FREE Book Formatting Templates

Authors have enough costs and publishing challenges to deal with already, so I've built an amazing package of book formatting templates in MS Word and InDesign you can download for free. There are 5 templates, and each template has 5 different chapter page styles, so you can mix and match to find something perfect for your book. These templates were made using free fonts.

>>Click Here to Download the Templates<<


This is what they look like...Book formatting templates set2

Getting started with the templates (VIDEO).

Please watch this introductory video on how to use the templates - this is just a quick guide to downloading and getting started. You'll still need to learn how to format books, because there is no "push-button" automatic solution to book formatting, but with these templates and the video guides below, I hope it will be much faster and easier for you.

Click here to learn about formatting in MS word.

Click here to learn about using InDesign

Click here to learn about ebook conversion


I hope the templates are helpful. You should really check out all my resources for cover design as well. I'm developing lots of resources to help authors with visibility and connecting to readers, so if you're not sure how to go about marketing your book, you might want to follow me on Twitter or Facebook and see what I'm up to.

aprofile150Thanks and good luck!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Derek Murphy



Book cover design and book formatting are just some of the things I do. I also manage about a dozen publishing related businesses and publish books of my own. In fact, having spent over 10 years working intimately with all facets of the publishing process, I’ve become an expert on print on demand and ebooks, building an author platform, hacking Kindle and Amazon, social media manipulation and book marketing.

I write articles about that stuff on my main blog,, where I also give away a ton of free content. But in case you never visit me over there, here are some free books for you!

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I recently redid Book Marketing is Dead (2016) and made it free. It's been a bestseller for the past 2 years though, so you might want to check it out on Amazon.

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More stuff to help you publish

You can also check out my main book cover design site, or my blog where I help authors and artists produce and sell their best work. If you're looking for a book editor, check out



Good luck!

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