Category Archives: Book Formatting

Book Formatting Commands for Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I’ve had a number of people email me who own Mac computers, and who own Microsoft Word 2011 for the Mac. They would like to use the formatting information in Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, but have found that the instructions … Continue reading

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Old Lightning Source Cover Template

Lightning Source recently changed the look of their cover templates. If you are still working with their old template design, here’s help. Visit the following link for an informational excerpt from Version 1 of Book Formatting for Self-Publishers: http://www.diamondpresspublishing.com/how-to-publish-a-book/Files/OLDTemplate.pdf Also … Continue reading

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New Standard Color Printing Option at Lightning Source

Lightning Source now offers Standard Color printing for POD, which utilizes new inkjet technology. LSI continues to offer Premium Color, as well. Standard Color costs about half as much per page, compared to Premium Color. For additional information, visit: http://www.ingramcontent.com/MRKNG/2012/52856-29853/29853.html

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How to Remove or Delete Indents in Kindle eBooks

Those Kindle Indents! Anyone who has uploaded an ebook to Amazon’s KDP program (in Microsoft Word .doc format) knows what I am talking about. Indents are added to every single paragraph in the entire book! If you are a perfectionist, … Continue reading

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Downsampled Images in eBooks for PubIt!: How to Fix the Problem

Well, I spent most of the past week converting Book Formatting for Self-Publishers into different ebook formats–specifically for Smashwords, PubIt!, and into a high quality, clickable PDF (solution not in this post). An “easy” project turned into a nightmare. Why? … Continue reading

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How to Convert a Table, Chart, Graph or Text Box into an Image

Convert a Table, Chart, Graph, or Text Box into an Image If you need to format a book that contains a table, chart, graph, etc., into an ebook, you may wish to change the table into an image. Certain platforms, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Book Formatting for Self Publishers

Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide Easily Format Books with Microsoft Word; Format eBooks for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords; Convert Book Covers for Lightning Source, CreateSpace Have you written a fiction novel or a nonfiction book that you would … Continue reading

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