Tips on Interior Formatting
I'm totally new at all this, but would like my first book to look really good from a page formatting standpoint. The template downloaded from Lulu for a 6x9 book seems really simplistic. What I am looking for is a tutorial, samples, etc. for how best to set margins, font sizes, header and footer, where to put page numbering, etc.
For example, the Lulu template has 3/4" margins on both sides, whereas books I've looked at in my library tend to have inner margins (binding edge) noticeably narrower than the outer margin, e.g. 3/4" inner, 1" outer.
Another immediate question is regarding font size. Again, the Lulu template is set to 12pt New Times Roman, but comparing a printout I made using this to books that I own, it seems like 11pt would be more like it. What is the best font size to use for a 6x9 trade paperback printed book?
Any other resources that you can point me to would be appreciated. Lulu's tools seem good, but their documentation seems oriented more to just the Lulu uploading and production phases.