We spend months or even years thinking about the content of our book. But how much time do we spend thinking about the front and back matter? I'm betting barely more than a few minutes. But perhaps you should. Indexes can be extremely useful for your readers. Denise Gaskin is here to explain how to DIY yourself a nonfiction index.
Ever thought of publishing large-print editions of your books? There's much more to it than just increasing font size - but with Russell Phillips' handy guide here, you'll find it an easy way to build your inventory and readership.
Can you tell your recto from your verso? Know your serif from your sans serif? Make sure you're familiar with these essential typesetting terms that all indie authors need to know to make their books look the best they can - by professional typesetter Amie McCracken
How many of these 7 bad formatting habits do you have? Save yourself from avoidable problems by following these 7 top tips! Courtesy of Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press, drawing on years of experience.
Want to ensure your self-published books have the professional finish? Follow these 10 top tips for formatting their interior - it's easier than you might think, once you know the basic rules!
In this month's Ask ALLi Beginners' Self-publishing Salon we introduce two new hosts, Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran, talking about how to format ebooks and print books like a pro
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
Book formatting advice: a definitive answer to the old chestnut of how many spaces to type after a period - and an easy way to eliminate too many.
Don't miss these 6 top tips to make child's play out of formatting print books, using Microsoft Word - it's easier than you might think!
Clear instructions on how to use Calibre to format ebooks which include a lot of illustrations or photos, by Rose Deakin
How to use the Reedsy Book Editor to format ebooks and print books for free - a really helpful how-to post for indie authors who want to DIY
Top tips on how to format an ebook in Microsoft Word - an easy way to do-it-yourself, often used by beginners in self-publishing but also by more experienced authors.