I do not claim to be an expert at everything but I do know how to setup a book if you are interested. I have numerous books in print and e-books on various store servers. I will walk you through setting up a book on your PC or laptop. This is a Window’s program but the procedure is approximately the same for a Mac.
Open a document and in the far left corner of the document click. A box will request a name of the book you want to write. Select a name and replace it in the document box and click save. Now you have a name for your book. Later, if you decide the name can be changed.
Under the document bar is the Address Bar. The Address Bar has a Document, Folder, Save Button, Print Button, Print Preview Button, Spell Checker/Grammar Checker Button, Cut Button, Undo Typing Button, Redo Typing Button, Link Button, various buttons that include the Font (what the script will look like), Font Size(size of lettering), and formatting buttons.
Under the Address Bar is the Menu Bar. The Menu Bar includes; File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Table, Window, and Help. In the newer versions the Menus are boxed side by side. Click on any menu and it includes the most of the address buttons. Knowing where to find these things are important to the writer. If you are thinking maybe you want to buy an editing program, don’t bother. The P.C. has an excellent editing program.
Now You Are Ready.
You have an Open Document with the Name of your Book. Highlight the name of your book. On the address bar click the Font Button and select; Times New Roman. The Style: Regular, Size: 12. You may want to make your Title a larger Font and click the center on the Formatting Buttons. You can have a title page with just the name or not the decision is yours.
Header and Footer.
The next decision is about the Headers and Footers (top and bottom of your pages) they must be selected. Select using an X in the boxes (Odd and Even) and (Different First Page). Size of space Header: .5 and Footer: .5. The tops and bottoms of your pages are now formatted for your book.
Formatting a Paragraph.
Select on Menu Bar; Format; in the Format Menu select; Paragraph. In the Paragraph section select; General: Left to Right; Spacing: 1.5 inches. Your paragraphs are now ready to be written.
Your pages need to be Vertical at the Top and the Text Flow; should be Direction: Horizontal. Select Menu Bar: File: Page Setup needs Margins: Top; .5 inch, Inside; .5 inch and Gutter; .8 inch. This is the size of your book page. The next step is to select on the Menu bar: Insert. Open Insert Menu and select Page Numbers. Page Numbers select Position: Bottom Right. Orientation: Select Portrait. Pages: Multiple Pages and select Mirror Margins. Preview: Select Apply to: Whole Document. Alignment: Select Right. Place X in box for Show number on first page. Format: You may choose to include Chapter Numbers. Select Paper: Custom Size: Width: 6 inches, Height: 9 inches. Select Page Numbering: Continue from previous section. Start At: Ok-Cancel.
Following these directions will help you will setup a 6 by 9 inch book that can be published. Some of these directions may vary due to the evolution of programs.
Book Writing Ethics.
1. Write a minimum of one page a day.
2. Use Spell Checker.
3. Use Grammar Checker.
4. Research all facts.
5. When you quote a source include a REFERENCE page at the end of your book and list them.
6. REFERENCE PAGE EXAMPLE:
Alderfer, C. (1972). Existence, relatedness, and growth. New York: Free Press.
Astleitner, H. & Wiesner, C. (2004). An Integrated Model of Multimedia Learning and Motivation. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia: 2004; 13, 1; ProQuest Education Journals pg. 3.
Atkinson, J. W. & Birch, D. (1978).Introduction to motivation. (2nd. Ed.).New York: D. Van Nostrand.
Bixler, B. (2006).Motivation and its Relationship to the Design of Educational games. Retrieved from the worldwide web Nov. 2, 2009. http://archive.nmc.org/events/2006summerconf/materials/Bixler/m&g.pdf
REMEMBER THIS OUTLINE: It will help you create your book.
VOICE: Who is speaking and how they are speaking is important.
1. First Person (I, me, mine)
2. Second Person (He, she, it)
3. Third Person ( Them, they, we)
TONE: The emotions of the characters:
1. Happy (laughing, smiling, grinning)
2. Sad (crying, frowning, signing)
3. Angry (grimacing, cursing, abusive, threatening)
4. Bored (signing, lethargic, dull, tedious)
5. Pensive (thoughtful, concentrating, reserved)
TIPS Word meanings:
1. Shook her head is NO.
2. Nodded her head is YES.
3. Whenever possible use a noun when referring to a person. Example: Jane is the girl I love.
Instead of: She is the girl I love.
Embedding Fonts in Your Document:
In order to print your book, our printing presses need information about how to properly render the fonts used in your file. Information about fonts is not always included in documents by default, and you may need to take extra steps to explicitly embed fonts when you save your file. We recommend that you always embed fonts within your file in order to have your book print as intended.
Use a wide range of tools and programs to write and prepare your books for publication. Instructions for embedding fonts are different for each program, so we cannot cover all possible scenarios here. If the program you are utilizing to create your file is not included below, please consult the help documentation for those programs or tools for specific instructions on embedding fonts.
Microsoft Word 2010 and 2007 for Windows:
Microsoft Word includes an option to save the fonts that are used in your document with the file. This option increases file size, but it will ensure your fonts, word spacing, and breaks appear properly in your book.
These are the instructions I follow when I craft a book. I hope they help you create your own work of literary genius. My motive was to help individuals who desire to place their words on written page or e-page for virtual publication. I wish those who choose to use these instructions success in their literary careers.