Formatting

One of the hardest parts of creating a book is correctly formatting the file. This content offers advice and information to help you with correct formatting.

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Pre-Publishing Checklist

Publishing is a grueling task. We’ve got some simplified points to remember so you don’t get overwhelming designing your book.

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Book Templates By Lulu

What is a book template and why should you use one? We’ve got you covered with access to Lulu’s library of templates and this breakdown of how to use them!

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Word To PDF Conversion Guide

Export print-ready PDFs with Lulu’s quick guide to export from Word to PDF for printable book files.

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Which Font Should I Use For My Book?

Stop stressing about your fonts! With all the work that goes into creating your book, picking the right font shouldn’t be a roadblock.

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Ink

Printers use ink defined by your interior and cover file color space to create your printed book. Make sure your book file is set up to print

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Understanding Full Bleed Printing

Full Bleed is the term for page layout incorporating a bleed margin for printers. Learn how to prepare your file for full bleed printing.

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How to Make a print-ready PDF

Create a PDF to the print-ready specifications your self-publisher requires to make certain your book design prints perfectly.

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Choosing the Right Book Size

What are the correct dimensions for a novel? A textbook? A memoir? Determining the right answer is harder than it may seem.

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