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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 13:16

Best Book Formatting Software - Adobe InDesign

Adobe IDAdobe's InDesign is a great book formatting software and has served many over the time.  You will not only love the experience but you will be grateful for the unmatched high quality and professional output you get with InDesign. Get started and experience the ease and effectiveness of using Adobe InDesign today.

It's time for you to take the bold step and start using InDesign. It's nothing anywhere near your rate as you thought. It’s a great experience and brings along tremendous satisfaction making unmatched impact. Here are some of the good reasons why InDesign is one of the best book formatting software;

Add pictures with ease.
Adobe InDesign is most ideal for you as it comes with freedom to place your graphics professionally as well as help you align your objects/elements perfectly.

Shape text anyhow you want.
Comes with text boxes onto which you can decide to type text into or simply import from elsewhere by copying and pasting. Its not only effect impacting but fun too, customizing text into desired effects.

Get distinct images.
InDesign doesn’t decide its own images but it’s up to you as an individual to decide what images to include. It offers you the ability to customize existing images through Photoshop, to get desired effects to suit your personal needs and preferences.

Consistent branding.
Create distinctive and consistent branding that is easy to load and convenient to enforce on both internal and external documents. It’s easy to create on a template that comes with a wizard to guide you through the easy to follow steps. Create a standard template, paragraph style sheet and swatches for your brand and you’re ready to go. Anybody can load them in and it makes it a lot easier to enforce branding across internal and external documents.

Compatible version output.
Your output will do well on printers, eReaders and your content will be simply amazing on the web. InDesign will have you covered and you will love it.

The Fast Fingers book formatting service has been using Adobe InDesign since the day it started and work is a lot more easier using the software.


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Published in Book Formatting

thingstorememberFormatting a manuscript properly is essential to making a good ebook. Yet another preparation you must take note, if you don't want to be criticized for looks of your book in a kindle device. Preparation is a key in producing good books. No matter what publishing platform you are using, formatting will definitely be important so you will have a good quality work. This is the same thing with using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Your manuscript has to be formatted properly in order to avoid any problems, looks in particular. It would also be better to format it properly beforehand to avoid the hassle of troubleshooting the errors. KDP offers a simplified formatting guide that provides information regarding the right formatting. Includes the KDP acceptable image size in the body text, fonts, cover image size etc.

Different platforms have different maximum file size. For KDP, limit the file size to 50MB. So you have to make sure that your files are within the limit, or else it won’t upload. In order to keep your files below the limit, make sure that your images are not that big. If possible, convert them to JPEG and keep all of them up to 127KB only. Aside from that, you will also have to format the images properly in the Kindle ebook. It is also important to remember that images will show in black and white in Kindle devices.

The cover is one of the important parts of your book as it is responsible for attracting the attention of readers. Make sure that you already have a high quality image for your book cover. There are also certain guidelines that you have to follow prior to uploading your book cover to KDP.  KDP cover image dimension required is 1563 x 2500 pixels.

The table of contents is also something that you have to prepare, especially if you want to make it easier for your readers to look for certain chapters and pages, make a navigable TOC. If you do make one, make sure that you use HTML anchor tags. For those who'll convert books using Adobe InDesign, you can download the Kindlegen  from Amazon. It's easier to make navigable TOC using the InDesign by simply setting the Table of Contents in the Layout panel.

You also have to note on the characters that you are using, especially on the product description page. KDP will not recognize ‘illegal’ characters like Japanese, European and Russian characters among others. It will just ignore such characters. So make sure that you go through the text before posting it.

These are the important points that you have to consider when you are formatting your manuscript in KDP. Covering everything will help you in making an excellent ebook format. This will ensure that you won’t have any problems in converting your book and that you’ll create a book that has excellent quality.


 

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