How to Lay Out a Book in InDesign

a page from the bookI recently designed my second book, Somewhere and Nowhere, using Adobe InDesign for the page layout. Given the additional ten years of InDesign experience I’ve gained since my first book (when I was basically at level 0), things went much more smoothly this time. I hadn’t attempted to format any text ahead of time in Word, and I used styles and added flourishes like drop caps.

I took notes so that I’d have a guide to follow next time. I am sharing them in the hope that they might be useful to other self-publishers.

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Please note: three of the images in the EPUB version would not convert properly, no matter what I tried. You can see them but they don’t look quite right.

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