Coaching Yourself to Format Your Book for Any Ebook Platform or for Print

This article is a bit of a cheat because I never format any of my books. I simply let my Vellum software package do the work for me.

Personally I now write all my books on Vellum, but you can write your books in Word and them copy and paste them into Vellum and it will automatically format your book for you.

Vellum automatically creates or updates your Table of Contents as you create each new chapter.

One of the best features of Vellum is the wealth of easy-to-understand help articles that they provide on their website. They are a small team of dedicated programmers who seem to really have a handle on the challenges that writers and authors face. They do everything in their power to make our lives easier.

The best part about Vellum is that when you are ready to publish your book all you have to do is click on the “Generate” button at the top of your page and Vellum automatically formats your book for all Ebook platforms (including Kindle, Kobo, Apple etc) and for print books.

You can get started by downloading a free version of Vellum from their website at Some years ago I purchased the top end version of Vellum and I have never regretted this purchase. It has made my author’s life much easier, saved me hours of time and a great deal of angst.

There is one issue with Vellum and that is that it only works on Macs running one of these versions of macOS:
macOS Sierra (10.12)
macOS High Sierra (10.13)
macOS Mojave (10.14)

But as you are a creative person I assume you already use a Mac.

There are other software packages for use with Microsoft products like Book Creator and you can use Google Docs. However, I have never used any of these products and cannot recommend them because I have no idea how valuable they are. Sorry.

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