The #1 complaint from readers of books is "poor formatting". This is NOT the fault of the author. The problem is that the template and design created by the author is not done to specifications for great usability and navigation.
Speedy Publishing provides of 100 templates that can be used for any type of book. Create stunning eBooks, Print Books, Teaser Books and even promotional books using any of the templates found in these packages.
Ebooks in the format of an EPUB and MOBI file are very different from everyday documents created on word processors such as MSWORD and Open Office. These documents are created using word processors which have both the text and style mixed together. What this means is if you put a word in bold or italicize the word, it’s format is embedded into the document. So in essence regardless of which version of the word processor is used to open the file, the formatting will remain the same.
In an ebook file this is different.
A great template word document is when converted to these formats can be read on an eReader or mobile device and still keeps its original formatting.
This is why the templates that we provide are both essential and beneficial. They create the basis of a well designed eBook and Print Book.
As a YEARLY MEMBER you can now download new templates to help you with formatting your eBook and Paperback
Our eBook templates are compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 to 2013, making us one of the most flexible in the market. Our templates work both on PC and Mac versions of MS Word. The files must be saved as a .DOCX or .DOC file formats.
All you are required to do is to place your text into the template. All templates come with built-in styles to format your book and of course change your copyright information and other front matter considerations that specific to your title, this makes your job a whole lot easier.
Using our templates and along with the Jutoh Software you can get your titles correctly formatted for:
- Speedy Publishing Distribution
- Create Space
- Ingram Spark
- Lightning Source
- Book Baby
- Kindle (KDP)
- Apple iBook Store
With our training you can create industry standard sizes that are properly paginated and fully compliant with major print on demand services.
What you need to use the templates is the latest version of MS Word so you can apply your own formatting and styles. Simply use the copy and paste set up and you will be all set.
Adobe Acrobat is needed if you intend to make a professional version of your print book using the templates. This is so you can supply these files to POD printers and get your books ready for launch.
While MS Word can convert some PDF Files this will not work for the majority of publishers.
To produce ACCEPTABLE high quality PDF/X-1A files you will need adobe acrobat. Most authors don’t know that this converts RGB Images to CMYK. This is all included in the training to use the templates.
Trim-sizes are pretty much irrelevant as MSWORD will accommodate EVERY TRIM SIZE below 8.5 x 11
Here is a quick list that can help you:
- 5" x 8" or 12.7 x 20.32 cm
- 5.25" x 8" or 13.34 x 20.32 cm
- 5.5" x 8.5" or 13.97 x 21.59 cm
- 6" x 9" or 15.24 x 22.86 cm
- 5.06" x 7.81" or 12.85 x 19.84 cm
- 6.14" x 9.21" or 15.6 x 23.39 cm
- 6.69" x 9.61" or 16.99 x 24.41 cm
- 7" x 10" or 17.78 x 25.4 cm
- 7.44" x 9.69" or 18.9 x 24.61 cm
- 7.5" x 9.25" or 19.05 x 23.5 cm
- 8" x 10" or 20.32 x 25.4 cm
- 8.5" x 11" or 21.59 x 27.94 cm
What Types Of Templates Are Included?
- Freemium Templates
- Fiction Templates
- Fiction Romance
- Children’s Fiction
- Non-Fiction Templates
- Cookbook & Recipe Templates
- Text Book (Educational)
- Self Help Templates
We continue to create new templates and you can also order a UNIQUE TEMPLATE.
Adding Graphics & Images
Using our templates you may embed images in your Word document – however there are clear rules that you must follow, such as ensuring the images are 300 DPI if you intend to convert that template to a POD template. Feel free to edit the fonts – however we cannot guarantee that the fonts will look the same when converted to eBook or Print. Our templates and the fonts we use are designed for the specific fonts to ensure maximum compatibility with eReader devices.