After years of designing hundreds of books, and coaching thousands of self-publishing authors, I've learned a few things about book formatting. I still think InDesign is the best way to professionally format a book; but it's a pain when authors need to make updates and changes (and there are always revisions).
Plus it doesn't convert cleanly over to ebook format without some manual fixing and trouble-shooting. For that reason, Microsoft Word is probably the best choice for indie authors, even though it's a little buggy and can be frustrating to start from scratch.
In the first batch of book formatting templates I used free fonts, but if you want your book to look professional, you should consider some paid fonts, which looks a little sharper. I can't give you the paid fonts, you'll have to buy them, or find someone who has more fonts installed on their computer. But your book will love your for it. (You can also just replace the fonts with the free options I've listed on this website).
You can use my own, self-hosted ebook conversion tool that works like magic to make flawless mobi and epub files (and is easier to use than any alternative.)
And I won't make you choose just one design; you can get 15 totally unique book layouts in both InDesign and Ms Word, plus some extra resources and book marketing tips to make sure your book is successful.
I normally charge $349 for print and ebook formatting, but you can get all the templates in the Master Package for only $47. Other designers are charging that much just for one single template (and since they're usually using free fonts, their templates won't look as good as these). So, ready to sign up?
Get 15 Expertly Designed Book Formatting Templates
and some extra bonuses to help you publish and market your books
Here's what the templates look like....
Don't make the mistake of thinking these templates aren't "perfect" for your book so you can't use them. These templates are just starting points - the guide explains how to change the fonts to match your cover and choose the best elements for your genre. They'll be 100% unique and customized when you're done.
Did you see all the awesome bonuses?
In case you missed it, I'm giving away my $197 book marketing course, Reach Your Readers, for free when you buy the Master Package for book formatting templates, along with some other bonuses. Don't miss out!
How much do you care about your book?
I could have put all the resources on DIY Book Formats behind a paywall, but decided not to, because I believe indie authors desperately need better book formatting tutorials and guides, and I like to help as much as I can. So while you have to pay for the Master Package of templates, you'll find a whole bunch of other valuable resources that I'm giving away for FREE on this website. Don't let that stop you from buying however. Since so many people are downloading the free templates, if you are serious about your book and want it to look as professional as possible, you'll want to make sure you interior is unique and beautiful.
Get 15 expertly designed book formatting templates
in both Word and InDesign