Hello, everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog today. 🙂 I thought that I should mention something that’s been very helpful for publishing on KDP. As you may know, formatting a book for print is one of the trickiest parts of the publishing process (At least for me). The margin sizes differ depending on the length/size of the book and it can take some trial & error to have it sized for publishing. Well, you don’t actually need to worry about this anymore if you publish your book on KDP. Let me tell you how you can use this hack!
There’s now a feature where if you upload your manuscript on the platform, you can choose the option where KDP resizes the story file so it’s suitable for printing. Once you’ve selected this option, BOOM, you’re done and you can be on your merry way. I swear that I used to spend hours trying to work with it and resizing the file until it fit properly, so I was pleasantly surprised that the process has been streamlined. You no longer need to worry about the margins if you don’t want to since the platform will do the work for you.
You can style the chapter titles and indentations exactly how you want then it will be good to upload. Unless you’re very specific in how you want the book’s pages to appear, KDP will adjust it to automatically fit. So, how does it work? You simply upload your manuscript once it’s ready and on the left side bar, there will be some troubleshooting options if your story’s file doesn’t meet print specifications. You can then select the option that offers to bring your file to scale so it will fit properly. Then you’re done.
I thought I’d pass this along for my author friends so you can keep this in mind. This can help prevent you from stressing out about your book’s margin sizes. If you don’t like messing around with that too much (Like me) then this is good news for you!
I hope this news made you happy today. In any case, I would like to wish you a nice rest of your day! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog.
That’s brilliant, that’s the one part I hated about KDP.
I totally feel you. I remember spending hours trying to get it all sized correctly and the page #s didn’t seem to want to obey me either. This definitely helps save a frustrating step.
Good advice to know.
Thanks for this info to avoid stressing out about print size!
Thank you, Sara, for the update. This is kind of encouraging for me because I got really stressed out when I published my first two books on Kindle.
I’m glad to hear it’s encouraging. It makes it so much easier now!
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