03-04-2011 10:23 AM
Formatters, Editors, Proofreaders----any and all who service a book's interior, feel free to post here.
(Hint: In the Subject line, delete "Re: Book Services----Interior" and replace it with the service you are offering.)
03-04-2011 10:32 AM - edited 03-04-2011 12:27 PM
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03-04-2011 12:19 PM - edited 04-21-2011 06:04 AM
We design and format books and prepare them for publication.
We work with self-publishers and love working with people from all over the world. It all started when I decided to fulfill my bucket list by making one book and publishing it. Next thing I knew I had created tons of books. It gave me a thrill and a feeling of satisfaction. Now I get the very same fulfillment from doing it for others–getting their book out there, looking exactly like books in bookstores.
The major difference between us and other book formatting services, is that no matter how hard we may try to get the job in and out, our personal nature always leads us to deliver more than the book services purchased. Though I bite my tongue sometimes trying desperately not to tell the author that they need to hire an editor and get their own ISBN before publishing, it is near impossible. Next thing I know, I’ve blurted out my advice. My urge to help authors produce the best book possible is overpowering, and I find myself subtly sneaking in editing or publishing advice.
You are who you are—and we are people wanting to help people. More specifically, we are lovers of books, and writers and book designers, and we want to offer the best we have to other book writers: Book formatting and layout services with a personal touch.
03-24-2011 05:10 AM
Page Numbering in MS Word
A quick tutorial on how to insert and format page numbers in Microsoft Word. It also tells how to get rid of those peasky lines across the foot of the page
A download is available here
03-24-2011 10:22 AM
I have a question about formatting!
In previewing my book online, "page 1" is the cover and "page 2" is the first page of my book, the title page. Will that page print on the back of the cover? or will the back of the cover be blank and the first page of my book appear on the right side, the actual first paper page of the book that is not the cover? Ideally I would like for that first page to appear on the right, as a title page, and not on the back of the cover.
I wish that I could preview my book two pages at a time, as if I were looking at a hard copy of it before I buy it.
03-24-2011 12:25 PM
No, the Preview does not represent the way the pages are printed in the book itself.
The front cover is printed and the inside of the front cover is blank.
The first inside printed page is the first page you uploaded.
The back cover is also printed and again the inside of the back cover is blank.
If you don't like the order of pages in the preview then you should design and upload your own but the cover will automatically be placed at the front of the preview.