ebook formatting

Three Quick Tips to Help Your Print Books Look Professional

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

Many self-publishers stress out about formatting their ebooks (my post Understanding Your Ebook Formatting Options explains your choices), but they assume putting together the print book files will be easy. After all, we’re writers because we love books. We’ve read thousands of them over our lifetime. We know how they should look, right?

Wrong.

When we were reading all those books, we probably weren’t paying much attention to the layout, but there are definitely right and wrong ways to format the print version of our book if we want to look professional.

Today I’m over at Fiction University, the blog of the lovely Janice Hardy, talking about three areas where we authors often make mistakes when it comes to print formatting, so that you’ll know what to do when the time comes to create a print version of your book.

To read Three Quick Tips to Help Your Print Books Look Professional, click here!

Understanding Your Ebook Formatting Options

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

I’m very excited to announce that I’m now a regular guest columnist over at Janice Hardy’s Other Side of the Story. My first post appears today, and I’m going over the options you have for formatting your ebook if you’re planning to self-publish.

When I first decided to self-publish, one of the decisions that tied my stomach into the most knots was how to format my ebook. I had a meager budget, and I’ll be honest—I’m not exactly a technological wiz kid. I still use an ancient cell phone with no internet capabilities, and I get heart palpitations every time my computer hiccups.

But what I realized was that ebook formatting isn’t nearly as scary as I thought. In fact, I actually fell a little in love with the process. We have a lot of options, which means we can all find the one that works best for us, for our book, and for our budget.

Join me to find out about your ebook formatting options!

I hope you’ll check out the books in my Busy Writer’s Guides series, including Strong Female Characters and How to Write Dialogue.

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