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.
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.
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.
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, www.creativindie.com, 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!
Book Marketing is Dead
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.
Share DIY Book Formats on Twitter or Facebook to unlock 3 more free books!
How to write, format, publish and promote your book
This is a basic crash course on self-publishing...I cover a lot of ground, and it's free - but you should also check out this Guide to Surviving the Self-Publishing Gauntlet.
Book cover design secrets that sell more books
This is a collection of the presentations I've given on book design at various writing conferences - however you should also check out the free video series I've added to www.diybookcovers.com.
100 Publishing Questions Answered
I asked my audience for their biggest frustrations and problems, then answered all their questions. This is kind of an encyclopedia of publishing. Hope it helps!
My brand and platform is devoted to helping you become creatively independent – that is, getting paid to be creative, by making things of value that help and/or entertain others. So while I talk a lot about publishing and selling books, I also focus on starting and running a successful business, creativity and productivity boosters, and tricks to gain more visibility, traffic and followers.
These books are all a little dated, but people still seem to like them - if they're helpful, please track them down on Amazon and leave a review!