Using Microsoft Word’s Style Sets can save you time and money, helping you create consistently formatted documents. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without this Word feature. Detailed how-tos here!
Use your word count to manage the writing process, know where to revise, and create a better reader experience. Here’s how to find your word count in Word.
Too little content? Too much? Lopsided content? This post explores how a simple spreadsheet can help you wrangle your book into being. Whether you’re just starting or nearing the end, adding some number-crunching to your wordsmithing can bring clarity and structure to your writing.
Word’s navigation pane can be a handy tool for working in large documents (like books). Discover how to use it to check structure, hop around, and move whole sections of text.
You can use Word’s autocorrect feature to automatically create en and em dashes. Here’s how to check your settings, use the right keystrokes, and look like a pro.
The MS Word Editor can do way more than check your spelling and basic grammar. But you may need to turn on the options. This article shows you how.
This article looks at KDP and IngramSpark printing options: trim size, color vs. black and white, and paperback/hardback. Learn the sometimes subtle differences between platforms and how to plan for using both.
KDP and IngramSpark: the two big print-on-demand services. Sometimes one, sometimes the other will do, but your best strategy may be to use both. Find out why, and check out several indispensable resources to calculate costs and print options.
Your book is ready for center stage—edited & formatted with a beautiful cover—but now you need to help people find it. In the second of this two-part series, learn how to work with metadata to train the stage lights on your book. This article covers the basics, including the two main types of metadata and how they work, as well as search algorithms.
As a first-time author, there are many possible tools and platforms you could use. Here’s a high-level overview of the Amazon ecosystem for authors that covers your FAQs about print books, ebooks, audiobooks, promotion, and reviews.
Writing a book and frustrated with drafting initial content? Maybe you should speak your book. It can speed up the process and deepen the content. Here are reasons to try this, some tips on process, and tools to get you going.
When sections of your manuscript are mushing together, use Word’s Automatic Table of Contents tool to help you see the organizational outline and check for issues. This article gives you the basics on how to set up a TOC, step by step.