The Best Way to Format Your Book
The best way to format a book is to start formatting once your start writing it or format it 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. Below are some tips that can help you format your book properly.
The first thing you need to do is to decide on the dimensions of your book, or the book size. You should determine its length and its width. 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. This is ideal size of a book that has around a hundred pages
You can immediately set your page size to 6×9 inches by using your page setup facility in your writing document.
Then 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. 0.35 inches is the gutter size.
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. Your chapter headings should use a very much larger font which can be Garamond 24.
You can use a large dropped capital letter for the first letter of the first paragraph of each chapter. Your finished layout will look very professional with this style. In the proceeding paragraphs, you should indent the first line to 1 inch.
When a new chapter is started, it is ideal that the chapter title is placed approximately halfway down the pages. In order for your reader to clearly know that you have started a new chapter, you should place the chapter title halfway down in order to make it stand out.
Pages of your book can easily be filled out if you use the tips given above. Your progress can easily be seen if right from the start you are already formatting your book. It also avoids the tedious task of formatting the book once it has been written.
This article will help the aspiring book writer have a good format for his book and which will save him time and effort getting his book published.