- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: LionheART Publishing House (January 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910115045
- ISBN-13: 978-1910115046
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,550,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The LionheART Guide to Formatting
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From the Author
"As writers we are wordsmiths, creating a world, characters and story with language, and punctuation is one of the tools of language. To ignore it, except for rare exceptions, to me is like Monet painting with badly mixed colours, or Michelangelo attempting to sculpt using a hammer when a chisel is needed.
"Words are what we do, language is our medium and punctuation is our tool. When I write, I want to take my readers to my world, to join my characters on their journey, to experience their challenges, traumas and desires. I want them to take this journey with me, without noticing the individual words, full stops or commas. I want them to lose themselves in the story, not in the mechanics of it, and this will only happen if all the elements are right."
From the Inside Flap
A reader should not be able to tell whether a book has been published independently or traditionally just by reading it - and quite simply, they also deserve a self-published book to be of the same high standard as a book from one of the major publishing houses. This means getting all the elements right - not just the story, but also the editing, formatting and cover.
There are two options for getting the formatting right: hiring a formatter or learning to do it yourself. This guide is for authors who want to be intimately involved (and in control) of every aspect of their book. I wanted to compile a reference tool which is simple, easy to use and full of tips to help you.