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Flinch-Free Formatting for Indie Authors

Some good tips. I’ll be adding my own on how to specifically format for kindle when I do that to mine and figure it all out 🙂


Indie authors are amazing. Right?  Of course, they are. And so many of them are tackling the task of publishing their work on incredibly low or almost non-existent budgets. There is a natural reluctance to pouring lots of your hard-earned money into that pet project – your novel.  As a result, many writers opt to go the Do It Yourself (DIY) route.

In actuality, DIY formatting in Microsoft Word is easy – if you know what to do and what not to do. Nonetheless, in recent months, I have found myself flinching in the face of messy formatting in some of the books I have picked up.  In this post, I’d like to offer my fellow indie authors a few pointers on preparing their masterpieces for publication as e-books.

First of all, a few words about Print vs. Kindle formats.  When you are finalizing your print layout (usually creating a PDF), the what-you-see-is-what-you-get-rule…

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