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07-03-2011, 10:19 PM
Does anybody have any advice or experience on using book design/formatting software? I was thinking of giving it a go and using software to get my next book ready for print but after Googling the topic I was met with mind boggling results :-)

Any recommendations/tips on formatting or what software to buy, (also page layout, PDF etc) would be gratefully appreciated.

07-03-2011, 10:31 PM
I use:

For ebooks:
Cover: Visio
Interior: Microsoft Expression to edit HTML directly.

For print books via CreateSpace:
Cover: Photoshop
Interior: Word

I write novels, so no internal images or fancy text layout. Just paragraphs and chapter headers.

(If you want some instruction on simple formatting your book for Kindle, check out my Format Your Ebook for Kindle in One Hour (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HZX7W2?ie=UTF8&tag=derjcan-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004HZX7W2).)

Al Stevens
07-04-2011, 12:54 AM
GIMP. Free and has most of what Photoshop does.