The Best Way to Format Your Book
When you are writing your book, be sure to do the formatting as you write it. When you do it this way, you will then have an idea of how many pages you have already written and how many words that you will have to write in each chapter. It should be laid out professionally. If you want a book that is well formatted, then follow the tips that are given below.
The first thing you need to do is to decide on the dimensions of your book, or the book size. Page length and width is determined beforehand. The number of pages that you have written will determine how thick your book will be.
It is always good to make your book size follow the most popular one. There are many sizes you can choose for your book but 6×9 inches is the most common size for books. If you book has around a hundred pages, then this is the ideal book size.
If you are writing your book, use your page setup facility in your writing document so that you can set the size page to 6×9.
If you are now deciding on margins, make sure to select options to use mirror margins. The ideal margins for the top and bottom are .75 inches. The inside and outside margins should be set to .5 inches. The gutter should be set to .35 inches.
Garmond 11 is the best font and font size to use for your book. Your sub-heading will surely stand out if you use a font that is slightly larger and in bold letters. Garamond 24 is the ideal font and font size for your chapter headings because these are much larger fonts.
One way to start the first paragraph of your chapter is to use a large dropped capital letter for the first letter. Your finished layout will look very professional with this style. Indent the first line to 1 inch in the paragraphs that proceed the first one.
If you will start a new chapter, the chapter title should sit approximately halfway down the page. With this style, the chapter title will stand out and you readers will easily know that they have started a new chapter.
Pages of your book can easily be filled out if you use the tips given above. If you format your book as your write, then you will be able to see your progress. If you format your book only after it has been completely written, then you will undergo a most tedious process.
If you are a book writer, these tips should help you make the best possible format for your book which you can publish the soonest time possible.