The Easiest Way to Format Your Book

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Ready to publish your book, but need help with the formatting? I get it! When I first started publishing, over a decade ago, I struggled to find reliable book formatters. I paid over $500 to have my first book formatted because I had no idea what I was doing. But then whenever I wanted to make changes or updates, it was a major pain. So I forced myself to learn how to format books from scratch, first in MS Word, then in Adobe InDesign. And I'll tell you a secret... I still hate formatting. Even though I know what I'm doing, it's still tedious and time consuming. If you can afford to pay a designer and are 100% sure your book is finished, clean and ready for publishing, you might want to look into hiring someone, despite the cost.

However, if you want to learn how to format your own books, so you have more control over updating your manuscript even after you publish, then you're in the right place. If you browse this site you'll find tutorials and tips to walk you through formatting your book for print and ebook - but to save us both time, I've also put together a package of "done-for-you" templates with a variety of styles you can use as a base. You can just copy+paste your chapters into my formats, update your chapter headings with the style you want, and you'll be ready to go in about half an hour. Sign up now to download the free package, and I'll also send you my three most popular guides to self-publishing and book marketing, so you'll be completely prepared to make your book launch successful.

22,358+ authors have used our beautiful formatting templates to publish their books...

Now it's YOUR turn to get the help you need.


It’s here! Vellum 3.0 is out now with exciting new options for styling your books.

And to celebrate this release, all packages are now 30% off!

Vellum Press $249.99 $174.99
Vellum Ebooks $199.99 $139.99

Buy with the links above or by using the Purchase button inside Vellum. The sale ends on December 6, though, so act fast.

Already purchased Vellum? Get ready for everything in this free update!

All-New Styles

Vellum 3.0 features twenty-four Styles, with sixteen all-new designs. Every Style allows for multiple configurations, giving you a world of new options for your books.

You’ll also find a brand new browser for Styles, with new categories that can help you find the perfect match for your story.

Full-Bleed Heading Backgrounds

Add a rich background behind the beginning of each chapter in your print edition. Use a single-page background, or fill the entire page spread and wow your readers. You can even set the mood with white text on a dark background.

Vellum comes with six illustrated backgrounds that are ready to use in your book, as well as a Custom option where you can provide your own.

PS. If you're here looking for free book writing templates or book writing software, make sure to check out the links below. I have a 24-chapter plot outline and a simpler 8-point "plot dot" system.