The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book

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Indie authors struggle every day with formatting their books for both digital and print. This handy pocket guide is meant to walk you through, step-by-step, to creating the most attractive, easy to read book possible.

Stop wasting your time and smashing your head on your desk in frustration. Balding authors with permanent red spots make us all look crazy.

Your answers are inside these pages. It's everything you need to know about self-publishing your book.

It's broken into six easy sections:

  1. Branding Yourself
  2. Formatting Your Manuscript
  3. Building a Digital Cover
  4. Final Checks
  5. Business Considerations
  6. If Your Book is a Print Version
Each of those sections contains a wealth of information. There's no babbling here. You need short, straight, and to the point. Why waste time reading words you don't need to?

Help yourself and grab a copy today. There's even a look inside preview where you can see that table of contents and each section within. Go take a look for free!

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From the Author:

I saw so many authors struggling to format their books for both the digital and print platforms. There was no way I could stand by each one and hold their hand through the process. I figured, with my graphic design know-how, I could help those struggling authors if I wrote a book that walked them through the setup process and let them in on a few design secrets along the way.

Thus, The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book was born. It details how you can format your book for every digital platform with ease, and even goes into how to set up your interior and cover files for CreateSpace's printing platform without the hassle of getting major errors when you submit.

I decided to detail the functions in commonly used programs so no one would feel the need to rush out and buy new software. Your book can look great without you spending a ton of money.

This is meant to be a pocket guide. It has no fluffy stuff. It's very simple for even the newest of users to figure 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.

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What you'll find in this book:

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!
Images
Font Choices - Why does it Matter?
Using Layers

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
Running Headers
Cover Considerations
Explaining Bleed and Safety
Conversion to CMYK for print
Math Involved

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