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What's next?

Element #7 of a book that is ready for self‑publishing:

[ Correct formatting for digital or paper publication ]



Formatting and requirements vary across platforms and according to whether you want to publish in digital or paperback or both.

For example:
Page size, indentations, paragraph and page breaks, file type, headers and footers, styles, etc.
One of the most significant differences between eBooks and printed books involves images: resolution, size and colors are handled completely different.

Popular platforms that publish eBooks include:

  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing,
  • Draft2Digital,
  • Kobo,
  • Apple iBooks Store,
  • Smashwords,
  • Wattpad, and
  • Radish.



One popular platform that solely publishes paperbacks:

  • CreateSpace -- *Update: now managed by Kindle Direct Publishing



Three platforms that publish both eBooks and printed books are:

  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing,
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Press,
  • Lulu.

At any time, please feel free to check out my site and contact me about your current project, or with questions about my Book Overhaul Service.