Choose Your Interior Book Style

For your ebook AND print book, the interior book style determines:

  1. Whether text is justified
  2. If text is to be hyphenated
  3. If first paragraphs are indented or set off with an extra space
  4. The look and placement of your chapter number and title
  5. The style of the first paragraph of each chapter
  6. The style of any text ornament you place between chapter segments
  7. The look of the first paragraph after an ornamental break.

FOR PRINT BOOKS ONLY, you can ALSO choose:

  1. The font
  2. The font size
  3. The line spacing
  4. The header and footer style
  5. And whether you want all chapters to begin on the right-hand page.

NOTE: Some of the first paragraph and ornamental break styles are available only with certain header styles. These are marked appropriately below.

Style Choices For Ebook AND Print

These choices will appear in both print and digital editions.

Do you want text justified or not?

JUSTIFIED

NOT JUSTIFIED

Do you want to enable hyphenation?

HYPHENATED

NOT HYPHENATED

Paragraphs indented or set off by an extra space?

INDENTED

SPACES

Now, choose your heading style

The heading style determines the look and the placement of your chapter number and chapter title, if you have one.

H-M-1

H-M-2

H-M-3

H-T-1

H-S-1

H-S-2

H-S-3

H-O-1

H-O-2

H-O-3

H-A-1

H-K-1

H-K-2

H-K-3

H-K-4

H-C-1

H-C-2

H-C-3

H-C-4

H-C-5

H-C-6

H-P-1

H-P-2

H-P-3

H-P-4

Next, choose your first paragraph style

The first paragraph style determines the look of the first paragraph of each chapter.

These first-paragraph styles are available with all header styles:

Normal Text

CAPS-3

CAPS-ALL

DC-BIG

DC-SMALL

 

 

This fancy drop caps first-paragraph style is available with H-M, H-A, H-K, and H-P:

DC-FANCY

 

 

This sans-serif caps first-paragraph style is available with H-T, H-P, and H-C:

SS-CAPS-3

 

 

This tinted small drop caps first-paragraph style is available with H-M:

Tinted-DC-SM

 

 

This antique drop caps first-paragraph style is available with H-O:

DC-ANTIQUE

Then, choose your ornamental break style

If you have breaks within a chapter, you can add a text ornament or leave it blank. The choice is yours. You can add a text ornament of your own (for an extra charge of $25).

These ornamental break styles are available with all heading styles:

No Ornament

3 Stars

Semi-Curl

Line

Spear

Snowflake

 

 

This heart apple break ornament is available with H-M, H-A, H-K, and H-O:

Heart Apple

 

 

This shell break ornament is available with H-M, H-A, H-K, and H-O:

Shell

 

 

This box break ornament is available with H-T, H-S, H-P, and H-C:

Box

 

 

This Fancy Fleur break ornament is available with H-O heading:

Fancy Fleur

Finally, choose your first paragraph after break style

If you have breaks within a chapter, choose how you would like to style the first paragraph after the the break. The only consistent typesetting convention we’e been able to find is that this first paragraph should NOT be indented. Other than that, it’s up to you.

These First-Paragraph-After-Break styles are available with all header styles:

Normal Text

CAPS-3

CAPS-ALL

DC-BIG

DC-SMALL

 

 

Fancy Drop Cap style is available with H-M, H-A, H-K, and H-P:

DC-FANCY

 

 

Sans-Serif Caps style is available with H-T, H-P, and H-C:

SS-CAPS-3

 

 

Tinted Small Drop Cap style is available with H-M:

Tinted-DC-SM

 

 

Antique Drop Cap style is available with H-O:

DC-ANTIQUE

Style Choices For PRINT Only

Choose a trim size for your book.

This determines the length and width of your printed book. Examples to the right show proportions, not exact measurements. The BEST way to get a truer idea of book trim size is to measure some actual books in your library.

5″ x 8″

5.25″ x 8″

5.5″ x 8.5″

6″ x 9″

All chapters begin on right-hand page?

Starting all chapters on the right hand page is a literary tradition, but not a hard and fast rule. It will result in some blank pages on the left-hand side. The first chapter of your book will ALWAYS begin on the right-hand page, even if you select “NO” for this style choice.

If your chapters always start on the right, some spreads will look like this.

And some will look like this, with an empty left-hand page.

If you do NOT check “Always start chapters on right-hand page, some spreads will look like this.

And some will look like this. But there will not be any blank pages, except before the very first chapter in the book.

Choose your header and footer style for print

Choose the look and placement for your header, footer, and page numbers FOR YOUR PRINT BOOK ONLY.

HF-1

HF-2

HF-3

HF-4

HF-5

HF-6

HF-7

HF-8

Choose the font for your print edition

Choose the font that gives the pages of your book the look you want.

Cochin

Times New Roman

Fanwood

Palatino

Adobe Garamond-Pro

Iowan Old Style

Hoeffler

Crimson

Athelas

Baskerville

Choose the font size for your print edition

Note that this choice will affect the number of pages in your book, an element that your cover designer will need to know.

Size 1

Size 2

Size 3

Size 4

Size 5

Size 6

Size 7

Choose the line spacing for your print edition

Note that this choice will also affect the number of pages in your book.

LS-1

LS-2

LS-3

LS-4

LS-5

LS-6

LS-7