Answer: Probably NOT… MS Word is not a book layout software, and is likely to convey “amateur” to your readers. Book set-up for printing can be challenging with any of the following:
If you still want to “Do It Yourself”, you can review these instructions: https://diybookformats.com/mswordtemplates/
There are many benefits of hiring a professional company like MyBookDesigner:
Call Debbi at MyBookDesigner (651-206-8926). This way you will work with a professional book formatter rather than painstakingly “reinvent the wheel”.
If you still want to DIY for print-on-demand, here are instructions from KindleKDP (Amazon): Formatting requirements.
Answer: Debbi (our graphic designer/publishing consultant) can give you references of satisfied authors and publishing companies with whom she has worked.
Debbi’s other qualifications and services:
All the books are custom-designed, not from a template. Non-Fiction-Formatting-Sample.
A: Here is a PDF listing the service inclusions, and “additional” services. For additional services beyond the contract inclusions, we bill at our hourly rate ($50 or $40 for non-profits). Request a sample design contract.
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Debbi, I would like to thank you for the awesome work you did on my book, The Hidden Life of Jesus. I received the first copies and I must say, the book looks great. I am truly satisfied, and would like to employ your services in the near future for a Spanish version of this book, and also for my next book. I also appreciate the kind and courteous manner of your professionalism. I did not understand the process, but you were willing to take time out to help me understand some of the necessary details. Thank you, I have already begun recommending your book design and editing services to friends and colleagues. God bless you.
~ Deacon Norman Alexander, The Hidden Life of Jesus