I was born in black and white

I am a part of that post war, baby boom, privileged generation – except it wasn’t quite like that for everyone. Silver spoons from which to sup were few and far between in the suburban hinterland between North Kent and London. The most common weed on our pavements was wheat, still trying to break throughContinue reading “I was born in black and white”

Choosing the page size

There are many factors governing the precise measurements for text pages and margins, but here are the basic terms you are going to come across. What size should my book be?There are no hard and fast rules other than it makes good sense to opt for a ‘popular’ size. I would recommended 12.9cm x 19.8cm (5.1″Continue reading “Choosing the page size”

Setting page size and margins

Micrwosoft Word may not look quite the same as shown here given that there are different versions of Word and different operating systems, but the principle stays the same. Assuming you have written your novel on the standard A4 page size (or US equivalent) and in a default font and typeface like 12pt Times –Continue reading “Setting page size and margins”