How to format a book for Createspace in MS Word

Microsoft Word isn’t ideally suited for print formatting or book design; however if you do it well, your book will be of high enough quality that readers won’t notice. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to do well.

Microsoft Word is a fickle program, and you need to learn how to do everything the right way before you can get your book to look professional. And it has to look professional, or it will be much harder for you to get anybody to read it.

So I’ve put up a whole bunch of book formatting templates on this site, in Microsoft Word, added some tutorial videos, and done all the research for you so that you can design genre-specific book interiors (instead of generic book design that could fit anywhere).

Browse around to find all the free goodies, and please share if you use the templates.

About The Author

Derek Murphy

I'm a location independent book designer (and book marketing genius) working on my PhD in Literature and shopping for a castle to use as a writer's paradise. I write non-fiction and YA.

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