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Book Design Basics II

By Colin Dunbar

In this post we continue with our book planning, and at the end I’ve included the items you can include in your Book Design Checklist. Having a completed checklist will save you time when you start formatting your book in Word.
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Format a Book In Word – Book Structure: Body and Back Matter

By Colin Dunbar

Body Matter

The body matter is the meat of your book – the main content.
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Format a Book In Word – Book Structure: Front Matter

By Colin Dunbar

Front Matter

When you format your book for hard copy printing, you should follow the structure as shown in the diagram below.  As I said previously, there are no hard and fast rules that dictate how a book must be structured, but the structure discussed here is one that’s been around for a few hundred years.
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Book Formatting Basics

By Colin Dunbar

Congratulations!

I congratulate you on taking the decision to invest the time in formatting your book like a professional. Doing this will separate you from the amateur self-published authors, and I assure you it will have an effect on how you are perceived as an author.
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Introduction

By Colin Dunbar

You want to self-publish your book and you have MS Word. But you don’t have advanced experience with Word. You’re nervous as heck because you have no idea how to get your book to look professional; there’s just so many things that you need to know…

“I just can’t get the headers and footers right.”

“I can’t get my images to stay where I want them to.”

“Do I have to embed my fonts?”

“I want to add an index, but don’t know how to.”
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