From the Author
Thus, The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book was born. It details how you can format your book for every digitalplatform with ease, and even goes into how to set up your interior andcover files for CreateSpace's printing platform without the hassle ofgetting major errors when you submit.
I decided to detail thefunctions in commonly used programs so no one would feel the need torush out and buy new software. Your book can look great without youspending a ton of money.
This is meant to be a pocket guide. Ithas no fluffy stuff. It's very simple for even the newest of users tofigure out. I've put myself on the pages of a book in the hopes that I can sit and look over your shoulder, offering advice, in one way or another.
From the Inside Flap
Section One - Branding Yourself
Choosing an Identity
Creating a Logo (or having one created for you)
Color Scheme Dos and Don'ts
Consistency is Queen - Because Kings are controlled by Queens!
Section Two - Formatting Your Manuscript
Dos and Don'ts when Writing Your Book
Quick Tips for Better Legibility
Building Your Save System
Different Formats for Different Platforms
Section Three - Building a Digital Cover
Size IS Important!
Font Choices - Why does it Matter?
Section Four - Final Checks
Uploading and Proofing
Section Five - Business Considerations
Choosing your distributor(s)
Places to Sell and Market Your Book
Section Six - If Your Book is a Print Version
Your Book's Guts
Orphans and Widows
Pesky Page Numbers
Explaining Bleed and Safety
Conversion to CMYK for print