Format for Writing a Bookbook-writing format
"It's not a "book format."
The manuscript format for books
In the course of the years, the script size used in publishers has developed a little further, as the technique has been changing, and when you grow up with text processing programs, it may seem rather old-fashioned and dull. Text processing programs are equipped with many attractive features for desktops.
But if you submit your books to an agent and/or publisher, it is best to ignore all of this and adhere to the proper publication script formats that have been created in the era before the existence of text editors and commercial types. This has become the default for a number of reason.
It' simpler for the editor to understand. Authors and operatives spend the whole night reading. The script size is arranged to be easily readable, with a lot of whiteness and without distraction. In spite of the fact that every computer uses it, many writers still like to look at a printout and make cut markings in pencils between the rows and in the edges.
Publishing houses have created a system for the estimation of the number of words. Nowadays, I know that text converters can number words in a script with a single click. If you use the default script size, you have an approximate of 10 words per line (with an approximate of five characters and one blank character per word).
Using the right typeface, in which each character occupies the same place, it will be very simple for the publishers to know how many pages the definitive can be. Using a non-standard multi-pitch script style will cause additional headaches for the editors you are trying to make an impression on.
Authors are used to the script size. If your script is formated by default, your author can focus his full concentration on your words without being diverted by non-standard types. The reader also expects a default size. The reader expects a certain appearance of a textbook and everything that does not meet the standards (like ALL CAPS or too many exclamations ) looks like an amateur!
Here are the short instructions for using the right script style for a novel: Authors do not anticipate looking at the back of a page. Default font: 12-point Kurier is the default script type. It' a simple readable variable that lets all characters take up the same place on a line, making counting words simple.
Duplicate your script, but do not add any additional room between heels. Here, too, it is simple to see and provides room for processing markings. Text processing programs can make a justifiable adjustment, with all rows ending aligned with the right edge, but do not. Insert a heading on each page except the cover page.
That makes it easier to see if a page has been lost while browsing through the script. Enter your name and the name of your publication or a short form of it (e.g. "Dickens/Two Cities 25") to the lefthand side of the page number. When a page is detached from your script and confused with other documents, this information helps someone to position it again.
Cover page. On the front page, the cover of the volume is centered in the middle of the page. Enter your estimate on the other side of the page. Do not use italic, heavy type or other typeface. It is the only reasonable color. Lines in your print books are changing, which means that someone has to go through the script and delete many of the dashes you have added.
Begin the first section 6 on two rows from the beginning of the next page. Center the section heading or use "Chapter 1" if you do not want one. Then, press Enter twice to make more room before the storyline begins. Begin each section on a new page with a similar track.
Authors want the pages to lay down level. You don't want to keep the script open. Not only do you need to follow the proper script size, you also need to review all your orthography, grammar as well as your punctuation before submitting your novel. Errors in these areas harm your creditworthiness with an editior and show that your script still needs a lot of work.
Bonuses: Writer William Shunn has created an award-winning tutorial for creating formatted shorts, which you can get for free. Note that the only differences between novel and shortlist format is that novel scripts have a cover page, while shorter narratives just put the cover and contacts on the first page.