Beautifying CreateSpace: Simple Tweaks in Microsoft Word How to make your CreateSpace interior look less boring.

Beautifying CreateSpace: Simple tweaks in Microsoft Word

I’m taking a break from the Optimizing CreateSpace series of posts to talk a bit about how to make your CreateSpace interiors look more like a book you might find on the shelf of your local bookstore (because, ideally, that’s where you want your book to end up, right?). When you are ready to put together the interior layout of your book, you have three basic options:

  1. Use the Word templates provided by CreateSpace without any modification.
  2. Hire a professional who will use pro-level design software like Adobe InDesign.
  3. Modify the Word templates provided by CreateSpace so that they actually look decent.

Here’s an example of Option 1:

CreateSpace Default Interior Design
About as boring as it gets: The stock CreateSpace 5″ x 8″ template. (Click for full size.)

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