Perfecting your manuscript is easy, and saves you money.

Yellow Scribe, despite providing an editing service, wants to provide its clients with the oppurtunity to self-format.

Formatting your book is super easy, and it’ll save you money if you’re on a tight budget. Here are some simple steps to help you ensure your book is perfect and ready to be published.

Please format your book on Google Docs, not microsoft word.

  • Ensure all body text is either 11 or 12 sized font, and no larger or smaller.
  • All of Yellow Scribe’s books are printed in as 5 inches x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.32) which means you will need to configure your document to the size ‘Statement’ (14cm x 21.6). You can do this by going to ‘File’ > ‘Page Setup’ > ‘Statement’
  • Double click the header and add in the title of your book, if you want. You can skip this step.
  • Ensure there are no ‘invisible spaces’ – these are unnoticeable spaces accidentally added when you copy/paste something into the document.
Delete them, if you see them.
  • Every chapter title MUST be formatted as a heading. This is so, when we configure the table of contents, the program knows which is a heading. To do this, highlight the title, and click the button to the left of the ‘Font’ picker. Choose ‘Heading 2’ for Chapter titles.
  • Ensure your manuscript is 100 pages or more, otherwise a spine will not fit spine text on. You may still print your book at 100 pages or less, if you’re willing to sacrifice the spine.
  • Submit the document to us by clicking ‘Share’ in the top right corner, and inputting the email and allow edit access.

Struggling with your manuscript formatting? Please send us an email and we’ll be with you within 48 working hours.

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