But I don't have any software's . Someone was telling me to download " description formatter " or some program like that.
First of all I don't know where to get it.
I see that Amazon allows you to apply HTML to your description through your Author Central page. But I am poor with HTML. Electrical engineer here. No computer engineer.
How can I get my description formatted like the above book and make it look a bit more professional?
The HTML tags used to produce that description are very simple, even for people who don't know HTML. To bold a word or phrase, simply type the less-than sign, the letter b, and then a greater-than sign--before the word or phrase. Then, after the word or phrase, type the same thing, only this time adding a slash / before the letter b. The same goes for italics, but use the letter i.. As for text color, it's just as easy, but would take a little too much room to explain here.
This is bold This is italic
And red text
See how easy? Unfortunately, I don't know enough about HTML to "type out" the tags here without the HTML automatically rendering the formatted text.
As for the second part of your question, you could make your description a lot more professional-looking than the example you posted. It's up to you, of course, but I believe I would cut the wording by about 75%, omit one of the 2-3 blank spaces between paragraphs (one blank space, alone, between paragraphs, lets the paragraphs flow better--additional blank spaces make the prospective buyer "pause" for too long), and I'd justify the text (the jagged right edge makes it harder to read). Others may feel differently, this is only my opinion.
Thanks Pat for your time and answer! I will definitely take your guidance in my current and future book publications. As far as the formatting is concerned, Is there a website or a resource ( program ) you can guide me to that'll ease my HTML worries maybe a little bit?
Your blog post is definitely worth a try. One thing I'd add, though, is to have an account through Author Central. You can update your book's description through Author Central WITHOUT republishing your book, AND you can preview book descriptions before you hit post.