisions I had to make!
My problem was that without holding a physical book in my hand, I couldn't get a good feeling for how these options would affect the appearance of my creation. Sure, I could get representations on my computer screen, but the book was going to be hardcopy, so I wanted to see the examples in hardcopy. On your computer screen there's no way to know, for example, whether the text will be lost in the inner margins, or whether it will be big enough to read comfortably. I wanted to open a real book, and see what combinations of these specs made it readable. I looked, but couldn't find a physical book with samples of different layouts.
That's why I wrote this book. I hope you will find it useful.
From the Back Cover
To make a beautiful CreateSpace book, you need to choose the best combination of font, font size, paragraph style, justification, and margins.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a physical book that shows you exactly how each of those formats look? That's something you can't get on your computer screen.
The CreateSpace Formatting Sampler (6x9) is a gallery of different formatting styles. Here's how it works:
Each of the 24 chapters illustrates a particular style. That is, a given combination of font, paragraph type, margins, etc. Within that chapter you will see exactly what your book would look like were you to use that chapter's particular formatting style.
It answers questions such as "Should I use block paragraphs or indented?" "What margins do I need to keep text from disappearing into the center of the book?" "Should I use full justification, or left-aligned text?"
Buy this book today, and consult it whenever you need to make a decision about formatting.