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Setting up your book (free instructions and tools)*

Self-Publishing Course

Book Template Files

Select from the following Microsoft Word Book Template files to download to your PC
(These are our own templates and do include some dummy text)

KDP Tools (see also below for tutorials)

  • KDP - Kindle Direct Publishing - set up and manage account

  • Using Cover Creator - Tutorial and video

  • Cover Templates - downloadable template files based on your book's page count and trim size

  • Kindle Create - e-Book creator (Mac and PC)
    - format your manuscript in Word and upload the finished .doc(x) file to KDP

  • Kindle Comic Creator
    - a free tool for authors and publishers to turn their comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle books

  • Kindle eBook previewer - download
    • Mac - MacOS 10.9 or later
    • PC - Windows 7 or later

  • KDP Cover Calculator - Excel file to calculate spine thickness

  • KDP Print Cost and Royalty Calculator

Other free tools

Free conversion tools

These are links to sample sites - there are many others you can use.
Click on or google the following phrases:

Free art/photos, etc

No royalty fees - just beware of the advertisements

Open Source software (free)

These programmes have similar functionality as the industry standard packages.
Features will vary and menu structures differ.
They may also contain additional / better fetures.

Book: Type, Design & Makeup

  • Open Office - Microsoft Word Replacement - text layout
  • Scribus - Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign Replacement - page layout programme (better image handling)

Cover: Design & Layout

  • GIMP - Adobe Photoshop Replacement - Photo & Bitmap Image manipulation, book cover creation
  • Inkscape - Adobe Illustrator replacement - Vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

eBook Management

  • Calibre - e-book management - useful for file conversion and book viewing

Tutorials

See also the links in the menu on the right-hand side of this page

Miscellaneous

Questions

Course Review / Comments

This feedback form is targeted at participants in our self-publishing course.

* Please Note:

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The advice that we provide here is based on our own experience and expertise. It is given without any prejudice, or any implied or other warranty.

 


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