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Paperback Manuscript Templates

To help you format your paperback, we've created templates in Microsoft Word into which you can insert your content. For the best results, follow the steps below. Depending on your book, some steps may be unnecessary--e.g., if your book doesn't contain images.
A paperback manuscript formatting guide

Video: Templates for paperback formatting

Before you start:
  • Interested in a tool that can help you format your manuscript quickly and effectively? Try Kindle Create Add-In (Beta).
  • Want to know the basics so you can format your manuscript yourself in Word? Check out our basic guide.

Step 1: Choose a template

Step 2: Customize front matter

Step 3: Customize chapter pages

Step 4: Add page numbers to table of contents

Step 5: Prepublication checklist

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