Self-Publishing Tip — 6


When it comes to formatting your story for ebook publication, it’s not rocket science. When a reader opens your book, it should be easy to tell where one paragraph ends and another begins. Scene breaks should be easy to notice and the overall formatting should be full justified; not left, right or center.

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I use MS Word for the orignal writing, then import into Scrivener to create my ebook. Once I compile it, I check it out in various readers on my computer to make sure it looks good. If you don’t have the time to do  a proper job of formatting, then hire someone to do it for you. I charge 20 dollars for  short stories and 50 dollars for novels. with a good turn around time. If you are interested email me at

I have deleted so many ebooks with bad formatting. The author may have written a good book, but I’ll never know. If iI have to struggle to read what they wrote because of lousy spacing, forget it.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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5 Responses to Self-Publishing Tip — 6

  1. paulaacton says:

    That is really interesting to read, I had read a different article telling me not to justify the kindle version as that was what caused the spacing issues as the kindle auto justifies it based on the size of font the individual reader is using so this is certainly something I will have to look into more thanks

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    This is a great post from Anna Dobritt on formatting e-books. I’ve seen many authors simply use the print version of their books complete with headers and page numbers.

  3. tlryder says:

    I’m about to abandon a book that I think I would enjoy. . .if only it wasn’t double spaced. Double spacing is death on my eyeballs on my Kindle.

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