What are Ebook Launch's print book formatting parameters for non-fiction?

The following are Ebook Launch's print book formatting parameters for nonfiction books. If you require something different, let us know before formatting begins.

Title Page:

  • Book Title font style: Trajan Pro
  • Book Title font size: 22 to 44 point
  • Text Centered Horizontally and Vertically

Copyright Page:

  • Text Centered Vertically

Chapter Headings:

  • Font style: Calibri
  • Font size: 16 to 24 point
  • Subheading font style: Calibri
  • Subheading font-size: 12 to 18 point

Body Text:

  • Font style: Cambria
  • Font size: 12 point
  • Text: full justification (The text is aligned along the left and right margin. To accomplish this, the word-spacing is adjusted so that the text falls flush with both margins.)
  • Line spacing: At least 15 pts
  • MS Word’s hyphenation: On (Word uses an algorithm to hyphenate words to help with word spacing in Justified text. The hyphenation may not be perfect. We do not manually hyphenate words, so if you do not want hyphenation, please let us know in the Comments section on our form and we will turn it off) 
  • Widow/orphan control: On (This stops single lines/words from being separated from paragraphs by new pages. The bottom margin will vary as a result)
  • Curly Quotation Marks

Headers:

  • Font style: Cambria
  • Font size: 11 point
  • Centered
  • Author name on even-numbered pages  (Right/Recto pages) This may be in the footer with the page number if there are a lot of subheadings
  • Book title on odd-numbered pages  (Left/Verso pages) This may be in the footer with the page number if there are a lot of subheadings

Footers:

  • Font style: Cambria
  • Font size: 11 point
  • Page numbers set to 'Outside' with the first section starting on page 1. Odd numbers on the right pages, even numbers on the left pages.

Table of Contents:

  • A table of contents will be inserted.

Margins:

  • Top: 0.5 inches
  • Bottom: 0.5 inches
  • Inside (gutter): 0.75 inches, 0.85 inches for books with 400-700 pages, 0.875 for books with over 700 pages
  • Outside: 0.5 inches

Layout:

  • Chapters start on the right-hand side/odd numbered pages.

Paragraph Style:

  • Block paragraph style

Images:

  • Your images will be used as you have provided them to us. If you require anything done to them, such as the addition of borders, shadows, etc., please let us know before formatting.
  • Please note that if you have images in your book, they must be at least 300 DPI.
  • Please note that we cannot improve the quality of the pictures/images that you provide
  • The images will be within the margins of the page as we do not use 'bleed'.

Tables:

  • we insert the tables you provide. Please remember that the file you submit may be wider than the final width of your book formatted for print/paperback, therefore, the tables may be narrower in the final formatted copy

Bleed:

  • We do not use bleed so assume 'No Bleed' for your book unless we specifically say otherwise

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