We have arrived at step three of the self-publishing process. At this point, you should have a completed, error-free manuscript ready for formatting. I searched the internet for simple DIY tutorials, and I came across two awesome formatting videos by an indie author. One video is specifically for eBooks while the second video is for print-on-demand (POD). I know this series is for eBooks, but I have decided to also have print versions of my book.
What’s Included Today:
- eBook formatting
- eBook conversion software
- POD formatting
- POD template
- Professional formatting (Optional)
eBook Conversion Software
POD Formatting (CreateSpace)
POD Template (Use on CreateSpace when they ask for the book cover)
- POD Template for CreateSpace
- Barcode Generator
For those who might take the POD route, remember to use images that are at least 300 dpi. I recommend creating your cover using this template generator in either Photoshop or Word. I use Photoshop Elements 7, so you definitely don’t need to break the bank for the latest version of Photoshop.
For those of you who don’t want to do a DIY method, there are professional services available that can handle all of the formatting for you. Here are a few that I found:
*All three include POD services*