Have you ever picked up a book and it just felt cheap?
Or how about when you start reading and the words run together in places or disappear into the binding?
No matter how great your writing is, a cheap feel or terrible layout can be the death of a good book. This is why it is very important to have an understanding of book formatting, even if you are not doing it yourself. There are bounds of tutorials across the net that will help you garner a working understanding of this process, as well as explaining paper types and guidelines in explicit detail.
Formatting is like your business card. Regardless of who does your formatting – a publisher, a freelance book designer, or you – the only thing a reader associates your book with is YOU, the author. Your book’s formatting and feel will determine how a reader sees…
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