Get Started With the DIY Templates


I made this whole awesome video walkthrough but it saved low-resolution for some reason.
I’m so sorry about that, as it makes it hard to see all the menu details.


Just hit the orange button to download a .zip folder with the sample templates. Then watch the videos to learn how to customize them, choose fonts for your genre, and more.

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🔒100% secure download. These should save directly in your downloads folder. 

I’ve saved the Word templates as .doc and .docx, but you will need Microsoft Word to open them. There’s also a .indd file for InDesign, if you have it, and a “getting started” PDF to walk you through it, though it may be faster to use the video above.

Each of these templates has several potential design choices and fonts: pick the one you want and remove the rest. I encourage you to match the fonts to your book cover design or genre, without going crazy. In general, the younger the audience (children’s/young adult) the “bigger” or more flashy the design will be. For most adult books, a clean, understated design is best.

Here’s a quick preview of the styles you’ll find in the sample package.

Free Publishing Guides


I promised you a few free books, so here they are – these links lead to a landing page with more info and you can download the PDF’s straight from there. Two of these are full-length books with over 100 reviews on Amazon. The other is a quick guide to a popular email series that has already reached over a hundred thousand authors. They’ve been updated recently and will help you avoid common publishing mistakes, so please take some time to skim through them.

Click the buttons below to download these free guides.

Sorry for the mess, we’re rebuilding this site!~


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PS – if my templates don’t work for you and you’re a Mac user, you should check out Vellum.


PC users – there’s now a great new formatting software called Atticus.