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Contents Quick Reference Page Layout Children's Book Family History Poetry Art Book Novel Self-Help Getting Started Editing Choosing a Book Size Choosing a Binding Style Software Image Formats Scanning Book Structure Front Matter Copyright Page Acknowledgments Dedication Table of Contents Foreword / Prologue Core Matter Margins and Bleeds Page Numbering Headers and Footers Font Sizes Font Choices Back Matter Index Registration ISBN Copyright LCCN Cover Design Make Your Own Book Cover Barcode BISAC Codes Cover Coatings Submitting a Book Submitting Files Marketing Creating a Strategy Promotional Ideas Things to Consider Miscellaneous Glossary Papers
Quick Reference
Self-Publishing a Poetry Book

Self-publishing your collection of poetry has never been easier. The information in this Quick Reference Guide is intended for those who wish to format the pages for their poetry book. For those who prefer not to format their own pages, we provide both page layout and cover design services.

If you are ready to begin, the first step would be to request a quotation for your book. If you should have any questions, please call our toll free assistance line at 1-866-944-2999.

Common Page Sizes:
Binding Styles:
Softcover (Most Common)
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Average Page Count:
50-100 pages
Recommended Fonts:
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Margin Settings:
0.7” (top, bottom, left, and right)
0.2" Gutter
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Full Bleed Pages:
Text Justification:
Commonly left, or center justification
Printed Endsheets:
Cover Finish:
Gloss or Matte LayFlat Laminate
Dust Jacket:
Yes (hardcover format only)
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