I read this post the other day from Hugh Howey about formatting in InDesign.
It's great. Hugh has made a video demonstrating how to do it so your books look amazing, and so I wanted to post some examples of what I did in InDesign because I found it so much easier than fighting Microsoft Word.
Paperback formatting frustrated the hell out of me. I'd managed to put together a couple of books before outsourcing one (Taking Chances). The formatter http://formaxeffect.com did an fantastic job and the book is absolutely beautiful. I realised, that although I loved the job she'd done, I really did want to do it myself if I could.
I'd read blog posts and forum posts about people using InDesign, so decided to give it a go. I have some basic Photoshop skills too, so managed to get some little images for the scene breaks and my cover designer told me which fonts to use. And this is what I did. :D
And then there's this ...
All done in InDesign, and the beauty of it is that I have a template for my books now. It can be a bit of a learning curve, but I think the results speak for themselves. :D
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