When Amazon first launched KDP Print in beta last year, it asked publishers and authors to trust that Amazon could take any ebook and turn it into a good-looking POD book.
Now Amazon is offering a way to improve the probability that a book will come out looking good. The retailer has posted Word Doc templates that authors can use to format their manuscripts.
The templates come in various standard print sizes ranging from the equivalent of a paperback to a college textbook. They are rather bland-looking, but on the upside they also incorporate margins and line spacing that meet professional standards.
Coincidentally, the several templates I downloaded were all made in or before 2015. This suggests they were originally made for Createspace, and then simply copied over to KDP Print while it was in beta.
However, I still cannot find the templates on Createspace and I bet I'm not the only one.
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