Formatting Your Paperback Book:

10 Simple Tips to Publishing a “REAL” Book

Elmore Hammes

Published by Elmore Hammes at Smashwords

Copyright © 2010 by Elmore Hammes

All Rights Reserved.

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Ten simple guidelines to making your paperback book look more like a real book!

This brief document is intended to assist an author new to the self-publishing arena in making the interior of their printed paperback book look more polished and professional. Many new authors simply load their original Word manuscript to a print on demand / self-publishing site such as or and expect the book to look like a “real” book when printed. These sites simply don’t work like that. As a self-published or independent author, it is your responsibility to format the source document in a manner that will result in a professional printed result.

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