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How to Write a Book for Amazon Kindle

Riley Weller, FL Studio Teacher

How to Write a Book for Amazon Kindle

Riley Weller, FL Studio Teacher

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28 Lessons (4h 37m)
    • 1. [INTRO] - Writing a Book for Amazon

    • 2. 1-1 - Tools Needed to Write a Book

    • 3. 2-1 - Walk Through of My Book (See a Professional Released Amazon Book!)

    • 4. 2-2 - How LibreOffice Works

    • 5. 3-1 - How I Structure a Book

    • 6. 3-2 - Amazon Guidance to Paperback Trim Size

    • 7. 3-3 - Setting Up Our Paperback Size

    • 8. 3-4 - Structuring Our Book Pages

    • 9. 3-5 - Table of Contents

    • 10. 3-6 - Book Layout and Page Numbering

    • 11. 3-7 - Styling Our Book Content

    • 12. 3-8 - Taking Screenshots of Your Book

    • 13. 3-9 - Adding Images into Your Book

    • 14. 3-10 - About the Author Completeness

    • 15. 4-1 - Selecting a Font Royalty Free

    • 16. 4-2 - Kindle Direct Publishing - Manual Overview

    • 17. 4-3 - Kindle Direct Publishing - Submission Guidelines

    • 18. 5-1 - Book Cover Walk Through

    • 19. 5-2 - Selecting the KDP Paperback Template

    • 20. 5-3 - Designing Our eBook Cover

    • 21. 5-4 - Amazon Kindle Paperback Cover Image

    • 22. 5-5 - Exporting Our Amazon eBook and Paperback Cover Images in Photoshop

    • 23. 6-1 - Exporting Our eBook and Paperback Manuscripts from LibreOffice

    • 24. 6-2 - Preparing Our eBook in Calibre [Table of Contents]

    • 25. 6-3 - Uploading Our Paperback to Amazon

    • 26. 6-4 - Uploading Our eBook to Amazon

    • 27. 6-5 - Amazon Author Central Page

    • 28. [OUTRO] - Writing a Book for Amazon

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About This Class

The Ultimate Guide to Write Both an eBook and Paperback for Amazon, All From One Manuscript Inside LibreOffice.


Writing your first book is a huge step.  But.. one that may lead to that passive income success you're looking for.

Why select this course to learn how to write a book for Amazon?

This book teaches you how to write BOTH an eBook and Paperback.

One file can provide both your eBook and Paperback with my method.

My method will save you a tremendous amount of time.  You write the book once, format it once, and you have both your .pdf (Paperback) and .epub (eBook.)

Additionally, I teach you how to write a book with no money.


Have you heard of open source before?  (Google open source right now.)

Open source is a movement within the software industry which empowers creativity without cost.

The tools I share with you will not cost you a dime.

Tools from the actual software to write your book, to taking screenshots of your computer screen, to actually formatting our eBook to make it look professional on an Amazon Kindle (or phone/tablet!)

So who am I, and what authority do I have to teach on such a subject as writing a book for Amazon?

I'm Riley Weller!  I'm actually a music producer who was worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated recording artist!  I've created over 23 music production courses, and written 5 books on Amazon (which you get to see throughout the course, as I reference them for our actual examples).

With writing 5 books, I have learned A LOT!

This is truly a course I wish I had when I first started writing my books!

Over my years of working online, I've realized how big a template is.

A template, no matter what program you work in, evolves with you.  It saves you the tedious tasks, allows your formatting to stay consistent from one book to the next, and saves you SO MUCH TIME because everything is already set up!

I promise you.

You will learn to write an eBook (as well as a Paperback book) which looks professional, and you can confidently take pride in the work that you're selling.

You will NOT have to hire out anyone during your book creation process.

I teach you EVERYTHING you need to know from book structure, to choosing the right font, to styling your book to make formatting EXTREMELY easy, to the front cover creation (and Amazon's guidelines for your eBook and Paperback)!

I am a trusted, reliable source.

My courses have become very high quality with the video and audio gear I've acquired over the years.

I hope I can be your trusted instructor in your Amazon Book Creation.

If you're ready...

Enroll into the course, and let's get started!

Riley !

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Riley Weller

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GratuiTous (Riley Weller) is an FL Studio teacher who has used FL Studio since 2009.

He has worked with a GRAMMY nominated artist, and runs the podcast 'Music Production Made Simple'.

He also writes music production books, and has over 25 FL Studio music production courses!

His students tell him that his approach to explaining topics is extremely easy to understand.

His music production courses are based on FL Studio, and can range from beginners to advanced.

Feel free to reach out to GratuiTous with any questions you have about FL Studio.


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1. [INTRO] - Writing a Book for Amazon: Hey there. I'm rightly Weller and welcome to my course on how to write a book for Amazon. So I want to give you guys a little background on myself before we actually get into this course who it's for. What? It's a boat. Okay, so I'm actually a music producer and a recording artist, and I create most of my courses to do with music production. Now, before I actually got into writing books on Amazon, the learning curve was quite, I guess, overwhelming. And I felt really intimidated. Now, when you look at a book, you're just like, you know, typically, most people would just read a book. But you don't really think about what goes into a book in a sense of the structure. For example, if we open up this book, we have what's called margins. Okay, so you have your outer, and then you have, like, your inner margin now is important that you have a big enough in her margin so that the actual words don't get kind of sucked in like the spine of the book. Now there is a lot to know to write your own book, to get it looking, how you see what I've done here? But I do want to walk you through step by step. You know, I don't want to leave anyone behind. Now I use free software Gesso to write a book. You could get away with not paying anything. Okay, We could be using tons of free and open source software. I will give you guys my template as we go through with this course. You guys gonna download and just use it, But understanding how a book goes together for your first book, That's the most overwhelming one. It's kind of like, Oh, no. And then when you go to your 2nd 1 just a matter of writing, you know, getting a proof, read the whole process through Amazon is actually pretty easy. Even had a little preview. Er so you know, if you upload the here artwork, it shows you what's good and what's bad. And you know they'll even let you know if there's any heirs or even spelling mistakes. So if you guys were interested as we learn how to write a book for Amazon with best practices, you guys gonna roll and I'll teach you how 2. 1-1 - Tools Needed to Write a Book: OK in this video, I'm just wanna walk. He threw the tools that I use to write a book. I want you guys to go into Google type in library office. OK, so there are used to be a software called open office. I believe that's no longer really worked on Liberty Office is a free and open source office suite. Ah, Project of the Document Foundation. It was forked in 2010 from open op it open office. So forking is just like when you take, um, you know, another piece of software and you build off of it in this open source community. Ah, so as you can see, so liberate office is kind of like the newer, updated version. So anyways, into Google tape, Liberty office, come here. And this is totally free. See, you guys get access to a writer, so just like Microsoft Word, but it's a free version, and it's it's amazing. What you gonna do is gonna go download, okay? You just want to go download. Ah, every office. Sometimes some of these Softwares, they kind of have, like, a beta version of the new updated and sometimes they have ah, more stable. So, for example, this version is slightly older and does not have the latest features but has been tested for longer. It's up to you. Whatever you feel, um, if you want to feel a little bit safer, you guys can go for, like, the more. No one has been tested a little bit longer or you guys can check out the new features, so just download it, install it, and you guys will get, um, Libre office. So again, it's like a package. So, for example, if you go to discover, if you click on what is Liberty Office, that's where I am right here. Ah, but as you can see, we have a writer. We have the count. You know, Cal quiches like spreadsheets. The next thing I want to talk to you guys about is called Gim. Okay, now this is a pretty cool program again. It's open source. It's free. So, gimp, it's cool. It's free. It's just like photo shop. I just kind of found in. I haven't used it in many years, you know, As you can see, it's on version two here. I'm not sure what version. I stopped using it on But again, I just kind of found it was just a little, you know, I just found when I used photo shop was so much happier. And I found that it was worth paying the money for that monthly fee. Okay, so let's just go to photo shop. Now. If we click by now, I believe they have two different options. So I'm gonna go. No, thanks. And let's just see the options here So you guys can get it for, like, you know, 10 bucks a month if you're in the states. So that's what I would recommend to you. Also, there is one other free one which is very, very powerful. It's called share X. Okay, Uh, again, this is another free, open source tool. And what this tool is is it takes a snapshot of your screen. So there's also another one called Green Shaw. I use this in my earlier years. It was great. Ah, share X was just a little bit more intuitive. Um, you know, all these pieces of software, there's always gonna be a little bit of a learning curve. OK, so went to install it. You're gonna kind of be tryingto figure out how it works. The reason why I say this is because if you want to take screenshots for inside your book, for example, if we look at my book here, Okay, so we'll look at Ah, this is my only book. Where have images. And they turned out really, really good. Okay, but if you want to take, you know, screenshots of your page, I would personally suggest share X, and it works great. Okay, this was like a really kind of small kind of cute book. And also here's, like the back of my books and stuff too. Well, do this. So what kind of kind of always just kind of mix up colors and stuff? I always kind of like playing around with colors. It kind of makes the whole process fun. You know, here we have kind of a purple and orange agreeing, uh, and the black and all kind of blends together, right? You guys can install those pieces of software, and that's everything. You're gonna need to, you know, make an awesome, high quality professional looking book. Okay, so it's helping to the next video 3. 2-1 - Walk Through of My Book (See a Professional Released Amazon Book!): OK in this video, I'm just going to give you guys a little walk through of one of my own books that I've released. It's actually my newest book on and by you seeing the book. You know, you it will just kind of give you a little idea of what to expect. Going further. Ah, One thing I've discovered teaching these courses is that as you see something at first and then we actually dissect it further later on, it really helps to absorb it. Okay, So to open up, Liberty Office, all you have to do is this tight. You know, click on your actual start menu here. Just type in library office. And as you can see here it is right here. You can also access any of your other ones that you've opened. Eso I currently have this one open right here. You guys can also just click this. If you do click this, it would just open up the default one for you. I already have my book open. Okay. Okay. So this is what the book actually looks like. Uh, again, this is Liberty office. It's just like Microsoft Word, But a free version of it. And it's so awesome because it's free. Okay. And, um, where we will cover all this just kind of lightly. Ah, and this is just the book. This is the table of the content or the table of contents K. Ah, we have our car headings. And that's how that gets added to the table of contents. So, for example, um, we come here so you can see my story of the growing template. But as you can see, it is right here my story of the of the growing template so I could hold down control and click. And if I do that crazy right there, you know, if you wanna quickly added it, um and everything is all linked as well. So if someone's on e book, they can go to the table of contents, they can click it, and it will take him right to that chapter. Okay, so let's just kind of start from the beginning. Uh, in this video, I'm not going to cover the actual software. That will be our next video. Okay, I'm gonna give you a breakdown of you know how the software works and what we're looking for. Ah, but But you just seeing a complete product, it will allow you to see how this works. And then again, we're going to dissect it in more detail, you know, section by section. Okay, so this is just my cover page. And if you hit F 11 OK, this little styles page opens up for click styles up here. Um, you can go manage styles. Okay, So, F 11 now, this f 11 is actually so powerful, we're gonna cover it in more detail in a separate video. But as you can see in the styles we have, like paragraph styles. We have character styles. Ah, frame styles. This is more to do if you are have if you have, like, an image. So, for example, if we scroll down here into the book, um, gonna go a little further to these other images. So as you can see this image here, how it has image? Ah, 4.1. Okay, so this is chapter four and the first image inside that chapter. If we go to like the frame and if I click on it, you can see that. See it highlighted frame for me automatically. Ah, If we click on like here. And if we go to paragraph, you see it goes to it automatically. So this is how you you can kind of structure your book. And however you've assigned your template, you know, for example, if you want your paragraphs to be a certain fond as well as a certain sizing, as you can see, my font size is size nine, Um, and also like the different page types. OK, so for example, in certain sections of your book, as you can see down here like we're on page 34 Page 35. But if we go to the very front of the book okay, As you can see, I don't have a page number there because I didn't want a page number. Now, this is actually quite tricky to do, and it's all to do with just inserting, Ah, manual page break case Eagle, uh, more breaks. And then there's a manual brake. If we click it, you can actually insert a certain style of page, and that dictates, you know, if you want that footer number in there or if you wanted to kind of restart the counting, okay, we'll cover that further So how a book kind of works on how I've laid out my book is we have, like, our actual cover page here. You know, this is like the actual title. If I click on it and if we go to, you can actually see it. This, like the book cover. So I've styled it a little bit differently than this is called The front and back matter case of the front matter might have a copy, right? And as well as like, a disclaimer. I also have my I s bien Ah, that's you know, So people contract your book. I also have some more details about other books I've written, You know, if they want to stay updated on my courses or my podcast, you know, just always trying to keep the reader in the loop. And if actually click on this page, you're going to see the highlights. Front slash back matter. Okay, so this style section, which you will learn about, is extremely powerful. And especially in my last book I just wrote, I really started to really understand it in more detail and how it could really, really benefit. Uh, you know you as an author, you know, doing self publishing. But when you know, in my very, very first book, Ah, you know, I would always be you tubing. You know how to do this and how to do this. And then sometimes you figure it out halfway through the book. And, you know, it kind of throws a curveball in your creation because, you know, you want to write the book and you might want to do something creative in a sense of do some styling or something. Ah, but you gotta figure it out. So it kind of pulls you away from creating your book. And now you're focused on, you know, how do you even find this certain tool with inside the program? And sometimes you find out that the software has a really weird quirk in what I mean by that is like, you know, instead of so sometimes in open source software, let's say we talk about Microsoft Word. Sometimes it's simple, okay? And then you come to something like leaving office, and sometimes there's just like that extra step that's required. Or sometimes it's just not as easy or Okay. So, for example, if we click here into the book cover. Now we're going to go to the characters. And as you can see this, like the book title. Okay, so if I click on the plus and if I click down here, you're going to see it Highlighted the book subtitle. Okay, so is he concedes it's not bold. It's not as big of a font, but down here, if I click this, it is gonna highlight the author. Okay, So this is the author, just this whole section I just made three author. Okay. You know, I just decided to highlight this, and I made a bold and then I highlighted my website, and then I made that italicized. Okay, so let's just kind of walk through the book, just kind of quickly. Okay, so I'm just gonna f 11 and we're just going to remove that, and we're just gonna walk through the book, Okay, so, you know, this is just kind of like the layer off a book. I will create a separate video kind of talking about the different structure of your book. You know, what you do be including in your book, but for now, you can just kind of see it quickly. You know, I have a little disclaimers, just just kind of so people don't try and sue me for, you know, any information inside the book? It's kind of at their discretion again. I've included any books I've written continuing down Is that the table of contents? How this works is again This is like if we go to paragraphs and ah, I'm gonna hold down control and click or bring me right here. So as you can see, I have heading one. Okay, So inside of the table of contents, heading one is like the bold one heading to is the one that's not bold. And then heading three is italicized. Okay, so let's cover that again. So heading one, as you can see, is that this is like the actual chapter number. I put it beside it. It's bold. The other text here, that is no italicized, but it's not bold is heading to the I. Italicized one is heading three, and I've just set that up and you just right click and you can edit the index and a little window pops up. It's actually very vory, um, tedious. And you have to be, um, it takes a lot of learning with the table of contents. Okay, but I will break it down for you. Um, it's not as complicated as what you think, but there are again some kind of corks with it. I just included this little page here because I was just trying to describe to the reader, you know, um, just kind of a little perspective that I want them going in to reading this book. Okay, Um, so let's continue down. And yes, you can see So what's really, really awesome with the berry office? And I'm sure this is all, like, inward and stuff to, uh is you can also select like the book for you. Okay, so if we're looking at this right now, this is actually, like the right page and actually like the left page case. If we scroll down, you know, the right page, the left page K. But if you go like the single page, which is probably what When you load up labour Office, this is like what it would look like. But the thing is, if you continue to scroll down, you lose. Really? What is the right page on? What's the left page. So it's just down here. You just select book view, and it's awesome. Yeah, And I actually write my book this way. And I do make sure that, um, you know, my chapter does start on the right page because, you know, that's usually how a book works. So, for example, if you don't, we have our book, Uh, look through here and you know, So let's say if we confined So here's a new chapter, right. So, you know, typically, this is a cow. A book is laid out. You know, the chapter starts on the right, and even if there's a fresh page on the left, um, another thing we will eventually get into is just like margins. So, for example, if we talk about, like, this paperback book, you know, So, for example, there's, like, the outer margins and then the inner margin, Uh, and also depending on your book, You know, you may have, uh, your actual text here on the spine. Now, as we just continue through, you know, I've just kind of made like these, like, different headings. So, again, this is like, if I click on this, this is actually heading three Okay, so this is actually inside the table of contents. Ah, this one here, this is like the quotations. Okay. So really, really cool looking right. It's just kind of different than the rest of my book. Eyes again. As you can see, we're like the page numbers, because if you go to page, you can see that this is actually the book layout. And if we continue to scroll down, you know, I've added in some images. And again, I just used that software called Share X is just a matter of hit hitting print screen on your keyboard and it will pop up. You can click and drag, or sometimes you can actually ah, highlight an area to select a window. So let's keep going down. And I'm sure you kind of near the end of this book. Okay, so let's keep going. And okay, so again, it's like the image. So this is Ah, If we just right click, you could go. Uh, let me right. Click a little higher. Okay. So you can insert the caption and that's how we inserted this image. 4.1. So fickle. Insert caption. Just a matter of clicking here and I went image and then I just added it, Added it in and again. Now, since we're in chapter four, we scroll up. See, we're in chapter four eso That's image, you know, in chapter four and is the first image. So we're gonna keep scrolling down here. Um, and let's just kind of go near the end of it. Let's just look at this quickly. So inside the image, um, if we click on it, uh, I think let's go to paragraph style. OK, so it's called a caption. Okay, so watch this. If I click here, it's gonna go to text body. Okay, so this is like your actual paragraph right here and again. If you want to edit it, you can just right click, go modify. A little window will pop up and you can make all your paragraphs B that certain font. Okay, so it's really, really powerful. Um, and if we have it, this one, you can see it goes right to caption. So if I wanted to change the caption text or the sizing of it, it's just a matter of adjusting it from right here. OK, so it's not just like for example, you don't want to highlight it. You don't want to come up here and select. Um, you know, the different font or whatever. Okay, You want to actually do it through the styles because it effects all of the text inside all these images. Okay, So, for example, if I would've just caption here, uh, he would also adjust it here as well. Okay. You know, that's just kind of like a book works. You kind of create, like, a style which you can apply to various sections of your book. Okay, so now we're into what's called like, the back matter. So, you know, we have a a review section, and this is important so that people can leave a review on Amazon for your book. Right. Um, you know, reviews really are the heart of your online business. So it's important that you, uh, ask your reader to leave a review. Ah, my author. Page, Is this a picture of me? Ah, little background on myself. I just left, left them links for more information. Ah, my Acknowledgments. People you know who have helped me, such as my parents and my buddy here, Big B. Ah, he's the one who got and he's the one who got me introduced. He's the one who introduced me to music production, um, and has just really encouraged me And like my online business and stuff like that. Um, and as you can see here, I've also given them away to sign up with their email to my book mailing list. So if you're not aware of, um, you know, email marketing, so I actually have a course on that. Um, I think I believe it's called using an email newsletter effectively. But the whole goal behind an email list is that, you know, people can sign up and you can email them whenever you want. For example, if I released a new book and it really is like the backbone to your online business as you continue to grow, Okay. Ah, And then again, I just left them a link again. If they want to join up to, like my membership, they want to take my courses again. This is just like music production. Okay, so let's just kind of a little overview of my book, okay? Because just by you seeing this, you're kind of you're going to get an idea of kind of how, like the book is laid out, okay, It's just gonna make a lot more sense for you going forward. Okay, So in our next video, we're actually going to do a walk through of liberty office. I'm gonna, you know, talk about some of these menus with you some of the common things which I always find myself using. Ah, that way, when you go to actually start using this software again, you've already seen what I'm going to show you. And then in her next video. After that, we're going to get into a template. Okay, So before we actually start writing a book or laying in our anything, it's important to create this template. Okay. And inside that template, we're gonna be styling like our margins. Okay, so I'm just gonna scroll down here a little bit so that we have text on both sides. So again, your margins is just like, you know, on the book. And if your margin is not big enough, what's gonna happen is your text is going to be inside like the spine. So someone's gonna really have to bend this book in order to read rate in there. Um, as you can see, these books that I've written, you know, they're very, very cute. I guess you could say, You know, uh, the actual text is not too intense. Ah, there's not tons of writing on the page, but there's enough information. Uh, you know, for the reader. Um, and just one thing I want to share before we get into this template is you know, when I first started, I actually wrote this book. This is my first book. So my first, my second, my third and my two other books actually just released. I'm actually gonna have them shipped to me because I usually like to have it shipped. Ah, and look at it before I actually publicly release it because, you know, I want to make sure that it's good before someone buys it and they realize, you know, there's an air which I don't even know about. So if I get it printed off, So for example, as you can see, this one says not for resale. So this is kind of like a proof copy. And then and the other ones I actually purchased an author coffee just because it kind of looked nicer. Ah, an author. Copy. You actually have to publish the book life on and then you can print it off the proof. Copy. I believe you can print before you publish it. Okay. So anyways, what I was trying to say is in my first book in my inside my template, I believe that all my text, uh, you know, for example, all this text. I believe it was fond. Um, eight k so appears you can see we're in front nine. I believe that I made this book right here. Font eight. And as you can see Ah, I don't know. It might be a little hard for you to see, like in the video, but the text is just a little small, you know, um and also, you know, the bigger your font is, the more pages your book is, and it might make it feel like there's more information. Maybe. And then what? There is, um, you know, for example, this book This is a very, very small, cute book. I bumped up the font size in this one, and this is only like, a 20 page book or something. And you you know this is like the 1st 1 that I had images and, you know, the turned out really, really good. It was just kind of straight to the point. It's just a concept I've created with music production. It's called safe spot. So as you're actually building like a drum loop there certain areas within your drum loop where you can place your sounds, and I've just described that concept of as safe spots. 4. 2-2 - How LibreOffice Works: OK, in this video, we're gonna do a quick walk through of Liberty office again. There's gonna be a lot of menus. There's a lot of options. I'm just going to try and cover the ones which I mainly use as I'm writing a book. Uh, so again, to open up liberty office, I would hit the start menu on my keyboard. But since I have two monitors, I am gonna have to click down here and then just type in liberate, okay? And I'm just gonna select open or liberal office writer, this is just a default project. There's nothing in it. This is how livery office should come. Okay, so we're gonna first start up here in file. Okay? So, you know, you can open up a new project and stuff or open up a project for myself. You know, many times I actually open up the folder where I've saved that project, and I would actually go and open up that project. Also, a really cool thing you can do is, for example, uh, if you actually pin leverage office to your desktop, you can right click, and you can select all like your different things or you can pin them if you want to keep working on them and stuff like that. So that is actually a really, really powerful trick that I personally do all the time to access things fast. That way, you don't have to open up the folder. So this is where you could actually save your project. So again, you can press control and s save, as is just like creating a different copy of that file. So, for example, if we created a template K, and then if you want to create a new book So first of all, I would open up that template, then I would go save as, and then I would write the name of my book and start writing. Okay? This is where you can actually export your project into different formats, for example, like right. You know, like your book you can export as a pdf or is an E pub. Uh, these were popular formats, so really, the main thing I do in here is export. Okay, Well, export as a PdF or export as a pub inside of edit. Uh, I don't really touch anything in here. Some really, really powerful things that you do want to learn if you don't know them already. Is the keyboard shortcuts for undo and redo? Okay, So for example, if we're right here and I'm typing like Hello, right, let's just zoom in here a little bit so you can see better. Uh, now, if you wanna undo so again, if we go edit, you can see Control Z. Okay, so I'm gonna press control Z Control Z. And as you can see, it's really fast. But if I want to redo some something, you can press control. And why Controlling Why? Okay, So as you're writing these air, just the shortcuts which really help you out, even things such as? Like, hello, uh, and is hitting enter twice. And then how are you? And so, for example, if you want to highlight things fast, you could be holding down shift and the left arrow. And that just was doesn't one character at a time. If you hold on shift and control with that, okay? You can actually full words. Okay. So, again, as you are editing your book, as things start to get longer and longer, so watch this, but just kind of highlight this stuff. It's just going to give you a little reference point of, you know, things you can do. Okay, we will cover the menu stuff here in a second. I just find it This will be helpful for you, depending on how well you know how to use a computer. Okay, so you know you can use your mouse, which is fine, but sometimes when you are typing Ah, and you're just kind of moving around or whatever. You just kind of want to highlight quickly. So a really cool one is holding on shift, and then you have home and end. So who in our shift here's home you can hit. Delete. Um, also, something really useful to know about is the leading either to the left or deleting to the right. So, for example, if you want to delete to the left, you just press backspace, right? And you go that way. However, if I want to delete the why, you can actually press delete, and it actually deletes the right way. Okay, so these are just kind of really powerful things to know. OK, so let's just zoom out here a little bit holding on control and the scroll wheel. Okay, so inside at it, I really don't touch much. I mostly just used the shortcuts, and I just know those off by heart case, let's move to view inside of you. This kind of seems more like, um, you know, a lot of, like, the shortcut stuff we're seeing over here. I really don't touch this stuff at all. Um, I believe I just kind of use it as default. So inside of insert, the more breaks. This is extremely powerful if you want to break at certain parts of your book and there's different ways how you can break an e book apart. So, for example, if I go file and if I go export as and we go export as e pub, you can look at this and the split method. Okay? So when we look at the split method, you can see that we can split our sections by heading or recon split it by page break. So I'm gonna hit cancel, And if we go back to insert, you can see appear that there is a page break. Okay, So as you're writing your e book, you can, you know, break your sections up by the headings such as, like, by the chapter, right? Or you can break it up by a page break. Now, that's just kind of Ah, you know, something to know. As you are working on your book, you got to be thinking about that type of design. Okay? When you are inside your book and you have, like, your page numbers, for example, but then you want to stop and no have page numbers anymore. Then you are going to want to insert manual brake. And you're gonna add that, Paige, You know, that saves the back matter, and then it doesn't have the actual page number anymore. And you're free to add whatever you want. Okay, So down here, this is where you can and I insert these different types of fields, such as the page number of page count. So, for example, you can go Ah, page number off, you know, and then you go page count. So, for example, if we go page so one and in space off and then you go insert and we're gonna go field and you go page count case a one of one. Okay. And if I hold down control and enter. That goes to a new page K. And if we look up here, we should see one of two. Okay, so click your one more time and they just zoom out a little bit so that were not so zoomed in. And I'm going to do that one more time and let's do Thea book view, because now let's just cut this and I'll paste it down here and I'm gonna press control and enter. And as you can see, what on page two of three years also the table of contents. Let's just take a quick peek inside of format. OK, so here is where you can kind of, you know, you like all this type of stuff like, Ah, you're spacing your linemen and stuff like that. I actually do not suggest you do it this way. Um, you know, if you want a word instead of a paragraph as bold. So, for example, let's say, let's zoom in here. How are you today? Okay, So for example, for instilling bold, I would hold down, um, control shift and left arrow. How it's the one word press control and be That's your bowl okay, you know, or you could just double click it or whatever. However, you want to highlight it, Go be OK. And you know, that's how you can make things bold will go to single page so you can see a lot of little better. How that this underlying it. You want to be learning these shortcuts because you know you don't want to high like this. You don't want to go up here to format. You don't want to go to text. You don't want to go bold. You see how many clicks that takes and how tedious it is. So you know, it's all about knowing these shortcuts because then you can actually just create. You can write your book, you can flow. And honestly, looking through here, there's really not anything I use inside a format. Um, you know, a lot of this stuff again. It is accessible through up here or by right clicking and, you know, doing different types of things like this. Um, but now the styles is where everything comes together in how you want your book toe. Look, if we go to styles, okay. So again here styles. Ah, here's the manage style. So I like to always you use it. The shortcuts. Let's f 11 okay. And this bar will pop up and you can remove it with F 11. Okay, so right now I'm gonna select this, and this is usually the text of body. Okay, so I'm gonna double click it. And as you can see, nothing changed, and that's OK. So I'm going to, right? Click on it. Go modify. And as you can see, when this pops up, these are all the different tabs that you have to do with the text. Okay, So before we actually adjust it, what I want to do is I'm just going to bring in some dummy text, okay? This is really popular for designing websites or even Ah, your book. If you want to, you know, select different fonts or figure out what you want. Okay, so it is just called Lauren up some. Okay, I'm just gonna copy it now. It's important that you don't just copy and paste it in, because when you just paste it in, it's going to apply this exact same styling. You know? Exactly. You know, the same font, the same color and everything like that so you can right click. And when you go to pace to go pay special I want the un formatted text. You know, this is this what it looks like? And it's the default style. So I want this actually to be the text body, so I'm just gonna double click text body. As you can see, it just kind of adjusted the line height a little bit. Um, And if you want to adjust your text and what I'll do is let's just make two of these, okay? Again, Control shift and V and we want the UN formatted text. As you can see, if I click, this will reflect this one. We're on tax body. Okay, so we're gonna right click it. We're gonna go modify. And all these different tabs are different things that you can adjust tours, text, body. And as soon as we press supply, it applies it to all the different. No text bodies, Que, um and this is what makes it really powerful because you don't have to style just that one paragraph, or you don't have to highlight all this and come here and change at the font like this K. If you're doing it this way, you're setting yourself up for a huge disaster. A huge headache. Okay, You want it so that again when you press path 11 you work with the styles. The styles will then apply to whatever you're working with inside your book. OK, so for example, if I click this, um, this is the text body case, I'm just gonna right click text body, go modify. Let's just push in that first line. You know this again? This is a common thing we see in very, you know, in books very, very often. So as soon as I click away, you're going to see that the image here kind of nudged it over a little bit, right? But as soon as I press apply, you can see that the text body changed. And that's amazing, right? Cause it's like now you don't have to worry about, um, you know, highlighting changing. You know what kind of fun you want If you want to change the font, let's go, font. I really, really popular when I personally like and that's what I've used for all my books. Eyes open, Sands on. This will be a separate video. I'll talk to you, but with text you want to be very, very careful in the text you choose because there's licensing behind certain texts. So you want to make sure that the text that you have chosen is a royalty free license? Okay, if you want to. Just that the different sizes I use font of nine. That is, I believe, the one that I use for my books. When we actually create the temple, I'll show you what I actually use in my own books. And again, you guys can download that template that you guys can use. And you guys can feel free to, you know, change the fallen to style it whatever you want. But it just be a nice reference point for you guys so that you guys could get up and running with your book nice and fast. Okay, so, you know, in my books, I actually don't use the end then, but if you do want it, you know, all you do is suppress supply. And there you go. So that is your paragraph. You know, your linemen, I actually make it justified. Justified just makes it look, um, it just kind of spreads the text nice and evenly across the lines. So, again, this is your actual styles. You click it, there's your style. You can adjust it. If you want a new style, you can, um you slept right here. New style from selection. You go new style. And, um, again you can build off of this style, and you can only use it on certain things. So, for example, let's just take some of this texts. I'll just take this right here, okay? And or just come here pasted in, Okay. And let's add a quotation Mark. Okay. No nausea, not a quotation marks a quotation. So, you know, many times in books there styled in a certain way, I'm just gonna do it the way how I did it in my last in the last video we did of by templates. So what I want to do is just add the border in right here. Let's make the width supply it. Okay. If we want spacing between the L and the border, we want to go padding left. So margin is on the outside. Padding is like on the inside. Okay, so let's just give it a point to five. Okay, so under her. And we don't want that synchronize. So I'm gonna under that with control and see. Okay. So again, I shared that shortcut with you that applies with anything with computers this takeoff synchronize I want left the on 0.25 Let's give it some spacing. I think that looks pretty cool. Let's say the margin is just a little bit too much. So I believe that's gonna be up here in dense and spacing again. This is what you will have to learn as you keep, you know, creating these books and keep writing. You have to learn how the software works, which is a huge learning curve. Ah, but when you learn that, you kind of get what's going on. So this is before the text. Okay, so before the text, let's just give it. May be 0.1 of margin before. Okay, so, as you can see, we've moved it over. Um, maybe that's a 0.15 Okay. And again, this is you just have to play with this and we're gonna go back to Borders, and we will add, let's say, 1.75 I think it looks pretty cool. Okay, maybe there's too much padding in there. Do something like this and maybe just a little bit more margin. Okay? We'll give it up this point to Okay, Okay. So as you can see, that is the quotation and getting modify. It lets me make the Texas a little bit bigger. So we're gonna font, we're going to go like size 14. We can change the type of font. Um, I kinda like this this fun. Confortola is like a free one. You want to be careful in the type of font you use. You know, sometimes certain funds don't print Well, um, and I go Okay. Okay. So, you know, as you're writing your book, it could be like this and quotations there one more time. Um, I'm going to go alignment, and let's align it. Right. Okay, so something like this and then, you know, now would have to kind of adjust that to kind of bump it over. Ah, but as you can see, this is what's really, really powerful. And if I come here and hit, Enter. Um, now I want to go back to the text body. So the booklet context body. Now. Welcome back to text body. Okay, if I hit enter. And now I want another quotation. Um and they said, Listen or whatever. Okay. Uh, now, in terms of layout, right. So right now if we go to, um quotations. Right click modify. Now, let's just talk about again. Like the margin. Okay, so in dense and spacing. So this basing above a paragraph. So let's say we want that to be 0.5 and want this to be like 0.5, and you're going to see it. Just gonna give a little bit better spacing. So So you know, that's probably pretty aggressive. So I'm gonna go 0.1 and maybe the 0.5. Still Okay, maybe you know, so again, this stuff takes a lot of time. Which is why when I was saying we want to create a template because once you have of really nice lay Oh, it's just a matter of maybe now changing the font. Because now, since you already have your structure, you know your margin you're patting whatever. It's just a matter of come here to font. Um, let's say we want new courier or something that will go. You know, apply or regular. Okay, so I'll apply and maybe go size 13. Okay. So again, I'm just kind of sharing with you. This is the best practice of how to set up your book, OK? When we create the template, all gold, more in depth. And this is the same thing with, like, certain characters if you want to do kind of funky things or if you want, like, a certain page again, you just go like new page up here because some pages which pertained to the actual book content Ah, you know, you're gonna want that Page one, Page two, Page 39 to page. You know how many pages your book is And then again in the front and back matter where you don't really want that. No page number on those pages. Okay. And also, you want to decide where that page one starts, which is very, very tricky. Okay, let's just quickly finish this up. Okay? This styles is probably the main. When I really wanted to show you behind this video, it's a game changer. OK? Ah, you know, there's different light tables and stuff. I really never work with this stuff. I've never had a use for it. But I'm sure that you know, if you want to create columns and stuff like that, all that stuff is available to you. Um, you always just want to make sure that you can somehow test these certain attributes inside of, like, an e book on a Kindle reader. Okay. So just because you have selected this over this tool doesn't mean it's going to format well in, like, e book the form. I don't think I've ever opened up this tab. OK, so just to give you an idea, I never use that kind of stuff. Um, tools. So the spelling, You know, I actually lead the automatic spell checking on, um and then, you know, for certain words, just a matter of right clicking. Um and you can select when you can also add words to your dictionary. So, for example Ah, I'm from a place called Kelowna. That is where I live. But as you can see, it does make the underlying well, it's like, Well, I can right click that and I want to add it to my dictionary. That way doesn't show it the red line. Okay, so you know that's really, really powerful. And if we actually click on that, you can actually go through. And it is giving me a fellow man. But let's say you know Kelowna. I can ignore all of the instances as well, you know, or we can correct it. Okay, so here's tools and here's options. So now this is pretty powerful. All this different stuff. So this is Liberty office as a whole? I believe so. For example, all the different, I guess. Pieces of software. So, for example, if you open up this deliberate so you can see we have, like, Cal compress draw based math K, I believe that this supplies to liberate office in general. OK, if you want to adjust certain things, all that stuff is there. Ah, but if you want to actually go into like writer Okay, so this is what's called Writer, as you can see in the top, appear right. You can actually select writer down here, and then there's different things that you can adjust. So, for example, uh, the measurement unit, for example, do you want the U 100 inches, two under centimeters and stuff like that? That's where you can adjust that stuff. Um and you know, if you like to write in a certain way, this is where you can adjust stuff. Okay? So as you can see the basic fonts So when you open up liberal office, you know you can adjust it this way. I personally was suggest creating a template that way. It's just it is what it is. And it can stay with you throughout your author career. Okay? And again, you know, just like the book I just shared with you. It was called like I believe it's called the fo studio Ultimate template Guider or something like that. And again, my whole idea behind that book is to explain, like, my templates are kind of like a growing template. So just because I create that template today doesn't mean that it's gonna be the exact same way in 10 years. And some of the things that I did before may have hindered me going in the future. So what I say by growing template is that as I evolve, as you know, a music producer or author or whatever, whatever industry I'm working in, um, it kind of changes with me. This template But no matter what, I always have a template Because I'm telling you it it saves you so much time, you know, would you really want to do this formatting like I just shared with you over here, You know, for every single book you know, Probably not, right, because it took a lot of time, even this video, you know, those videos dragging on. But again, I just want to kind of cover this stuff with you. So, you know, if you want to print in certain ways, I guess, um okay. And then even, uh, there should be killed in here, So I believe that if you have it, if I'd actually open up elk Ah, that this option for Cal would be in here. And you can adjust just like the different things. Ok, okay. So that's an overview of liberal office. Okay. You know, I tried to share with you a lot of the different things that I do as I'm actually writing my books going forward, you know, each different video is gonna be a little bit broken down, and we're eventually going to be getting into, um, like, I share with you here. Uh, Amazon. The Kindle direct publishing. Ah, this is where you can access. You know, your account. And it's just like your Amazon account. So anything that you're using Amazon, like the purchase with or anything that we're If you're an Amazon affiliate, all of you. You know, if your one account applies to all these different things, but we will cover, um, you know, so learn how easy it is. So if you click here, this is what we're what we're going to be covering. OK, so as you can see here, um, you know, before you start publishing, um, you know, I'm gonna walk you through more of, like, the really important things. Such as, um, prepare your book, I believe. Okay. So, as you can see, you know, they have something called it Kindle create. I tried it, I didn't like it. And I honestly liked the do it yourself method. Okay, 5. 3-1 - How I Structure a Book: OK in this video. I want to talk to you about your actual book structure, or at least how I have structured my books over the years. OK, so I have always started with having a cover page, and that is not the actual book cover. Okay, so, for example, it's not the actual book cover. A cover page is actually like when you open it up and that's like your cover page. So it's just like your the title of the book Down Low. I just had my first and last name, and I have my website. Okay, so that's all I have included. As you can see each book, I have a cover page K and again, So that is a cover page. The next one is like the copyright slashed disclaimer page, as you can see copyright and disclaimer, so I kind of tell the readers to seek professional advice. Okay, so that's the copyright slash disclaimer page. The next one is like the more books more info or a sales pitch. So, for example, if you have a podcast, you can easily kind of market that and there, Or if you have, like a newsletter where you want people to step dated or if you sell courses and have a membership area. You know, that's where I have actually done that myself. Now, in these books. Ah, that was before I actually started creating more of these courses and before I had, like, a membership area for myself. Court for music production. Um, but the awesome thing with Amazon is you can easily update your manuscript or like your your book, and you just easily submit it. And it takes like, you know, a day or two they will actually send you an email. And they'll say, You know, it's been uploaded, you're good to go And any new book would be updated with that information. So this is what I did previously, you know, because as I started to continue writing these books, this was just kind of like it. It says. Read other books by gratuitous, you know, audio painting and safe spots, which is right here. So audio painting and safe spots. Ah, but again, as I have continued to, you know, make music, create courses, started podcast. That's a lot of new information that I wanted to add into the beginning of these books to help that reader student, a follower of mine, you know, stay in the loop with what? I'm trying to no other sell or keep them educated with right? So, again, that's a good page before you kind of get into the book. Okay, so the next one is the table of contents. Okay, so we will go back. So as you can see, this is like the table of contents. You know, I just kept mind really, really simple. I just made, like, the introduction. And this put the patient over beside it. Ah, with it within. That is not the music program within the program to write your book. You know, you can style this however you want. Okay, that you don't even have to have, like, the dots have a believer review, and then a boat. The author, um, now I'll share with you. So this one here the other. So these two books, I did not get in. Um, I don't believe I printed in color. Okay, So if I go a boat, the author, So as you can see here, this one is not colored. Okay? But I believe this one is because I actually have colored pictures. So if we look at that, we'll see how it turned out. Um, so reviews. Okay, so it's after reviews in this one in this book. Actually gave him a bonus so they can take a free course just for taking, uh, no. For purchasing the book. And as you can see, you know, there's my picture. So, um, I will show you how to sell all this stuff up. Okay, again, this video is more just kind of, um how a structure a book? Okay. So again, we have a her actual, um, you know, cover page title. We have the copyright slash disclaimer. Um, more books, you know, pretty much like your sales pitch page. And then you get into table the table of contents, your book content. Um, you know where you're actually writing the book with you All your different chapters leave a review for the book. Um, about the author as well as acknowledgements. Now again, this this relates more to like writing for taking on Amazon. Because, you know, you always want to try to get that reader you know into Amazon to leave review because it helps you boost up higher and hopefully capture more sales. Okay, In our next video, I'm gonna break down How to create these different pages. Okay, so again, that's to do with, like, the styles. Okay, look up here. And this orca is F 11. I do suggest you want to learn these certain shortcuts, you know, keyboard shortcuts because they really speed you up, especially as you're writing and flowing. Ah, but we'll click this. And as you can see, you know, this is the page 1000 here. So this is where you can create different pages, offer different sections of the book. So, for example, we can create one for the cover page, and we can style that cover page differently than anything else. OK, so in the next video, we're gonna be talking about your pages as well as how to kind of set up your book in accordance with what Amazon suggests based off of their actual website, such as, you know, on here again, this is, like all like, the help topics, and we're just going to kind of keep referencing this stuff as we go because, you know, they're telling you how to write a professional book How to self publish. If you take the time out to read it to learn it, you are going to create an awesome professional looking book just like I'm sharing with you , you know, right here. You know, by no means of these, uh, professional, like in in a sense of, like, you know, I've gone through a publisher, and, you know, I've worked with all these people who have done this for a long time. Like this is just me myself creating some artwork, writing some content that I want to share. Um, and you know, over the years, you know, have captures them sales, which is pretty cool. It's really exciting. So people are reading my stuff. Um okay, so let's get into the next video. I'm gonna talk about creating these pages as well as, um, we're going again. We're going to reference the Amazon help manual, and it's going to tell us how to set things up. Okay, 6. 3-2 - Amazon Guidance to Paperback Trim Size: OK, in this video, we're going to be talking about how to select the right size for your book. So, for example, if we look at my books so I've actually selected a five by eight size of book. Another common one is like six by nine. And I'm going to share with you where you can find what size of book that you want to select. Okay, so Amazon makes us really, really simple. So in order to get here, just type into Google, you know, kdp Amazon. And it will take you to this page. Or you could just go to this link right here to scroll down and just select Learn how easy it is. So you want to go to the help manual? Okay, Now, down here, you're gonna select prepare your book and all of this in different information on the side here is super, super helpful. Straight to the point just loaded with high quality information. OK, we want to go format your manuscript cave now on the side Here we can select all these different ones. So I'm not too concerned about the e book one right now more concerned about the paper back because I want to create our document like this. I want it so that we can use it for both e book as well as our paper back, and we're going to go to the paperback submission Overview an insider. Here we have all these different ones, which I want to cover with you quickly. So we want the paperback interior design. We want the paperback manuscript template as well as build your book. So format paperback manuscript on this one's for, uh, Microsoft Word for Windows. But it still relates to us. OK, so we're going to scroll down here now. You can just kind of download like the blank templates that they give you, but what I'm going to share with you, it's just as easy. So don't worry. It's not complex or anything. You have to just decide what size a book that you want. So, for example, my books again are the five by a So as you can see right here, this is the five by eight. That's what these are again. The nice and cute, you know, in a sense of, you know, I don't think they're too small like it's not like in a little pocket book like, you know, here's here's the Size of my hand just for reference. So it's a nice sized book. It provides all the information, you know, that I'm trying to get across to the reader, um, perfect for traveling and stuff like that. Okay, that's just what I've chose. And that's what we're going to go with in this course. But it's just a matter of you. Just choose what size of book you want, And we're gonna add that into our template, which will share with you in a second after we're done with these tabs. So the next page is to talk about, um, your margins. Okay, so again, that is build your book, So format paperback manuscript. So again, if we go back to look at the book so if I scroll down here bit, you can see that it says page count. And then it says the inside margins. And then it says, like the outside margins. So, for example, if we look at, like, say, spots here, So, for example, I believe bleed is if you want this image to be all the way across the like, the book in my case. I have it. I believe it's no bleed. Okay, you guys could read into that a little bit more if I've got this confused. I don't think I did, though. So I believe that this is no bleed. And bleed is when the actual image goes all the way across the page. So what I'm trying to say is, depending on how many pages are inside your book, you are going to have to see, um, follow these guidelines. Okay, So if you are from 1 24 pages to, ah, 150 pages, you have to be at least I think this is probably around 3/8. I really don't know inches in decimals. I'm no them or infractions. But as you can see, the concern is more on the inside of the book, which they call the gutter versus the outside margin. Okay, So as you can see the outside margin, they're just saying that you need 1/4 inch the inside margin. As you can see as the pages start to grow, the, um the actual margin increases. Okay. And the reason for that is because, you know, as your book starts to get thicker and thicker. It's harder to open up the book. Right? And what happens is the text gets lost inside the gutter is which there is what they are calling it. So the inside margin. Okay, So what they're saying is, as more pages start happening in your book, you're gonna have to add more with to the inside to make the tech start later, you know, further out. Okay, so that's all they're trying to say behind that. And it's something that you have to be aware of, because if you're writing your book right now, ah, you know, and you have a general idea. But you know what? My book's gonna be around 150 to 300 pages. Then you're gonna have to have this minimum. Okay, Now, again, this is the minimum that they're suggesting, Que, I think in my book, I think I went like 0.75 or even maybe they can inch, as you can see, you know, I have quite a bit of margin, and but it also gives it a nice style. It gives it like a nice feel, a nice look. Okay. I probably could have went maybe a little bit less on the outside. And, um but yeah, like, you know, the actual top is nice as well as the bottom. Okay? And the last thing I want to talk about before we hop into this software, you know, to set up our trim size or our book size is I just want to talk about the interior design. Now, I should have included this part in the last video where we actually talked about structuring a book. So the interior design they're talking about, like, get, like the front matter, the body and the back. Okay, so the body matters like the actual content of your book. You know, what are you writing a boat? So if we go to front matter here, So you know, now you don't have to add this stuff in because it get it down here. It says many elements are optional, so, you know, don't feel that you have to add some of the stuff in. It's just there if you want to add it, because the sky's the limit. You know, publishing. It's about it is about being creative to and what you feel is worth adding into your book. So, for example, you know, I probably would include, like, your title if you want you doing copyright If you have reviews and praise within the industry, you know, if you do a lot of speaking or something or whatever, you can add that stuff in your table of contents. Okay, so that's just kind of the front matter. If we go like the body matter again, this is to do with ah, your actual book. OK, So as you can see, chapter titles here and in the chapter title like this one looks super, super nice for myself. My chapter titles are pretty basic. As you can see, this is just like one of my chapter titles. In my most recent book, I made it so that, um I put the actual number of the chapter right before the title. Um, just to kind of share, You know what I've done 7. 3-3 - Setting Up Our Paperback Size: Okay, So let's hawk back into our software and let's set up our paperback book because again. So how it works is if we can style our paperback right now, it makes it really easy, because that is what the book is going to be. OK, that's the size of the book. So when we go to adjust our margins and everything like that, it's all just gonna work because that's the paper back. And then if we want to make it into an e book, it's really easy. Because how an e book works is it just kind of flows depending on, like, your chapters and stuff. It kind of removes all those margins, and I like the kind of fluff. Okay, so the default style we're just going to right click on this and go modify. Okay, Now, whatever your form, that is, it's OK. We're just gonna come here toe with I'm gonna press control at a It's the shortcut to highlight it all. Or you can just simply, you know, just click and hold, okay? And we're going to go. Ah, five. OK, and then we're gonna click here press control in a and we were gonna want to go eight. Okay. And now another thing we want to look at here is, as you can see, it shows left and right and on the layout settings, we want to select this and put this to Meerut. Okay. And by selecting neared, you'll see that it goes left and right. And then if we go mere, you're going to see us his inner and outer. And that's to do with our margins. Okay, so I'm just gonna do apply here. And as you can see, the actual page layout became quite a bit smaller, which is fine, because that is the size of the book. Let me just load up my book. And we'll look at how I have set up my margins. Okay? Because it will just give you a reference point of You know how this book looks. Vs. You know what? We're looking on the screen right here, So I'm gonna right click it and go modify. And if we look at how I've laid this out, So as you can see, I have five by eight. So that is one of the recommended sizes or one of the sizes that Amazon offers for my margins. I actually went one inch for the inner. I went 10.75 for the outer and then 0.5 point five. So the inner is one inch. Ah, the outers is 10.7. Okay, so just out here and then the top and bottom is 0.5, so half an inch. So it's totally up to you in a sense of what you think. Looks good. That's just what I decided to do. And again, that's been my template. And that's what I continually work off of. So ah, for the default style, we're going to modify. Let's just set it up like that. Okay, so I'm just going to control a local one ago 10.75 and underst pressing tab to go to the next one. Okay. And oppressed apply, and we're gonna go. OK, so if I come here and press control and enter, it gives me a new page. We're also going to go to the book view down here because it it will allow us to see our pages. Okay. So, for example, just kind of write some text, and as you can see on the outside, it's the same and then on the inside, it's the same. So this is like, the actual spine of the book right here. And we have a right, and we have her left. Okay, so we have set up our book in a sense of the page size and we're now aware of, um, you know our book size. Okay, So when we go to actually print our book as well as our artwork and all that kind of stuff , we know the size of her book. So first of all, you have to select what size of books. So again, five by eights. Really popular six by nine. Really popular. Um, it's all what? Whatever you want. OK, the next thing is depending on how many pages are inside that book. You just have to take that into account, and then your margins have to be a minimum of this. Okay, but as you saw, what I did was I actually have mawr margin than what is required. I just kind of found it gave my book just a nice feel, You know, it's an enjoyable read. That's just my choice. Okay, So I'm gonna come here and go default style again. I won't modify. And this is where you can set up your book. OK, so I went five by eight. I made sure on the page, Leo. I made sure to make that mere. Ah, and then for the inner I want one inch for the outer 10.75 for the top for the bottom just half an inch. Okay, Now, if you want to create a new page, we will cook up here, gonna go new style, And I usually write these in capitals, and we're going to go cover page case. Okay, I enter. This should have updated. So I'm gonna go hidden styles and then all styles. Okay, so there you go. Now there's cover page, which just wasn't showing. So in order to add a new page style into your book Ah, what you're gonna have to do is you have to go insert, and you're gonna go more breaks in the Nicole Manual brake. And this is how you add a new style a page into the book, which is different from other page styles. So manual brake ready to go. Here we go. Cover page, and we will press. Okay. So as you can see if I click this one, it's gonna be default style. If I come down here and click this one. It's the cover page. So now the reason why that's important is because weaken style the cover page way different than anything else. Now, if we look at my other book here. Okay. So the book that we originally looked at in the overview video uh, if we click on it, you can see that. Have the book cover. Okay, You know what? The cover page? Same thing in the copyright stuff. I just created a front slash back matter. So I'm not adjusting anything. He was the margins. Anything different or or anything like that? Okay, I'm just keeping all of this content all the same. All the front back matter. OK, so you could see this page. I just clicked right here on. This is the front. Back matter. Okay, we come down to here. Let's just see this is also a front back matter, Okay, cause that's just the style of it. Here. Front, back matter. Come here. You're going to see that is gonna be my book layout. OK, But the reason why you have these different pages is so that you can do stuff like this down here, your page number which will get into, uh, shortly and again that's just did it with insert an angle field and you have you just, you know, you're different things that you can add in which reference throughout your book different page numbers like you know, you could be page one of No. 200 or how many pages air in your book. OK, so in this video, just a quick recap. So you first want to decide what size a book and then just a matter of right clicking, the default style will modify you. Add in your margins you add in your actual size of book and you select neared. Um, in addition, we also select the book few down here so that you can actually kind of see uh, you know how the book actually looks. Um, And then what I do is I just kind of keep creating a new style off of this default style. So, for example, of how one of the front back matter I would click this go new style and hit capital locks and go front, back and then matter. Okay. And was gonna go. Ok, okay. Now, again, It's not showing it here, so I'm just going to go. There you go. Guess there is the front. Back matter. So I guess sometimes you just have to kind of change that just to update it. Okay, so that's it for this video really important that you pick up actual book size. That way, when you're writing, it's for the paperback. And then in order to make an e book Super easy. But you first want to figure out what size of book that you want. And then that is what your books are going to go with. Like again when you create this template just a matter opening up the template, saving a new version, and you're you can start writing, okay? 8. 3-4 - Structuring Our Book Pages: OK, in this video, we're gonna actually create these different pages. Okay? We're gonna get ourselves set up. Let's first start with our cover page. Now, In the last video, I created a page break here by going insert angle, going more breaks and then going manual brake. Ah, but what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to Ah, backspace and just delete that. Okay? So I'm actually gonna put this information at the very, very bottom. So what I'm gonna do is hold down control and enter. Okay. So right now we're on the default style, as you can see for our pages. So if I double click cover page, you're going to see that this is now our cover page, which is awesome. Weaken style. It however we'd like. Ah, and then you come here. You can see that this is also the cover page, and it's just like, this is where the confusion start Kind of starts to set in. It's just like, Well, you know, how can I make this the default page? Like, watch this if we go default style. Well, perfect. Have you come here? No. This is the default style and this is where the headaches again Start to come in. So I'm just gonna double click this and go cover page. Okay? I'm going to go insert. We're gonna go, um, more breaks. And I believe you have to do it this way. So this is a manual brake, and there's no shortcut or anything we're going to select here, and we we could just go the default style. But in the last video, I created that page, and it was the front and back matter, So I am actually gonna create the front and back matter. OK, so I'm gonna come here and just say, Ah, cover page K. As you can see, it's the cover page. We come here, and this should be the front and back matter. If we click this one, I believe this will be the, uh, the cover page. Always. Also, the front back matter. Okay, interesting again. All I'm saying is it's a little bit tricky once you start changing up all these pages. But in order to change the page, you do have to go to insert and more breaks and the manual brake, and then insert that page which you want. OK? So I'm gonna hit control and enter here a couple times. I'll just do it like this. So this is our This is our cover page. Um, this is our copyright slash Just disclaimer. Page. Ah, this one here is going to be our more books slash info page, which I believe is that one so perfect. Okay, I know I'm kind of going a little fast here that we want our table of contents. So I'm just gonna hit control and enter here a couple of times and rugal table of contents , so go back up. OK, so we'll come here. This their table of contents, then after the book. So let's just do this. This is going to get the book content. I'll just highlight these just to make it easy. Control, enter a couple times. Okay, so So I'm just gonna scroll right back up until we see book content. And Okay, so I'll do this. Those are actually has cut them with control of X will keep going down. We'll do this. I'm just gonna cut this one, and then I'll come in here and paste the acknowledgements. Ah, and weaken backspace here a little bit Okay, so it was, uh, controlled. Enter one more time. Okay, so now we have everything kind of laid. Okay, So here's the cover page of a click on it. Here's the cover page. Perfect. We have the cooperate disclaimer front and back matter. Perfect. Come here. Of the more books is the front back matter. That's perfect. The table of contents. You can create a separate page for it, but in my case, I don't think there's a need for it because it's keeping the same margins. So let's just finish off the first page and we're just gonna work our way through. Okay, so this is the cover page. Uh, I am just going to go to the text here. Um and I will just create my own paragraph style click up here. We're to go new, and I'm just gonna say, book in Capitals book title. Okay, so I'm going to say your first book came and we will right click that Google modify. Um, bring it over here. Open, Sands. Let's just put that again to what? We will go a little bit bigger. Will go 36 go apply a little too big because I want to be all in one line. Okay, maybe 28. No. And again because this is, um, the book is a five by eight. So again, you can't fit as much text on there as what you would like Kiss. Your first book was make it bold. Will that work? No. Serving 24. Okay, so we're going to leave it like that alignment. I am gonna go center, and I am gonna apply that. Okay, so that is our book title. I would have to enter on that a couple times, put it down a little bit from here, I enter again. I'm gonna right click this and go new local organizer. Okay, So you can name it like this, and I want to say book subtitle. Okay, we're gonna apply it. I'm just gonna press OK and click here, case. There's the book's subtitle. So this should be book title, and then we come down here and I want this to be the subtitle. So I'm gonna say, um, welcome to your journey. Okay? And we'll highlight this and we're going to double click book Subtitle Now, there is no difference because we have not changed anything. So I just right Click The book's subtitle wouldn't modify. We're going to go to the font and they just make it a smaller font and not both. So we will go. That's a 16. Okay? Or redeem to go smaller like, let's say 14. Okay, we're gonna go smaller and then again inside of here, you could do really, really cool things. Ah, position. Yes. So, like, this is a spacing. So watch this. If we go to, like, let's say five, it's gonna make the lettering a lot bigger. So maybe we'll do that and we're gonna make it like to 12. Okay, maybe not as big. So let's put that to a four. We'll go apply two or three. So again, you know this stuff. Just take some tweaking. Um, let's just go. It is a little bit smaller on the fund. Will go 10. Perfect. Okay, so if we click here, this is the book title. We click here. This is the book subtitle and then I can ah, right Click Book title again. I'm gonna go new. We're gonna go to the organizer, cause See, right now it says untitled one. We wanna have it have. We want to make sure has a title book author. Okay, and I'm just gonna go apply. And as you can see, it's nice and big because we have just taken that off of the book title and its inheriting the style from, uh, the book title. But if I would do it if I would inherit the title from book's subtitle, you'll see that, uh, it starts to change and stuff like that, but we're going to keep it just the book title. So again, as you can see, it can get really, really complex, depending on how complex you want to get. You want to keep this stuff simple, but it's really important that you do set this stuff up because it's the difference between keeping it consistent and making everything all the same, and no having to highlight everything and then selecting a font. It's you create your font here, and then you can apply it just by highlighting and just double clicking and stuff like that . Okay, so now we want the book author so again, you can change the style of font like, for example, if I want, like a comfortable that's kind of a cool one and we will go like, let's say 14 and it's gonna go apply. So what I'll do for this? So I enter a couple times and then I just put my name. So what? Riley Weller. And then I put gratuitous because that's my artist and producer named for my books. And then just below it, I went, um, my website. So it's gratuitous dot com. Okay, so what I'm gonna do is, as you can see, I'm on book subtitle here, and it's like, Well, I don't want that. So I'm gonna highlight this, and we're gonna go book author, okay? And we're in a right click book author. Go modify. We're gonna make the fonts smaller, like 10. We don't want I don't want bold. Um, so I just called regular. What's the light? Light? Might be too late. Like actually, it's pretty good. Um, I'm not sure how it would turn out in terms of printing, and that's where you got it. You have to be very, very careful. Okay. I will create a separate video specifically on fonts or to be careful of and licensing and stuff like that. Okay, so let's just enter here a couple times and so again, because I've already set up center and all that stuff that stuff already applies. What I'm gonna do is hold on shift and end. It takes it right to the end of the line. I'm gonna press control and be gets the bold. Now again, If you don't know the shortcuts, you could just use your most click and hold. Highlight it. And here is bold up here. Okay? And here's italicized. Okay, so what I'm gonna do here is actually highlight this one, and I'm gonna make you this one, italicized. And for the book author gonna modify it. Let's make the word spacing just a little bit on this one. So the positioning, let's just put it like to Okay, We're gonna go apply a little too much. We will just go one. Something like that. Maybe. Maybe 0.5 k You know, usually when I'm doing this stuff, I really kind of tweak it to how I want. Ah, but there you go. So that is our cover page. And again, if you want to adjust your, uh, paige margins on your cover paid you easily can because your cover page is different from your front and back matter. Okay, so now let's, uh, create a title here. I'm just going to copy, right? Okay. And I'm also gonna, uh, go disclaimer. So on copyright, what we're gonna do is we're going to come here good, new style, and I'm just gonna put, um, front slash back titles. Let's go front, back matter, and then a dash. Okay, So titles. And I'll do this and we're gonna right click this. We're gonna go modify and let's just see what we can do. Okay, so for my phone, Yeah, I want open Sands. Let's make it a little bit bigger. We're going to go 16 which looks good. We'll go bold, perfect and in front effects. You could do some cool stuff in here. That the small capitals, You see that it's it's all capitals, but the first letter becomes bigger than the other ones. I'll leave it like that. Now, watch this instead of highlighting this coming up here, just like in the font again. You're only setting yourself up for a headache. So because we have selected in the paragraph style, the front and back matter titles watch this. Watch how nice this is. Double click it like Oh, so awesome. Now, what makes this really, really awesome is because watch this if I come here and say hello. This is my couple, Ray. If we want some extra spacing in here, I'm just going to Paste is here. Okay, So first of all, there's two things I'm noticing is the font style is quite big, so I am actually going to right click here and go modify. Ah, and we are going to go font. And let's just put this to nine. Because I know nine is the number that I like, Um, for my books k again, if we look at my books here quickly, uh, again, this book right here. This is my first book. My second, My third. My first book. I had ah, font size of eight. And I just thought it was a little bit too small. I went to nine and I was much happier for myself. You know, you guys could do whatever you want, but that's what I found. And that's just what I'm gonna do here. Okay, Now, what I'm saying is what makes this really awesome is. So right now we have copyright, and then we have disclaimer. But you can see that maybe the Texas is a little bit too close to copyright. And because we have created this style, you're gonna go modify. And if we go to in dense and spacing, you can see spacing so above or below the paragraph. So if I put this to point to, we're going to see if I apply it. You okay? So way too much, right. But maybe it isn't. Maybe that's what you want, because the thing is, if you start writing quite a bit So I'm just gonna do this just to keep it simple. Is it too much or do you like that spacing? Because, you know, if I remove this, okay, this is what the copyright page would look like, You know, kind of looked like this. Okay, you know what do do you want the copyright to look like that, or do you want a little bit less spacing? Gonna Right. Click Modify. Let's just put that may be too. 0.15 Okay, apply. Okay. So I think that is good. Maybe Wonderstone extra space here. Continuing forward. Let's to see what I did in my book. Okay, so I'm gonna come here, we're gonna scroll back up and then read other books by gratuitous. So that's what I did there. So we're just going to say, uh, more books by author and is gonna put a colon double click that boom. Come here. Hello? Okay, so see what's happening. They're going to right. Click. This will modify, and you can actually make it so that when you hit enter after that line, you can see that. So when we hit enter the next style is this, or we can make it our own style. I've stopped here just to think about while Do I want this front and back, Um, this front and back matter text to be the same as the book text, and I'm thinking I'm going to keep it separate. Um, it's still gonna be the same text, but it would just give me the flexibility if I want. You just give my front and back matter a different style later on. Okay. So for example, we're just gonna right click. Uh, this will go new and getting capitals ago. Front slash a slash Back matter. And I was going to say, uh, text okay. And we will go apply to keep this easy. I'm just going to remove the matter. That way we can actually see it a lot easier because, you know, it's kind of getting cut off so removed matter like that. So I'm going to right click the front and back titles. And for the next one that comes I wanted to be text. Okay, It's a front back text. So what that means is when I come here and hit enter much this. Hello? So as you can see, it's that text. Now, the problem here is it's not open sands. Okay? And here, this is open sands. So I'm just going to, right click this Go modify and want this font to be open. Sands. Okay, I'm just gonna apply that and it should have adjusted this one, which it did. Okay, So what's happening? If I right click on the front slash back text, it's inheriting the characteristics from default so inherit from default style. OK, so again, if I change the default style, it would be changing here as well. Ah, but I can easily change this text if I wanted to, and it would override the default style. Okay, so more books. So again, how I would do is I would say, like book one. And then it would have, like, a subtitle. Know if you have a second book, you can easily just do that to And then my second book on Amazon. Then I somehow did this line. Um, horizontal line. So go paragraph. So here's horizontal lines. So let's just see how I did that. Okay, so I clicked here. I came here, and I believe it gives you a horizontal line, which is right here. Okay, so it does give you some styles already. So if we click horizontal line, you can see there we go. So if we right click that go modify, let's see how we can adjust that I believe it's Justin borders. OK, so as you can see, it's the bottom border. Here's this style. You can adjust it to be like dotted. Okay. So, as you can see, let's just make it bigger so that it makes it easy to see what's going on. Um, didn't really change much. Get a little bit. Let's just put it like four. Yeah, let's just change the style. So I did something. Like, like this in mind. You know, I thought it looked pretty cool. Let's just say you wanted to maybe make, like, a title a little bit smaller. You can come here. You go new, and then, ah, trickle, like front slash back and then sub heading. Okay, I'll go apply. And what we can do is for, ah, the font instead of it making 16. Let's make it 14 or even 13. Because we are at nine for our body text. Okay, so artist will apply. And this and was like this, and I All you have to do is just click the plus, and I know this like this subheading. Okay, so it just a little bit smaller. Maybe we'll to school like one or two more, Uh, maybe make it like 12. So again, I'm just kind of showing you how you can set this stuff up so that you can start organizing your book and creating this template, and it makes it really, really easy. Okay, So, uh, the table of contents I will create in a separate video for you because it's a little bit more intense. And I'm also gonna walk through the different features and different things that you can set up. Um, depending on you know what you've laid out inside of your book, OK? 9. 3-5 - Table of Contents: OK, in this video, we're going to be covering the table of contents. So you will always deal with the reference this video. If you want to do anything with your table of contents Now, the table of contents is pretty tricky. Okay? There's a lot of kind of, uh, Finney, he kind of back and forth work that you have to do in order to get it. Um, you know how you want it, but I'll show you how to set it up. Okay, so it's gonna scroll down here, and we're gonna go to the table of contents. And this is where we're gonna work before we get into it. Let's actually look at my book, and we will see the table of contents. It's kind of deceiving because you may think there's a background, but there actually isn't. So if I right, click and go at it, Index. And if we can actually click background right here so you can actually give your table of contents of background. So this is the actual heading one. So if we come down here and again, if we select having one, you'll see that, um, it selects heading one right here. Okay. So, again, you're styles are very, very important. It makes you know, formatting a book Very easy. So the bold ones are heading one. Ah, the one just below it is heading to. And the italics sized ones is heading three. And I'm gonna show you how to create this in our own document. So I'm just going to remove the table of contents. Okay, so on this page, uh, first of all, it is Ah, one of the front and back matter pages. Okay. Ah. I don't want, like, a page number like the bottom here or anything. So what you do is you go to insert, and you're gonna come down here to table of Contents and index, and you're gonna just click table of contents, index and bibliography. So select this one, Uh, and you guys could give it whatever title you want. Ah, I actually put this to three, but how this works is you have different levels. Okay? So before we actually click anything, we goto entries. You'll see that there's level one and that is heading one, uh, heading two, heading three. And what I mean by that is that is like the actual, uh, paragraph styles that we select from here. So instead of heading, you can see that there's a heading one heading to Okay. As your book starts to grow, it starts adding in these different sections that you want in the table of contents. So, for example, if you only want the first heading, So, for example, just your chapter to be in this table of contents will then right here on the in the evaluate up to level. You would put that to just toe one, because that's as you can see right here. I does give you that kind of like a preview and the preview is checked off so we can kind of see what we're doing a little bit. But many times after you make a change, you do have to hit OK and go back. I wish there was, like an apply button here, which would be the auto update. But again, you have to kind of go back and forth. So if I go to 10 you can see that, you know, ads in all the kind of subheadings and stuff like that. So I have usually done about three headings. I kind of find that's nice. But again, it all depends on what book you're kind of writing, You know, is that kind of more of information book where, you know, if someone wants to find a specific piece of information inside that book, nice and quickly that they can look into the table of contents, or is it just kind of like a storybook? And you just want to do just like the chapters. Okay, so it all applies to your own situation, but this is where you adjust. It is right here. So, uh, I'm just gonna hit, okay? And she's gonna add a table of contents and you're gonna be OK. Well, I don't see anything. And the thing is, is because we haven't added in any headings or anything like that. So I'm just gonna click down here, hit enter a couple times, and I'm just gonna say, this is heading one. So I'm just gonna click here and off of heading. We're gonna double click and come here. DoubleClick heading to click here and double click heading three. So what you'll have to keep doing with this table of contents is you actually have to go to it. Right. Click, and you are going to update the index. And as you can see, these are our, you know, our headings. But if we were to, for example, if I would say this is heading for you're going to see that it does not add it into the table of contents. So I'm gonna update. It is you could see it didn't add it. If I want to edit this table of contents again, you just right click and you just go edit index, and this window is gonna keep popping up. Uh, there's a lot of learning behind here. Okay? So again, keep referencing this video to learn about it. So let's say we wanted that fourth heading inside this table of contents. This proved to four press. Okay? And it added in this setting four. So, for example, if I would say this is heading for ah, I'm just gonna say yo just so that we can see the update. Okay, so it's right. Click that go at it. Let's make it 23 Okay. Okay. So it's right. Click on it and let's go Edit Index k. I actually have protected against manual changes on this way, you can actually go in and type things. Ah, you would actually have to change, like, you know, these headings or something. And then you have the right click and update it. If you do not check this. Ah, and it is not protected. Then I believe that you can actually going to start, you know, typing things. But I highly suggest that you protect it, okay? And I leave everything else the way it is. I just want to talk a little bit about this structuring because this is very, very, very confusing. Okay, So how this works is, if you want to add something in, you can click before or after it, and then you add one of these in. So whether it be like, you know, like the actual chapter number or this hyperlink, which we'll talk about in a second. And if you want to delete something, you literally just left. Click it and you press the delete button. Okay, so in this case, I want to add that chapter number back in. So I had to click here and click chapter number. Okay, So how this works is if you've ever read like an e book or even if you've ever browsed a website and there's something called a hyperlink. So, for example, if the person writing on the website says click here for more information, so you click it and then you go to that website. Okay, so that's what you call height. Ah, hyperlinks. So I'm just gonna go a little off topic, and we're gonna talk about code just for a second. It's, you know, html uh, now you don't need to knows information, but it's gonna help you understand how a hyperlink works. Okay, so when people write the websites, there's always an opening and a closing tag. And then there's some information in between those tags. So, for example, if you've ever written on like, a forum and you want to make, like, the font bold, many times that you know, you could have seen, like be and then say this is bold. And then, as you can see, we put at the Ford Slash. Okay, so if I just put a space in here, okay. So, as you can see, this is this B is the opening tag, and this one is the closing tag. So which means that this text would be bold whence you know the page would refresh or whatever. Okay, so inside of ah, again, like a website. If you want to use, um, hyper link and again if you're reading like an e book if you click, you know, like the actual chapter title, it will bring you right to that chapter inside the E book. And it's important that it is hyperlinked because this is how everything is all organized and you can click around inside an e book nice and easy. So, for example, inside of HTML, it's a This is the opening take and this is the closing tag. Ah, and then, if you want to, you know, just for completeness. If you want to actually direct someone to a different Web page, you would say, H, ref. And you know, just going. It's gratitude. A stock called Let's say and you close the quotation marks. Okay, And then you would say, you know, many times on a website that's a click here as the opening tag and the closing tag. Now I know off topic, but it's important for you to understand that this is the opening tag. And how has the forward slash This is the closing tag. So anything inside of here you could click on and it would take you to its gratitude to stop calm on the website. Now again, if we go back to the table of contents. If we look at this here, as you can see when I hover over it, this is the start of the hyperlink. And if we come here to the L, this is Ah, the hyperlink end. Okay, so you always wanna have the ls and then the l e at the end. And then anything in between is where you can actually kind of start styling this table of contents. So, for example, if we hover over e with a number sign it says chapter number we go here, this is the entries or other words that is the actual content of heading one. So, you know, for example, the entry would actually be This is heading one. Ah, you can see that is like a tab Stop. Um, and you can kind of give it a different, um, a different character. So, for example, as you can see, we have, like, the dots right here. It's a little small for you to see, but you can actually see if I slept like none here. Okay, you can see heading one doesn't have anything, or we can make it like a dash line, or we can make it like an underlying. So for press OK, you can see that heading one is like the underlying and then the other two still have, like, the dots. So again, it's pretty finicky, but the customization, you know, you can really tweak this to however you want, so I'm gonna go back to the tab stop, and we're just gonna keep it as a decimal there, the dots. And they may have actually adjusted that off of, like, contents to. So, for example, if we go to styles for a second and we go to level two contents, um, I'm just gonna close this. I'm gonna contents to go to right click and go modify. And this should actually have see before text. How has point to, um for spacing? Okay, so watch this. If we put this to like, let's say 0.4, you're going to see that heading to gets pushed in more okay and Ah, we'll put that back so we'll go point to. So that's how you can start adjusting. If you want to move them in and out and stuff like that, let's make this heading. So I'm gonna go contents, right? Click modify. And we're just going to just the fund. So the font we're gonna make it bold and we'll go apply. Perfect on the heading three. I'm just gonna come back here and there. You Okay, So, yes, a lot of times, if you click on some text, it's gonna bring you there automatically, because I was trying to find it in here, and I was like, Oh, no, I I don't know where to find it. So if I click on here, you're going to see it brings me right to contents three. Nice and easy, right? Click Modify. Let's make this one. I tallit italic. Okay, so a good goal. Apply and done. So let's just kind of go back to my other book and let's just see how I haven't laid out. Okay, so this is how I've done it. So I'm gonna click this one. Um, contents one gonna modify it. Let's see. So I have open sands, both at nine. Okay, so that's for my contents. One for my contents to, um we're gonna look and see, so I just let that regular okay, It just looks like I gave it a little bit more spacing in between each line on right click modify. And that was probably just to do Yes. What exactly like you just saw. It's also ate. So it's fun. Size eight. If I go to content one, I think I may have been font size nine. Yeah. Okay, so that's what I did. So, uh, the first heading is font size nine, and then the other ones are eight. Now, if you go to in dense and spacing, you can see that above and below the paragraph is 80.4 So let's go back to what we're doing . And as you can see, it's kind of smushed. So I'm gonna right click or sorry. No, we're gonna go over here, I'm gonna modify it, and we're going to go here. And as you can see, there's no spacing. So I'm just gonna hit this twice and twice, and I'm gonna hit, apply, And just cause there's a little more spacing. Ah, we are going to press okay for contents to We're going to modify it. Let's make it to start that one smaller font. And indeed, since basing with the same thing Okay, and press OK. And then the contents. Three, we're gonna modify, uh and we'll do this again. Fund eight and apply. Now, the final thing I want to talk about in this video with your table of contents is how to add in a number for your chapter. Now, it was kind of finicky inside of library office. But what you want to do is up here. There's tools, okay, and its chapter numbering. So you're gonna slip chapter numbering. And what you want to do is, um, in numbering, you click the tab here and for heading one you can see ah, for number you want to select. You know, you can do any any of these things, so you you could be pretty creative. Ah, but I'm gonna go one. So 1234 As you can see, it adds it in just like this. So I'm gonna press, okay? And you're going to see that it adds the one in right here. Okay, But again, it didn't add it in to the table of contents. All you have to do is right. Click and update the index K. If we right click and edit it, you'll see inside these the entry here again. This is the chapter number. So if I take this and press delete, you can see that this one right here is going to go away. Okay? So again, you have total flexibility on how you want to set things up. But let's say we want to add that back in. So inside a level one, can we have the opening hyper link and we have the closing hyperlinks. So you don't want to ever touch those you always wanted at the beginning and end. Ah, here's the actual entry. So this is like, you know, the actual text of your title. Ah, the tab stop is you know, you can adjust the spacing in between there. Ah, the page number. Which is this right here. And then, as you can see, it's the closing hyperlink. So I'm gonna click here. We're gonna add in the chapter number. Ah, and we're gonna press OK now let's say the spacing between between. Here's a little a little bit weird again tools, chapter numbering. And for the positioning, you can adjust again. This is for each level. You can also adjust it on every single level, So they're all the same. Ah, but or you can adjust them all individually. So in this case, I'm just gonna just individually on the very, very first heading. So heading one. And as you can see, the number followed by and you can go a space. Nothing new line. Um and it's up to you. I think I may have done space in my last book because just like that, you know, for example, would be like, um, welcome to the book. You know, it might be a little bit close, so let's just try the tab. Stop and we will go here and tab stop and impress. OK, so I think that looks probably pretty good. Um, and again, you can always adjust like the heading by right, clicking and modifying it, adjusting like this size. Okay. And the last thing I just want to quickly do here is inside of the table of contents. If you wanna just like the spacing between you know, the one and stuff like that instead of contents again, we don't modify on. We're gonna just the, um you know, like the before text. So we're going to see if this does it, apply it. So as you could see, the one moved with it. So I'm going to go zero, and we may have to go into the table of contents and add in a tab. Stop there. I believe, because after the text is, it would be after seven. So as you can see, the seven is gonna move left. Okay, so that's not what what we want either. Um, okay. So as you can see, sometimes it is the kind of a lot of trial and air to get it. How you want Bronco to edit the index and you're going to see that again? This is the opening hyperlink. You We don't want to touch that. Here is the chapter number and in between the chapter number and the actual text. So between one and T, we're going to add in a tab. Stop, Okay? And we can give this a tab stop like this, so this might be excessive, but as you can see. We just gave it a little bit of space there, and it changed. Welcome to the book. Because I changed the title there and I didn't update it. As soon as your book is done, like at the very, very end of your book, you want to always make sure you go to that table of contents, right? Click and updated. Okay, it's easy to miss, so make sure that you do that. Okay? So again, let's just maybe make it. Let's just give it a lot of spacing just to emphasize that case. This is a 0.85 Okay. So, for example, if you just wanted some space between the chapter and the title, okay, that's all you have to do, is you just add in a tab stop so they could see chapter number and the entry apart. A tab. Stop. And again, you could do like a different feel character. Such as, like, a dash or something on this is put it like 0.25 Okay, So however you want it to look again, I'm just kind of brushed rushing through it with you. So if I wanted to lead it, I click on it. Press delete, not backspace. The actual delete. So d e l or if your keyboard actually says Delete, that's the button. We're hitting that oppress. Okay. And as you can see, that's a table of contents. So, you know, however you want to just all your spacing, this stuff that's up to you, I've shown you how to do it. Ah, you can adjust your actual thought to be different or bigger or smaller again from, like, the rest of your book. Um, And, you know, your final and product would look something like this. Okay. So hopeful. That helps. If you guys have any questions with the table of contents, feel free to reach out. To me, it's very, very finicky. Okay, over my years, it's given me a lot of wasted time and headaches and researching. But over the years, I've just kind of found how it works. Okay, Uh, so let's get into the next video 10. 3-6 - Book Layout and Page Numbering: OK, in this video, I'm gonna show you how to set up your book content pages as well as set up your page numbering. And if you want to add in some any type of header information inside that book to Okay, so the first thing we're gonna be looking at in this styles I clicked on page style. OK? And as you can see, it's the front and back matter, which is fine for those types of pages such as, you know, more books about the author, your copyright disclaimer. You know where you don't want, Like the page number. Okay, so what we want to do is we want it Add in a manual page break where we can actually start writing our book content. Okay, so let's just go and look at my book, okay? And we're going to look at the page and I call that book layout. Okay, so that's what we will. We will call it in here. So I'm just going to select the default style, and we are going to select new style from selection and go new style gin. I like to write in Capitals book Les. Okay. No hander again it's not showing in here, so let's just go all styles and we're going to see book layout. So we are going to click of the very, very bottom of table of Contents were going to go insert. We're going to go more breaks and manual break. We're going to select the book layout. I am going to select change page number. Okay? And we're gonna start at one, so OK, so as you can see, when I click here, you can see that this is the book, Leo. And if I click here, you can see that's the front Back matter, which is awesome. Like that is what we want. Now, I'm just going to zoom out here a little bit so we can see it easier. And what I want to do is I'm gonna right click on book, Leo, and go modify and we're going to go footer. We're going to enable the footer. Okay, so this is where you can start getting creative with the footer and header. Okay, So, um, in this case in my books, I usually do not have a header. I usually just add the footer. Ah, solution. See? So same content on left and right pages. Uh, yes, because we want the page number to be the same and same content on the first page. So I guess you can kind of, uh, adjust it differently if you if you choose. So Okay, um and then I guess you're gonna just like the different margins for the footer, and I guess the spacing from the bottom. So I'm just gonna apply this, but as you can see, when I click down here, it actually gives us a footer toe work with. So what I want to do is this Just go back to the paragraph styles. And as you can see, we're in the footer. Okay? So again, it's awesome to use thes styles because it makes it really easy. So I'm going to right, click on footer and go modify and let's just see what we can do. I'm gonna go font. Ah, fun effects. No sort of text flow or fun effect? No, sir. Alignment. So again, sometimes it's a little tricky to find where you're going, but eventually you will find it. If you just kind of keep clicking around. So that's alignment. I'm gonna go center and I'm gonna go, OK, we'll click here and we're gonna go insert and we're going to go Page number. Boom! And as you can see, if I were to come here and I'm just gonna press control and enter gives us a couple of pages on this book content. We're just going to remove this. Okay, So for example, as you can see, we're on page one more on page two. We're on page three. Ah, And if we were to click here with the page, Okay. So right now we're on book layout. We come here again, that front and back matter, Or at least it should be. Okay. So from the actual book layout Ah, what I usually do. So from the very, very last page of the book layout, I again I'm going to insert more breaks the manual brake, OK, And I'm going to go the front and back matter, and ah, it doesn't really matter if we change the page number. Ah, but we can I'm just gonna go, OK? And this here is the front back matter still. Okay, so I'll do this. So again, that was a little off topic. But that's where this stuff can get confusing. And it's always important that you keep referencing your styles on the page styles. Because now you know when you go from, you know, the table of contents to your book layout that everything is making sense because this is your template. And honestly, you just want to write, you know, that's the goal. But by doing it this way, it allows your paperback and e book all tow line up Super easy. Uh, it really makes my life easy when I set myself up first, Okay. Ah, and honestly, it's just like the first book where this is kind of tricky, uh, going forward, it gets easier and easier. Okay, so that is how you add in a footer and the page number. OK? So as you can see these, what you call like, uh, fields And there's a lot of different things that you can add in here. Uh, and they're really, really powerful. So, for example, just more field. So let's just see, like, all the different ones. So we can cross reference, um, again, it could get very, very intense. I never look at any of these things. I'm just looking at him because I'm doing this course with you. Ah, but we could like the author. The file name. Ah, we can do. I'm pretty sure. Yes, A the chapter, a chapter name, the chapter number, the chapter number and name. Ah, chapter number without without a separator. And again, it's like level one. Okay, so I'm gonna get close and let's just say you did want that header. Okay, so inside a book layout, but a right click go modify. I'm just doing this just for completeness. So inside a header, let's enable that header and we're going to go fly. So inside the header Ah, again, we're gonna go to paragraphs. Here is the header. We're gonna modify it. I want to kind of mere it, so I won't like it all with the left and the right, It may get kind of intense. I may just make it simple and just say, ah, alliance, like the right, This is a test. And so, as you can see, it keeps putting it like that, right, Because I think it kind of be cool if it was, like, over here and then over here. I want the page. Okay, so page book layout modify, and we're going to go header. So I think this is where same content on left and right pages comes in. So I'm gonna, uh, apply it. And here, So, as you can see left page header and right page header. I think this is where this comes in. Header left and header. Right. So I'm gonna come here to this hunt. We're gonna click this one. We're gonna double click header. Right again. We're just going to right? Click it, modify it. I'm just let's But it's the right and that's also put it I talas italic. As you can see, that's what we did there. We could even do like the foreign effects. Ah, positioning. So sometimes like the letter spacing is kind of a cool technique. As you can see, this is a test press. Okay, scroll down a little bit. And as you can see, this one's later differently. We're gonna double click header left. Yeah, Nice. I am going to do the same thing, but I will align it left. So actually, what we can do is we can actually inherit this style from heading Header, right, So cool. Shortcut is when you click one of these little drop down menus. If you press h, you know it gets you to your place faster. So header, right? And I'm just going apply it. As you can see, it's style that right there, um, the positioning here. So you has won, and we're just going to override the left. Okay, so in this case, we want to be left and not to the right, And as you could see, let's just Yeah, perfect. So as you can see, I like that a lot. And you could adjust this to be however you want. Like, you know, if you want, Like the author name. You could put the author name on that the left page, and you could put like the chapter title on the right page or whatever you want to do. So, for example, uh, this acidic Riley Weller and the book name. So it's just one of the books was like audio painting care. And then here, um, the chapter. Oops. And then we're going to come here and insert ah field. And as you can see, it doesn't have the chapter name or ever something more fields. We go chapter, chemical name. And I think they will do both chapter number and name. And I just entered It. Should be right there. It's not there. That's because we don't have a chapter name. Okay, so watch If we go to here and we come here, we're going to go to heading. So heading one double click it and as you can see, So there you go. So showing one and assumes to start writing. Yeah. You see, So it's working. OK, so again, heading one. And we're going to say, um first chapter of book. Okay, Um, that should are Just undo that a couple of times because I want to see that number one. Yeah. There we go. So, uh, first chapter. Okay, so I think I didn't added it in a couple times. There we go. So do we want the one there? Maybe not so again. So again, the shortcut was controlling f two. I think it waas to go to the more field, so insert field more fields. So control and f too. But a lot of the times, the only need Teoh access these menus certain times. So some shortcuts are worth knowing other shortcuts aren't like, for example, the styles you work with all the time in your book. So it's really important to know the F 11 shortcut because you're always going back and forth, and especially if you're only on one screen. Sometimes it's nice to get rid of this menu so you can kind of zoom in and you can actually see it the full book. And then sometimes when you hit of 11 you know what kind of you only have so much space on your screen, right? So if I hold down control and scroll out, you know? So all I'm saying is the F 11 shortcuts. Nice for that, but that But the control in F 21 maybe not so much. So. I'm gonna go control in F too, though, because that opens that up or again from insert. It was just ah, field and more fields. Delicious. Insert the chapter title. Okay, so and that would be it perfect. Okay, so that is how you could stall your book. Um, now, again, for myself, I really don't add in a header, but, you know, maybe maybe I might from the next book, but At least you know how to do it in case you want to. And if you want to remove the header, all they have to do is right. Click, Go Modify. And here is how you can adjust for the header or the footer. Okay. And again, ice right here is the same content on left and right pages. And again, you can even change it up for same content on first page to Ah, but let's say we don't want the header. Um, all contents of the header will be deleted and not be restored. So again, this is a big change. It's like, Do we want to keep all this stuff or do we want to room Rube it In their case, let's just say we're gonna remove it. So header, Remove it. Yes, apply. And as you can see, here is our book. And here is our page numbers and you are good to go. And if we come up here to our table of contents, so right now is that welcome to the book, cause that's how we left it. But again, I wrote first chapter. We want to make sure that that is updated. Right Click Update the index. Good to go. Okay, 11. 3-7 - Styling Our Book Content: OK, in this video, we're going to be actually setting upper book our styles and really getting our book ready s so that you can take this template and apply it to any book. Okay, this is my actual e book template. It's actually just a little bit outdated for my most recent book. So, you know, as I was doing my most recent book, there was some changes I did, and I didn't go back to this template and change it. That's kind of like the annoying thing with the template, is it? You know, as you start to move forward, you may start finding that you do things a certain way. And so you have to always make sure you go back to that template and update those little changes. Okay. And, you know, that could be anything from, ah, you know, like line spacing in between the actual you know, lines of the paragraph or, you know, all those little kind of tedious little things. So I just want to walk you through my template that I use for my books. As you can see, it's just e book template. And in order to write a new book off of this of a disco file Save as. And then I would name it the name of that book and my template is done. And then it would just be a matter of taking this and say, my new book subtitle right, So that's how fast it is to set up a template. So again, this is just like the cover page here, Like the copyright and the disclaimer already have this kind of written No, As you can see, a ship. Oh, change that. 2020. Moving down. So again, read other books. So this when that is up to date, having my podcast in there, the table of contents. As you can see, it's all late already. So I want to cover the headings, the paragraphs, lists as well as quotations. Okay, so we'll come back to the template so you can see your like my heading. And this is a heading one. Ah, here is the forint K. Ah, it's size nine. It's open, Sands. Ah, here is a list. And then here is after the list gay. So the way how I set this up is so when I actually have my text, it's just called, like the text body, which is this right? And then if I'm going to write a list, I actually have one. It's text body before. Okay? And the reason why I did that is it just gave it just a little extra spacing rate in between the paragraph to the list. And then I also have one for after list. So right here. Okay. And it goes after I was enter and say like, hello again. Now it goes back to text body. And I only did that just so that it just makes the list look nice. You know, as you're reading that, you know the spacing I feels, you know, nice and enjoyable to read. Ah, here is another heading This is heading to And then here is my quotation. So get, I just put, like, a little like line here, and I align it right. I made the fun a little little bit bigger. And then they also have a actually different fun style. OK, so you're going to set that up ourselves. I also kind of just do this. As you can see, it's just like dummy text. Okay, so let's get into it. I don't want to spend too much time because, you know, a lot of this stuff is tedious, and it's kind of up to interpretation that gets your own opinion on on how you want to set up. Um, you know, you're styling. Okay, so I'm just gonna say, heading one, heading two, heading three heading for okay. And we're gonna find heading. So here is heading one. So I'm gonna double click that, and I'm gonna right click on that and go modify. So for the actual sizing, let's make it if you want 20. So I've also selected Open Sands here. Now the next thing I like to do myself is inside of I believe it is foreign effects and effects. And I like you, the small capitals. I think that looks really, really cool. Okay, as you can see, you know, the first letter is bigger. And then the next one I have actually found a little bit of ah formatting issues selecting this So it's up to you if you want to use it in terms of the paperback, it always turned out good in terms of the e book. Sometimes it's a little bit weird Ah, but I do like how it looks Case. So I'm just gonna leave it as it is. You can also go to the position and again move will just spread those letters apart. Just a little bit. 0.5, go apply. Okay, give it something like that. Um, I'm just gonna put 200. Okay, So I'm gonna press OK to that. See how it says all styles. I'm gonna click on all styles, and we're going to go to the this one, and it just makes it so that all if we go to all styles, it lists at all, and the list becomes so big and it's hard to know where things are. But when you go to the higher hierarchical, um, then you confined heading right here, and you could literally just click and the drop down, and it makes it way easier. So on heading to I want to go to heading two. Okay. And what I'm gonna do is right. Click on this, go modify. And I'm going to inherit the traits from heading one. So we're gonna inherit from heading one k. I'm gonna apply it. And then for the font size. Ah, this is produced. Let's say 90. Okay, um, maybe we'll put this 200 k again. I don't want to keep going back and forth, but again, this is kind of what happens when you start to, um, set up your book and style it. Okay, so, for, uh, heading one k heading one. Let's put this to maybe X 16. Okay, well, say that's good. And then for heading to Ah, we're just gonna make it. So I had 16. Ah, we will put it to say 13. Okay, I'm just gonna click heading three here and put heading three. Yeah. So, heading three. You can also maybe we should just reference off of heading one. Actually, I think I should probably just do it that way. Sorry. It's kind of confusing, so I'm just going to keep referencing off of heading one, and then I'm going to give it a percentage for the foreign size difference. And that's all I'm trying to do here. So I'm just gonna click heading for here as well. That way we have it all. Wind all set up. So heading one is good to go. So on heading three in a modify it. We're gonna inherit it from heading one. Okay, so everything is going to come from heading one. Ah, and then we're just gonna style. Ah, the font. Just a little bit smaller as we go. So heading three would be just a little bit smaller. Okay? Something like that. Heading four. I do like the ICT. The ICT, Alec. Okay, so the bullet Alec, we will also go to, like the 85 we will inherit from heading one case to apply that maybe just a little bit smaller. So 80 So those are our headings. Now for a paragraph is gonna grab some Lauren Epsom so into Google and typed Lauren Ipsum. Okay, Um just click this one. I will just Ah, take this. We know copy. It will come back to our template. And I'm just going to You can right click. And as you can see, pay special. I want to go unformed, matted text. Okay. And so this is our text right here. Ah, and I will do that one more time. So right, click paste and then unfermented text. Okay, so this is what our paragraph is gonna look like as you can see, this is the text body, but on the text body were gonna modify it. I honestly think it looks pretty good the way it is because it did inherit from the default , which is what we did a long time ago. The default style. So for the foreign, like open Sands, the regular nine point perfect. That's a size that I've liked for my actual paperback books. Um, now, let's just look at just kind of the spacing and stuff like that. So, are we happy with the space between the paragraphs? It looks pretty good. Maybe we'll go, like, you know, uh, 0.15 might just kind of give us a little more space. Maybe it's too much. Maybe ago. 0.12 Apply it. Okay. So, again, this is just how you can kind of style your, um you know, your your book to get it. Exactly how you want. Um, do you want 1.5 lines like, you know, Is that too much in your book? I honestly kind of like the 1.15 kind of looks I don't Maybe it's a It's a little tight. Um, so proportional case away, too. much this is. But that's like 1 50 would be way too much to cast. So let's go 1 25 You know, I'm just gonna walk through with this with you, you know, so again you can adjust this. Harvey want. Uh, I personally would suggest reading the manual. Uh, and I was just going to Google and type of library office, um, you know, line spacing manual or something like that, and read about what each of these do because, you know, proportional might be proportional to something. I might be relative to something, so I'm just gonna leave it at one point 15 and we're gonna leave it there. OK, But again, if you want to adjust your spacing between paragraphs or if you want to adjust Ah, again, like your first line or, you know, after you could do stuff like that, your alignment. So on here, what I do is I actually put this is justified. And so what you'll see is it kind of gives it a more uniform look, you know, as the person's reading their book. So I'll do that one more time, so watch if you look at the text here. Here is the left. Okay. You know, kind of smush is it a little bit, but, you know, the words are more consistent, but justified. Spaces out. You know, it kind of takes advantage of the whole space of what you've given it there, Okay. And I That's why I have set up my books. I saw that in, like, a YouTube video a long time ago, and I like it, but it's all up to you and how you want to approach it. Ah, the text flow. I don't touch anything in here, but I guess you could. You like the hyphenation and stuff like that if you were. You know, if you want that stuff Ah, for the phone again. I just have open sands. Just shows regular and nine point for foreign effects. Um, I'm not touching anything in here. Ah, the positioning. This is again the actual letters. If you want to kind of movie, space them out just a little bit. Okay, so maybe we'll go, uh, you know, 0.5. Let's just see what it looks like. Let's just go a little drastic. We go 1.5. Okay, So it does still kind of cool that was at that right there is probably excessive. Maybe one might not be too bad. Okay. And then maybe you'd put it down a font size or something. I don't know. I'm just gonna put it to zero, though, because I like the way it looks. Um, maybe we'll go 8.4. Something like that. Point it. Okay, So get, you know, I'm not trying to keep going back and forth, but this is what happens when you're trying to style your book and get it exactly how you'd like, um and yeah, you could do with your drop caps. So this would be like, you're very, very first letter of that paragraph. So as you can see, a number of characters number lines, you could make you like to Okay. Ah, And again, if you were to want to do this, let's say this was, like, the very, very first paragraph off that chapter. Ah, you would want to create a different style. And just, you know, I would label it like first paragraph, drop cap or something like that. Um, space detects, so, you know, weaken gonna push it out a little bit. And you know the actual image up here, It shows you what's going on. Okay, so it kind of pushes it over. You can even do like the whole word here. So per supply. So again, it's like that, Um, looks a little bit weird, but let's just disable it all, okay? I personally don't use the drop cats, but I know that that's a really popular thing to do in, like, a lot of, like, you know, fiction, books and stuff like that. Ah, the area. I don't touch anything in here. Transparency, Nothing. Ah, borders. Again. This is how you can kind of do that styling with it. The quotations. Uh, condition I don't I have never even looked at this before. Okay. Ah, the outlining. Numbering again. I don't touch anything in here. Okay, so I'm going to press, okay? And that is our actual text body. Okay, so let's go on to the lists. I'm just going to delete the one here. Maybe we'll just leave some. Ah, So the lines case. So, for lists, what we're gonna do is I'm just going to select list right here and say hello. How are you? How are yourself doing great. Let's just say we do that, OK? So as you could see, you know, it's it can kind of be a little bit close in terms of like, you know, the layout. And that's the reason why I did like a text body before in a text body after I just wanted this spacing to be a little bit better. However, in your if I click here, you're going to see that it takes me right to the list. Um, and in this case, we actually have to click the list styles. Okay, so this is just list one. So I'm just gonna right click and modify this because watch if I click here, there's nothing highlighted. And if I click here, you'll see that list one is highlighted. So I'm gonna right click, go modify. And the reason why I do do that I click away and stuff like that is just to make sure that that is the one. And once I know that, you know, in our case list, one was highlighted. I know that if I modify this, it's gonna affect list one. OK, ok, so I was playing around with the list here. I wasn't able to affect the actual, you know, wherever the icon is was kind of like, you know, it's not wasn't working When I go modify and try to select, Let's say, like the check mark. As you could see, it's not applying. It was kind of like what's going on here so I can see that if you slept up here, you can select, you know, whatever you want. This way, however, it's always nice to be able to create a style. What you want to do for these lists is you know, for example, or just like hello and you're gonna double click whatever list you have done. So, for example, if we click list one here, double click on it so you could see hello is selected, we're going to go modify. You can select. You know what everyone you want now. Okay, so sometimes this is actually a cool one. Ah, and then inside it here, you can adjust whatever you want for Ah, your positioning. Ok, so for example is you could see it is nicer if the list is actually indented quite a bit. So if we go align outlets a 0.35 or something like that. So a little too much, Let's say to five and then we wanted to go. Ah, the tab Stop will say 0.5 Okay, so that must be Ah, the indentation. So or five. So we should see Hello. Come back. Ok, so I'm just gonna highly all this. I'm just gonna delete it can enter again And no silly yo today or something just to give this items so again, if you want to, right click list, you modify it and then you can adjust However you want inside of here again. Sometimes this stuff is finicky. In this software, it's just a matter of understanding how it works. You can also use like your own image. I believe if you just click here, click here and you go add and resize or you can select any of these again. You know, you got to be careful because in print you want to make sure that it looks good. So in all honesty, these ones around here, probably your tried tried and true character size character. Yeah. You can select anything you want. You can get really, really intense, Like if you want this to be like your your list size. Apply it. So you know, if you want to do that kind of stuff, But again, that's your lists. Now, in terms of the actual positioning on I mean, um, margins. So spacing, you know, the actual before and after. So if I click this right click, go modify, you'll see that there is no indentation there. No alignment available to you. Ah, and that is where I was, like what kind of like, Hm. So that is why I made the before and after. So if I click up here, you can see that text bodies there. I'm just gonna click right here and go new, and I'm going to say this thing in capital, so text body and I write text body so that it just makes it makes it easy to find. And I'm going to say before list, OK, we're gonna go. Okay. I'm gonna click this one, and I'm going to again you from style and I'm going to go text body after list. Okay, So the before is this one we're going to, right? Click, Go modify. And here we're able to do the in dense and spacing so below the paragraph that say we put that toe no 10.162 spaces This that tiniest bit Come here. Right click Modify it and I'm gonna go above the paragraph and we're gonna gold Maybe, Ah, 0.6 Something like that. Okay, so it just gives that list just a little bit more clarity. You confined to knit however you want. Okay, Now the very, very last when I want to do is the quotations. So let's just delete some of this stuff in here. That way we can get the quotations in here. So here's a quote I usually like to say when I'm at work a lot with a lot of my workers. I say, You know, if you're not having fun, you know, what do you doing? And they're always kind of like what you're working right? It's just a funny quote. So anyways, for quotations, I'm gonna double click on that. And this is the default style that they've done. So really, there's no difference like the rest of your text, except that is just indented a bit. So we're going to right click on that, gonna modify quotations um and I'm just going to select a different font for myself. I like this. Come for Ty one, this is a cool one. Could apply it, and I Let's make the farm a little a little bit bigger. 12 point. So it's pretty cool. Ah, for the alignment. We are going to align it right. Okay. Ah, for the Indians and spacing. Uh, I'm just gonna put this to zero, and I'm gonna put us 20 as well. Gonna apply that. Maybe will give it just a little bit of it evident there. So we'll say 0.1. Maybe 0.25 year, because it will just push it over so that it does make it look like a quote. Something like that. Okay, Looks cool. Now, something that I like to do. Uh, this is just something I've just kind of done over the years. Is I give it just a little bit of ah border with which you saw earlier on. Ah, we'll give that like, let's say three. Okay? And it doesn't have to be black, like, even here. We can ah give this color just a little bit of an off black. Yeah, she custom color. So what we're gonna do is you know, you could just kind of just go a little bit a little bit off black, okay? Something like that. And we apply it. And, you know, sometimes it can look kind of cool this way and even like the font will do that to Ah, yeah, we'll say. Well, say 4141 for one. So then for the font color, um, let's see what we adjust. That, um, so we want font foreign effects, foreign color. Okay, so we'll come to your to custom color, and I believe you should be able to read it in. So gonna go for 14141 Okay, we'll go. OK, and apply that. And if you want to do something like that is totally up to you, um, or you could even go a little bit of a darker black. You know, Let's say like, 2222 again. You'll learn this kind of stuff if you start getting into Web design and choosing different colors and, um, again, hexes like three or six numbers. Okay, so I'm gonna go apply, and we'll leave it there One more time with the borders. Come here. Custom color, and we'll go to do do do to to Okay, the blood. And then again, sir, I should go back to that. You know, if you want your spacing in between Ah, your text. So, for example, we're gonna in dense and spacing so above you can go, like point to something like that are could be a little bit much. So 0.1 and then may point to can. And the best way to test it is to actually have you know. Ah, a paragraph there. So, for example, we do this and then we enter. And again when you hit enter. And if it keeps going to the quotation, you can right click quotations go modify. And inside the organizer, you can see that the next style. So, for example, for on this line, we type in our quote you have entered to go to your next line, you can make it go to a different style. And in our case, let's just make it go to the text body. Okay? I'm gonna go apply case which will delete this one. So, for example, we just finished our quote Now we go to our next one, and now we're on the text body. Okay, So are we happy with our quotations here? Honestly, I think I'm going to give it its a little bit more spacing, So little modify. Um, and for Indians and spacing, I'm going to give it a 0.15 actually, no, I liked it. I liked the spacing above. I don't like the spacing below, So we'll go 0.25 focal 0.3. So, you know, because when the quote comes, you just wanna have it right there. And I usually like to have even spacing at the top and bottom. Sometimes it's a little hard to get. Ah, but that is our styling. Okay, so we're just gonna delete the paragraph here. So that's what it looks like. We have our first heading. Okay, we were second heading through, heading fourth, heading and again if we go to our table of contents and we ah, right. Click on the table of contents and update the index. You can see it adds those in, which is awesome. I we come down further and we have our you know, all our different headings. We have our text body, Um, and again with take your actual headings, you can adjust different spacing as well, you know, above them below. But that is kind of generally how I set it up and then I would actually go and then, you know, click here and I'm going to go heading one. I will say a chapter two and you know, again, Same thing. I would just kind of enter and just kind of give it a little bit of this kind of stuff. Ah, this way, I can easily come to chapter three. Come here. Heading one, chapter three. Um, And if you come back to the table of contents over time, right click update the index. That is what your table of contents is gonna look like. OK, so as you could see, you know, the process here, it just makes it way easier, because now you go to write your book and everything is exactly how you want. And if you want to adjust anything, you know that you could just simply click within that paragraph. You come here and you can adjust whatever it is. As you have seen from the beginning of this course, so far, I'm trying to get you to get a book that set up so that you can write any paperback in any e book. Ah, and you can style it however you want. No, just a matter of coming. And just literally, you could literally just come here, Put your title in. Start writing. Okay? That's how easy it is. 12. 3-8 - Taking Screenshots of Your Book: OK, in this video, I'm gonna share with you guys how I add images into my book. Okay, so I used the software called Share X. Again. It's free. It's open. Source is super powerful. It allows you to take really high quality images, Uh, and just adamant your book. In addition, you can also kind of ah, you know, add arrows or boxes or right text on top of that image makes it super super easy and makes the book look really, really professional. Okay, now what I have open here is my actual music software. It's called FL Studio. Now the reason why I haven't opened is because I want to share with you how I would actually take screenshots, how I organize and label them. And then how I actually add them into the book and then how we can even format them. So this is gonna be a little bonus video you guys are gonna here just a little sneak peak of one of my tracks which is unreleased eso for myself. I release beat tapes so they called beat tapes by gratitude. This I've currently released eight beat tapes. There's about 11 tracks per beat tape, and this one is possibly going to be on my ninth. My ninth beat tape. Okay, so here's just a little kind of taste test of you know what my music sounds like. And then I'm going to take a screenshot with you, and we're gonna walk through the process of share X. Okay. Okay. So for example, let's say we want to take a screenshot of this. It's what's called a multi band compressor, that city. We want to take a screenshot of it while the music's actually playing. Okay, so I'm gonna hit play, we're gonna hit print screen, so let's get into it. Okay, So place in his print screen, But I'm just taking a screenshot of my screen. Good mentor. Now you can see everything going to stop the music we're gonna go back to again. This is Sherrick, So I'm just gonna hit enter one more time. And now. So here is where we can actually do whatever we want to this image in a sense of arrows. Okay, So, for example, that say, in our book, we're specifically talking about this, Uh, you know this band right here? Okay, now, let's say, uh you want to make that arrow bigger or smaller, you just click the shape options and the border size. You can see you make it figure or smaller. Okay. So we could live like that. And then if you want to kind of highlight a certain area will say, Oh, yeah, All right. Here. OK, so whatever we were talking about with our student, now we enter on and it saves it. And on my other monitor, when I highlighted it actually shows the location of where it saved it. Now, I have share X set up where it saves all of my files into, um, its own folder. Okay. You know, I have a custom folder where all these screenshots save. Okay. And so, as you can see, it's it actually saves it with the factual file name. So fl, which is FL studio. So the way how I structure my images is I actually do the acronym of the book. In the case of this course, I'm just gonna put the acronym of the course. So I'm gonna say, um, how to write a book for Amazon. Case of the first letter from each word of that book I put a dash, and then this would be for the chapter. So Chapter one and then the first this will be the first image inside that chapter. Okay, let's take one more screen shot. And I was take it of what's called the channel rack Here. This is where you actually create, like, your loops and stuff. I'm gonna hit print screen, I'm gonna actually click. You're gonna enter. I will enter one more time. And again, let's say we want to kind of style this a little bit. So a really cool feature of share X is this step of option. So, for example, let's say we were talking to the reader were saying, Okay, well, step one, we want to come here. Step two, we want to come up here and then step three down here or something. And again, you know, you can even have, like, the arrow and drag that into right here. Okay, so that's perfect. I'm gonna enter. Okay, so now I'm gonna hit all tab again. Bring up this window. Now I like to use the keyboard shortcuts. I know I keep repeating that, but I'm gonna show you how fast it is if you learn the keyboard shortcuts. So in our case, I don't want to write this acronym of the book or the course, Uh, every single time, you know, it's kind of annoying. So here is the keyboard shortcuts. I'm gonna walk through it nice and fast, and then I'm gonna show you how to do it, Just like the mouse and, like, the normal way. Okay, so we're gonna left click on the file F 22 highlight it. Press control and see to copy it. I'm going to click on the other file name. I'm gonna f two. I'm gonna press control and V to paste it, and we're gonna delete the one we're gonna press the two okay. Or sorry, the two. Now, that is an awesome file structure. And I would easily just kind of drag and drop those into my book. But what I would do is that I actually dragged these into the folder inside my book, and I'll walk you through that in just a moment. Okay? So let's undo that and let me walk you through it, just like the normal way. Okay, So we're gonna right click on the file name. You come down here and you press rename. Okay, You can right click here and go copy. Now you can just click away just right Click on the actual file. We are going to go rename again. You can right click Ankle paste. Okay, now you could just backspace and then press two and hit. Enter. Okay, So now if you ever press control and z on this by accident and you like, Oh, no, you can also press control and why? And that is the redo. Okay, I'm gonna show show you that once we get into our software. So I'm just going to load up my book here. Okay. So for example, these are my books that I have written, okay? And I just want to walk you through the folder structure how it organized my images. Just see, you can kind of see to stay organized for the long term. Because if we set up our book like this, if we ever lose our files or something gets messed up in our book, we know exactly where these images are supposed to go. And in the order, they're supposed to go. Okay, so again, this images pertaining to this course. But you know what? You know this actual book that we're writing for this course? Ah, for this chapter, and then what order it is in that chapter. So, you know, this is the first image in that chapter. This is the second image in that chapter. So let's look at this fl Studio Ultimate template Creation Guide folder. Click on that, Uh, and we're just gonna look at, like, the actual cover here quickly. So inside the cover, you know, this is actually, like the book cover. And then this one is, uh, the cover and the back for the paperback. Okay, we'll go back, and I actually create a folder specifically for these images. So as I'm writing a book, I will just kind of have a images like this all you know, rename them. And then I actually end up dragging them into this folder, and then from this folder, you can drag them into the book. Okay? And as you can see, if we kind of just come down here so you can see that you know this image, It's in the fourth chapter and its the eighth image in that chapter. So if anything happens, it's nice and organized. And again. So this is my book. So this is, um, the actual, you know, book. And then I exported into pdf. This is what you upload to Amazon. You know, if you want to sell your eBook and paperback format and this is like the e pub Virgin, okay. And so that's just kind of a walk through of how I actually take the screenshot and how you organize these files. 13. 3-9 - Adding Images into Your Book: So now let's go into our template, which we have been working with so far. And let's add in an image. So I like to hit, enter and go to a new line first. And we are going to go to screen ex here soon it's gonna click and drag it in. Just drop it in. OK, now, if you want to add a caption in, I'm gonna walk you through that. Okay? So just right. Click on the image and you insert caption and what that is is, you know, underneath the image you can have it as, like, figure one or image one, picture one, uh, whatever you want. And as each new image gets added in, we can automatically add these captions and it will automatically increments. So, for example, would be image 1.1 image 1.21 point three. Okay, so inside this category, you can actually create your own category. You know, if you want to be image picture, whatever. Okay. So for example, come here. And I'm just gonna put my image. I like image from a numbering. I put array, Vic. And for the position, you can actually put this above or below. I usually like below. Okay, So if I press okay, what's gonna happen is it just shows image one and it's kind of like, Whoa, I want to be image 1.1 Soto, undo again. You can come up here, go at it and you can select Undo here. But again, I like the shortcut. So controls the and again to redo is controlling. Why so control NZ to undo that? Let's right. Click insert caption Now, if you go to options, you have the option to enable level one okay, and we're gonna press OK, and you can see that adds 1.1. So if I add this in But it's really nice if you can set this up so that it automatically as this caption in case because if I come here and if we delete this stuff and ah, we just add in our second image, it's down here. You can see that it didn't add in that caption. And what you have to do is again, right. Click insert the caption and kind of go to those steps. So I'm just going to hit control c chillin z, and I'm just gonna hit a couple of times. Intel. It's gone. Okay, so gonna right Click? Insert the caption and you'll see that there's a button down here called Auto. So you click on auto and how this works is so all this pertains to liberate office writer. So writer, writer writer Okay, that's what we're working in in this software. So it's not the spreadsheet or the drawing or anything, and we want to do the image k. So we check mark the image, and as soon as we add in an image, it's gonna automatically apply this caption, which is awesome. It's really good for just workflow in the separator. You want to make sure you remove this otherwise, because it comes with a colon and it's just gonna keep adding this colon at the end of everything, and it's kind of annoying on the position I wanted to be below. Okay, so we have our image, we're going to say image one, and then, um okay, we wanted to be below and then here is like the level. So we want to be image 1.1, and our separator, you know, you can put it to be like a dash or I usually just like the decimal. It's nice and easy. And for the character style, I'm just gonna go. Ah, default style. OK, come up here. Reaction was just gonna go nuts and impress. Okay, so I'm just gonna press, OK one more time and now adds it in. So now you're going to see if I add in our second image. Okay, so I'm just gonna click away. Well, come here and we will drop it down here. And so we just replaced that. So what's happening is when the cursor is just right underneath, it just replaces. It is kind of it's kind of like a little quirk. So if I hit enter one more time, we will be able to add in the image right here. Okay? So again, we don't want it here. We don't want to hear as you can see, like, the little lines. We want to be down one, and I'm just gonna drop it right there. And as you can see, we have image 1.2 and we have image 1.1. And if we actually click on an image you can see up here, there's different of rap, Um, that you can select for that image. So, for example, go a rap off page rap off the one page rap rap through. So again, you guys can check out the actual manual to find out more information. Um, for myself, I've just always left it like this. And the reason why you'd want to select any of those. Because if you re size like the image like this you could make, it's like, you know, the text would actually wrap around the image. Um, and then you can apply, like, spacing and stuff like that. Okay, the next thing I want to talk about is if we actually click on the graphic here, you can actually right click and go modify. And you can adjust the spacing underneath of the image case of bottom. You know, you can go like 2.2 or something like that. I'm just gonna press escape eso become here. And that's just kind of write some texts just so that we can kind of see what it looks like . Okay, So, for example, what we're gonna do is when you click this frame and we're gonna delete it now, how I found to set this graphic up is you actually have to set up the graphic beforehand in terms of its spacing before you add in the image again is images or kind of finicky, and you have to make sure you set it up a certain way once you set it up. It's OK is good to go, but it's the initials set up, which is really annoying. So again I'm going to right click on the graphic go modify and let's just say on the bottom we put it to like 0.4, which is a lot. But it's OK. I'm just doing it for demonstration purposes. So I'm gonna press Ault and Z and we're just gonna add in again the first image now. Usually what I do is I always hit enter and I'll drag it in there. Ah, but you can also just drag it to the very, very end of the paragraph. OK, so as you can see, you can actually say the cursor. Okay, so gonna put it to the very, very end off. Let's say this one and just drop it in there now you could see that it automatically added in the caption, and that was from right clicking. So first of all, we select like the frame, or you can just right click on like the image and you just go insert caption Now that was because we set up the auto right. That's where the auto comes in. So if you don't want that, you don't have to have it. But it's just really nice for workflow. But you can see that this spacing in between here, you know, that might be quite a bit of spacing. And if you click on this and if you go graphics go modify. And if we try to adjust the spacing like let's put it like point to go apply, you'll see that it doesn't change. And it's really annoying, cause it's like everything else, all the text and everything. It all does it right away. So for these images and they're gonna press control and see control NZ again, you can see that the caption is now gone. Press control NZ one more time, so let's just walk through that one more time quickly. Okay, so before you add in an image, you want to figure out what spacing you want And then when you add in the image your viewable to see your spacing and once you're happy, just leave it there. So for me, I think a 0.15 is going to be good Gonna apply it press Okay, Press Ault and Tab. Just a branch, this window and I'm just gonna drag it in. So from here, gonna drop it and rate here You said the cursor boom. And I think that spacing is great. And as you can see as the book continues to go down, I'm just gonna highlight this. You know, if you want to add in some text years so it's enter. So again we have our image image 1.1. Awesome image. 1.2 Perfect more images. You would be 1.31 point four. OK, now, if you want to put some writing inside of that image just to further describe that process , what you could do is just click here and you can see that it's image. Okay, so I'm just gonna hit, enter and just say like, Hello, This is the caption for further information. OK, so I'm just gonna actually come up here, click new style, and I'm just going to say image and you and this is kind of annoying of it's just trying to do this. Ah, it's not allowing me to write image in capitals, because watch as soon as I get rid of this image, it goes smaller, so annoying. But anyway, so I'm gonna go image text, okay? And it's hit. Enter. So now what we can do here is if we want the font to be different than this font, because again, this is open Sands, you know, font size nine. Same with this open sans font Size nine. So again is right. Click, go modify. And so I'm just gonna select comfort. Gets a fund. I like a lot. I'm just gonna apply it, and you're gonna see it. Auto updates. Not just like the graphic. No, the graphic is just kind of annoying. But, you know, sometimes you just gotta work with what you're given sometimes. So here I'm gonna press supply and, you know, just the font size, a little bit smaller. The positioning let's make it may 0.7. So, again, that's going to space. The letters might make it a little bit nicer to read, Uh, this critical 0.5. OK, maybe 0.3. Okay. So you know, for example, if you want to that kind of right more stuff now that say we go to image 1.2, if you want to add some text, you can just click right here. It enter, then say yes. This is text, but again, it's right now it's the image we want to be. Image text. Okay, so now the biggest thing again, if we go to the book folder, is inside the book folder, I have it structured like so. Okay, the biggest folder I want you to be concerned about is the book images. Okay. And as you can see, I just put the acronym of the actual file name for the image. I put the chapter and then what image? It is inside that chapter. And just a matter of dragging it into your book. You're organized. You're good to go. And you have awesome books. So again, the software is called share X. You will have to learn it. You know, if you want to get these images another thing just quickly talk about is the quality of your images. Amazon actually has a page in their help manual about images. It's just really important that you have a very high quality images. If you're scanning images, they wanted to be like 300 dp I or higher, because what happens is a lot of our phones and tablets. Now there's so many pixels in there, right? And if we have, you know. So let's say we take, you know, a small image, and we try to resize that image and make it bigger. It's gonna look really blurry. OK, so you can take a big image and shrink it down. But you can't take a small image and make it bigger. Okay, so if you're scanning images, you know, make sure it's like 300 DP I hire. Usually when you're scanning, it gives you the option of like 1 53 100 or 600. It's up to you. But when we go to these tablets and on her phone and stuff, the higher quality image you'll be able to see nice and clear okay, it's just really, really important. Okay, so that's images. Hopefully, you know, you guys make some awesome images in your book and always let me know if you have questions 14. 3-10 - About the Author Completeness: Okay, so our book is pretty much starting to get complete. I just wanna walk through our book, show you what I've done, you know, because when we export it and I'm going to make it, you don't look presentable. So let's just kind of go through it. I also want to talk about the very last pages, such as, you know, the author Page, the Lever Review page and the Acknowledgments page, which we will cover in this video. So let's just scroll down here. So again, this is like the cover page. Uh, we have our copyright with all our kind of random text there. But again, you can add in whatever you want there. If I go to my current book and we can kind of see what I did there. Okay? So in terms of my copyright, I just This is when I wrote, um I put the i ESPN and you'll get this number when you actually create your book on Amazon . A paperback. It actually includes it. Okay. The actual disclaimer just did. That s will go back here. So again, if you want to write in your own your own text there, that's what I wrote. Ah, more books by the author. You know, obviously it would have more completeness, just like such right here again. This is the actual, you know, my real release, Um, and the table of contents If you go to the real one. Eso mind just looks like this for this book. And I also added in this little kind of, uh, Page That kind of gets the reader's mind set before they actually start reading the book. I don't usually include that in most books, but just that particular book, I kind of added it in. Ah, but as you can see, we have our first chapter. We had some fake text. We added an image. We have, like, a little caption down here, Um, a another image. And then we had chapter two, and then I just repeated the same image for above. But right here, what I wrote is notice. It says image 2.1, which means chapter two and the first image. Okay, so everything, like, I've been kind of explaining. So here is the review section. Okay? I just literally copy and pasted this from my official book. Eso You know, the reviews. This is all I wrote, and you won't get this link until the book is actually published, so it's kind of a little bit of a finicky process. So what you have to do is you actually have toe publish your book. Um, so I would actually submit the e book first. Okay, once the e book becomes approved, you can take that link, come back into your file here, put the link in and then resubmit that book with the paper back to OK, so it's kind of a little bit of a finicky process, but you don't even have to leave this either. You can even just say if you leave a review for the book, you don't have to put the link. But by putting the link, you know, it allows the reader to go directly to the link on leave a review if you choose. So it's up to you in this video. I want a more talk about about the author. We're gonna talk about an author page, we will create one ourselves. But before we do that, I want to quickly talk about the acknowledgements because it's a little bit faster. And then we're gonna focus on a boat. The author page. So the acknowledgement is just people who have helped you get to where you are in life, you know, things. You encouragement. You know, in my case, among my dad as well as a buddy named Baby who introduced me to entrepreneurship. You know, starting out my first website with WordPress as well as, um, music production. And he's the one who who introduced me to the FL studio program. Eso huge set out to him. Right? Because if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be where I am. And then I also just have another page that keep learning. And then I discreet um, a male, a 1,000,000 uneven, an online mailing list. That way, people can set up with your email and I can email them whenever I want. If I released a new book or a new course or anything pertaining to, uh, my online business with music production, and I also have a link for my courses. Okay, So let's create our own author page. Okay. So I would come here, and they just see you for this heading. I have it. Ah, heading no table of contents. So again, some of this template stuff is just a little bit old. Um, in the sense of, you know, I may have done things a while back, and I just never changed it because, you know, it looks fine. But if I were to create the template nowadays, I'm a kind of approach it a little bit differently. So what I'm gonna do is come here to the very, very bottom of the page and hit control and enter two times. Okay, so the first time would have put me to the left page. The second time puts me to the right page. So what I'm gonna do is I am going to double click heading No TOC. So that's just the heading that I have for my friend. Back matter. But I think I already created one with you, actually. So watch this afoot. We school all of it to the top. And if I click here, we're going to go to the front back titles. Okay, so that's what I should be selecting for our book. So we'll click that and we will say, um a vote. The author. He could put a colon or whatever you want eso now? I have a couple images. So for myself, with my online business, there's a couple of pictures that I have, like in my favorites, as you can see. And, um, the most popular picture you'll find of me online with these courses. Is this one right here? Ah, but I also have a cut out with a circle. So what we're gonna do is I'm just gonna drag in my image here. Okay? Soldiers dropping. Drag it in now again. As you can see, this image is very, very big. But the image itself I don't believe is what's gonna happen is my face is gonna look, you know, a little bit distorted. Come print time. Okay. So, again, when you are using an image for print, you want to make sure that it's high quality. Uh, this image is it's kind of, you know, kind of medium quality. Ah, but you would want to have a nice, high quality picture that 300 d p I. I will show you that on the Amazon help menu here in a minute. But because it added in this caption, here's a little trick so soon as you add it in if you press control and see it actually removes that caption. Okay? And we're going to just resize this, make it just a little bit smaller. Maybe something like this. Okay, I think that's good. And what I want to do is right. Click on that, align it and go left. Okay. And as you can see, the spacing here is actually already good. So, like, Hello? Um, in front of the view on that, how are you? And we're just going to copy and paste this over and over and over, and we're going to see how it looks. OK, so in case you want to kind of write text like this, So, for example, let's come here and in my about page, it actually takes this content, and we're gonna use it cause it's, you know, like a real world practice kind of thing. So high like this. Okay, so that is kind of what I'm looking for, but you can see if the spacing around the image So what I want to do is I'm gonna right click on that. I'm going to go. Um, I think you can go properties where you can go to the graphic right there. But on the properties here, what we're gonna do is we're gonna go to the rap, and you can see that we can adjust our spacing. So right now it's 0.3. If we go 0.1, and maybe we'll go 0.1 for both of them. Ah, so you're gonna see the spacing is just from the image, the spacing in between the image and the texts All press okay. And there you go again. My about the author. I didn't like this way. And the other one? Ah, but this one. I'm just trying to change it up just to show you that you can do stuff like this, Um, and then for myself, I would say that ways to follow so ways to follow we can make this like both. So I'm hoid on shift and home, OK, that takes it all the toe, the left. And if your cursor was on the left of it, you couldn't hold on shift and hold on end and it goes all over to the right. And I'm just gonna hold on control and be or you could just, you know, use your most highlight it. Go. He's up here. Or as you can see, the shortcut is control. And be so I always just used that kind of stuff and in the front and back. So right here. Maybe this is the perfect option to use our subheading. Perfect. Looks great. Right. So Ah, let's see what I did above. I left my music. I left my courses podcast. And if they want to sign up for their email So all I did for that was I clicked. Just the list right here or again. You guys can select like, a list this way, and it can do that. Which looks pretty cool, actually. So, for example, I went like music. I don't want ah, the subheading text anymore. We can go like the text body. Um, and we could go like music. And, you know, I disco h g p s If it's, ah, secure website. Most websites are nowadays, but you do want to make sure, um because sometimes if you send it to of the wrong link, it would send in air, and I'm just gonna go gratuitous beats dot com. Okay, um, maybe I'm gonna put a dash here instead. Okay. And then here we can make this bold. And if you right click here, you can make it, like, kind of ah, longer dash. So maybe something like that. Now, what we want to do is you can highlight this. I'm just gonna press control and see, or you can right click and copy it. And up here, I believe this is it. So you can insert a hyperlink. Okay, so this could take them directly to, ah, Web page, and we can apply that. So if I do this and press supply, you're going to see that it becomes like that. Now you're going to see that if we click on this right here, it should take you right to the hyperlinks. Um, let's see here. So, Internet Link. Sure, right here. So if we modify this one, I believe that we consiglio this to how we want. So for example, the font Ah, we could make it like, bold and apply it. Okay, so it is working. Perfect. Ah, we could make it like that. Comfort. So which apply? It looks kind of cool. So what we can do here, which I think would be best practice is decree just a character style because I don't think that you can adjust two different paragraph styles on like the same line. So, for example, if we click here and highlight this and I want to style this differently than music, I don't believe that is possible. Except if we were to do, like, a character style. So if I go character styles and if we come here to Internet link, so I'm gonna click it first. And if we right click it, you can go new. So again, it's like the same thing is clicking up here. So we're gonna go new from Internet link, and we're gonna go organizer. We're gonna re label that we're going to say, Ah, front side back and then links or something like that and just hit, apply, and every No, it's it's nested underst underneath the internet link. And let's just say we want to style it just a little bit different again. So again we can come to leave the comfort so comfort. Ah, and we won't fly it, and I'm gonna press. OK, so I'm just gonna come here, highlight this and double click FB links. Okay, so again watch. If I click here, it will be the default style. And if I click here, it's under Internet link. But it's our own custom. So again, let's gonna kind of modify that. Let's make it is both, and we can move the position again. Sometimes I like to spread out the letters just a little bit. Just make it easier to read. Um, that actually didn't tweak it too much. So Focal 0.5. Okay, so let's say something like that. So again we waken do that, we'll do one more will say music when I do appear. So let's just say courses, Okay, So in my case, I, of course, is so I can hold down control and be, um or right now, I don't want to be Okay. So what's happening is I'm looking up top. I see that bold is enabled. I see the underlying is enabled, and I also see that it's highlighted on the F B links. Fulfill, if I start writing right now, I don't want that. Okay? I don't want that. Look, I only want it for the link. So we're gonna come here and double click on the default style and I'm going to go courses or sorry, hold on control and backs based to delete a whole word or you can just kind of backspace like that. But again, I like the shortcuts. So hold on control and backspace it deletes the whole word. Ah, and we're going to hold on control and be to make a bold Okay, I'm gonna write courses, gonna type the dash. And so right now you're going to see that the dash is smaller than the other dash. How you make it bigger is you have to write one letter here and then hit space. Okay, Kind of always that kind of weird quirks. But if you didn't do that, watch this. If I go dash and say, um hello? I keep running with a with a w, but watching my click away, you're going to see that it gives you a little underlined. So you can also right click and you get the choice to make it this one or even longer. But I selected this one, so we're gonna just take this word and delete it. I'm gonna press control and be to remove off the bold, or you can simply click it and we're going to say HD, I'm in capital ox, https and then undersea. It's gratuitous dot com slash courses, and it fits. So I'm gonna actually specifically highlight this and this is where we can again apply a character style. Ah, but if we were to apply a paragraph style again, it has to apply to like that whole line, so FB links. First of all, what's happening is the spacing is because it's justified. Okay, that's kind of one of the cons of justified is sometimes things like this happen. But that's okay. Uh, the biggest thing that's happening here is either Ah, the text is too big for the link. Or we could adjust this specific list to be different. Okay, Like, you know, we can actually ah, adjust the indentation. So, looking into this further, it looks like a list you cannot inherit from other lists. So, for example, you know, let's say we made, like, this title here. Um but you can see in the front back titles and then you can inherit properties from other styles again. Sometimes this these types of Softwares, they have some quirks. Okay, so it doesn't look like you can inherit from lists. So which means that if you want to create a list ah, you would actually have to create a new style and making exactly the same. And then you can adjust it. Okay, So to make it simple, I'm just gonna modify this. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna align it at 0.15 and go apply. So the only annoying thing here is you really can't adjust so much from your actual bullet point to your text. Unless maybe you put your own space in there because I want you to go nothing and reapply Hit. So it's touching rate up to it. So maybe you know you have toe hit enter once or something. So what? I'm just gonna delete this and everything should look better. Um, And again here, we can hit enter once or sorry space once or twice. So you know, you can adjust it that way, but again, it's kind of finicky, right? So that is pretty much our whole book in the sense of structuring our book. You know, adding an image is giving our you know, our styles. Ah, what to be careful of, you know, in this case, that was a good example of where to use, like, a character style. So, you know, we wanted to make this a different font than the other ones, and I just simply created new character underneath Internet links. And there you go, these lists pretty finicky. They usually always are. Ah, but again, just kind of keep tweaking them until you get it to how you want and you're good to go. So that's just more completeness of the book as well as a both the author Page in your side , your butt. 15. 4-1 - Selecting a Font Royalty Free: OK in this video, I want to talk to you. A boat fought selection. Okay, so the font that you choose is very, very important. And And I say that, you know, in terms of style, you know how your book looks and how it feels. But in terms of of licensing and, you know, in terms of law, okay, so when someone creates a font, they give it a license. So whether it's free for personal use, free for commercial use or if you have to pay to use it for commercial use And sometimes even if you pay for commercial use, sometimes that commercial uses only for certain things. Because I know, like, for like, let's say, um, you know, a book or something. Sometimes you actually have to embed that font within a file, and it opens up a whole can of worms. Okay, So for example, you know, if you are, you know, into photo shop and you know you are like your different designs and stuff. This also applies to you, too. And especially as we're writing our book, the font dot com is a very, very popular ah website to find fonts. Right. But as you can see. What does it say right here? Okay, it says free for personal use. So you have to be very, very careful. So if we click that free for personal use, so are all the phones free of charge. So the phones presented on this website are their authors. Property and her either. Freeware shareware demo versions are public domain. The license mentioned above the download button is just an indication. Please look at the read me files in the archives or check the indicated authors website for details and contact him slash her. If in doubt, if no author slush licenses indicated that's because we don't have information, that doesn't mean it's free. Okay, so you have to be very, very careful because, you know, let's see you write a book, lets you publish it. Let's say it blows up. It does good. And then the font off their finds out you use their font on the book cover. Okay, So for your image, or if you used it for, you know, within the actual book, text or whatever, Okay, so you have to protect yourself because you know why use a font where you can be sued, whereas you could just use a font that is free and not get sued. Okay, So open Sands is ah, free Google Font. Okay, Um, and I believe that open Sands is such an awesome font because a lot of I believe that all the letters are consistent in terms of their spacing where sometimes you get some fonts where there's inconsistency between their spacing between, like, letters. Um, I don't remember reading something in here, so it was optimized for a print web and mobile interface. That's reason why I use open sands. It's just a nice, clean, open font. Okay? And you could just select the font. You could just download it or whatever, but again, just read the licensing and see how it works. But if you are going to a website like the font and you just find, like, a beautiful farm like this and you're like, Oh, I'm gonna download and use it, you have to make sure that it is free for commercial use. And when you download it again, it says, read the text file and read the license. Okay. If you want to use a font, you know, you may have to pay for it. So I just want to make this video specifically Ah, for, you know, since we're talking about, you know, choosing your phone for your book, your paragraph style, your chapter headings, etcetera, etcetera. You want to choose a fund that is license free, you know, So that way you can just choose a nice font. In all honesty, open Sands is awesome. But again, if you come to here, there's I believe there's lots of funds. I'm pretty sure the Google funds are all free. Don't take my word for it. You guys can even go like the about ah, and read into again open source. So open source is a beautiful word. I just allows, you know, creativity just to just to flow. Whereas when it's a commercial product, you know, you usually have to pay money behind that product. Ah, but okay. So I just want to make this video in terms of licensing with your fonts. Be careful. Uh, make sure that you are actually able to use that font royalty free. And if you are, then you guys are good to go 16. 4-2 - Kindle Direct Publishing - Manual Overview: OK, in this video, we're gonna be talking a little bit about the manual now and kind of referencing a couple of the things that we talked about, such as images inside of your book. And again, what to be careful of. Okay, So again, how you access this help manual is just goto kdp the amazon dot com or into Google. Just type in KDP Amazon and just come to this link when to come to this landing page. Just click. Learn how easy it is, okay? And you guys will come to this page now on the left. Here. What you want to do is click prepare your book, and then once you cook, prepare your book. You're gonna click format your manuscript and mawr options become available to you. OK, so these are some of the things that you do want to read. Okay, I highly suggest that you read them before you. Actually, you know, get into writing your book into before you actually publish your book. It's just really it's gonna be worth your time. Okay? I can only include so much information inside of this course without it being such a long course as you can see a lot of the videos already have been quite long, but it just because, you know, these are the things that I've discovered over the years, and I want you guys to learn best practices from my mistakes and things that have taken a lot of time. So we're going to look on format images in your e book, and this is going to tell you everything that you need to make high quality images inside your book again. Now that we're dealing with tablets and phones, it's important that the resolution and you know, is high quality. You know, it's it's high. So that way, when they look on, you know, a retina display or whatever that everything is nice and crisp. And it makes you, you know, your brand as well as your book really enjoyable and professional. Okay, so they say. Here we recommend that all images submitted be at least 300 pixels per inch. So again you guys can watch this video. You guys can also watch this video as well. Tips for submitting high resolution images Um, and it's also showing how you can check to see if your images are high resolution. So continuing forward. It also says you can add video and audio files into these books, which I was not aware of. So maybe you can do that. That sounds pretty cool. And then, you know, here we're gonna be getting into, like, the paperback submission. Okay? So, again, I highly suggest you look into this stuff, re through it, watch the videos. Ah, and it's really going to help you through your process. So even as you actually upload this book to Amazon, um, they are They have a gun. Automated check right here. And they'll tell you if you have any spelling errors or anything that, like, obviously, you want to make sure that when your book is exported that you send it off to an editor, you know that you have it could be like your mom could be your dad. You know, whoever friend, you just gonna make sure that you have someone else read the manuscript. Uh, you know, because maybe, you know, spellcheck can only help so much sometimes even just the way how you worded something. Every word is spelt correctly, but the sentence itself may not make sense, right? 17. 4-3 - Kindle Direct Publishing - Submission Guidelines: there is a difference between the e book and the paperback. I typically, you know, really focused more on the paper back because the e book is easy to work off of. Ah, where is the paperback? If you do not align it properly and get it set up Ah, then it's not gonna look good in your paper back. So your paperback is the most important. And then the e book is easy to create off of that paper back. So when we re in the e book manuscript, I believe that there was, ah, section for images and stuff like that. See, format images in your e book. Uh, and you know, they talked about what we talked about. Ah, but when I clicked on the paperback, there's also a format, your images for paperback, and this one actually goes a little bit more in depth. So, for example, how to create high high resolution How do you create high resolution images? So insert images at their original size? Okay, you can also check like your device settings such as like under camera. Make sure that you've have selected high quality on your camera before you take the picture , Turn off image compression. So what? What compression does? Is it all the similar things in a picture? It kind of puts them all together. And, um, it reduces the file size at the, um, you know, but you also lose quality, but sometimes you don't lose quality. That's noticeable. But when it comes to print and stuff, you want that high quality, Okay, It even talks about all these different things which are common issues on, you know, things that can happen. So going forward, we will talk about the paperback fonts. So what is the minimum size font? Okay, so it says, you know, size seven again. I put the nine. So when I looked at this for my first book, I'm pretty sure I saw that. And I was like, Oh, well, I'm gonna put it to eight. And I even thought eight was pretty small of myself again when I, uh when I decided to do, uh So again, this one was eight. I thought the text a little bit small. I started to do nine, and I was much happier. Uh, just from like a readability standpoint. Can I use Fonso? Find online? Eso again. You I would read through this again. Obtain a license. Okay. Ah, some funds are low qualities. And so what that means is sometimes these, uh, forints, they don't align. Okay, so that's reason why I selected that. Open Sands is because again, it was created specifically for print for magazines, for all this type of stuff. So every single word is very consistent in its spacing. Where, sir, every single letter is Ah. Whereas some funds, you know, some of them might be, um, you know, wider than others. And it could make the words like, weird. Another thing to talk about is, like the bar codes and stuff like that. Once we get into, um, you know, creating our actual artwork, you could see that there's, like, a barcode. So in my artwork, what I did was I just left a space here, which they share in their actual, um, template. So again, the minimum font size is seven again. I like nine. I think it looks really good. Uh, the images you want that 300 dp ir or higher? Ah, when you are scanning or taking pictures, that's really important for that stuff. Ah, When you take a screenshot. Whatever the screen resolution is, it is what it is for your images. Okay. Ah, but for example, if the page count, so we'll calculate your page count based on your manuscript file. So when we actually export our file on, we submit it to Amazon, it's going to tell us, you know, the amount of pages that's in that file. So they already know all this stuff when we submit. Okay, they they will not allow you to submit a book, which is going to have problems like they'll even email you saying that there's an issue here. Okay, They want to make sure that their brand is protected as well. The minimum page counts 24 pages, and the maximum page count depends on ink on paper and trim size options and see the table below. So, for example, in the five by eight, which is what we have, you can see it's 100 and 28 in the black and white paper. There's also the, uh, black and cream paper, and there's also the color and white paper. Okay, so I'll break that down for you once we get to that inside of the publishing. But, you know, as you can see, it's pretty much all the same page amount. But if we were to compare the five by eight versus the six by nine, you know you would be able to fit more words inside that six by nine. But you still have the same amount of pages again. We talk about all our alignment. Okay, This is kind of a page where everything is all in one. 18. 5-1 - Book Cover Walk Through: OK, in this video, we're gonna do a little walk through of what Amazon is telling us for our artwork for our book cover. Okay, so now there's gonna be two sections. There's going to be one for the e book. As you can see right here, there's also one for the paperback. So they have a little software called the cover Creator. It allows you to upload your own image, and you can create a cover rate through their software. It's up to you. I personally would suggest either hiring it out or I would just create it yourself. Okay, so let's just say you have Photoshopped and you have some skills with photo shop and you want to do it yourself. I'm gonna walk you through how I would do it now by no means of my awesome at photo shop. But I know enough to kind of again kind of create results like you see here, right? You know. So I've designed this like it's nothing special, right? There's nothing crazy, but at issues like a background image, added some text. Um, and that's the Leo. You know, it's just a matter of kind of finding the colors and then again on the back to Ah, I just kind of slipped selected, just like the different colors. Okay, So again, you guys do whatever you want, but if you do want that professional result, there are tons of people that you can hire to create these books for. You know, the book covers for you. So if you're gonna be creating an e book cover again, you can come here to the manual, go through each of these things, but we will cover them just quickly. So for the file types, it says JPEG or this t i f f file format. I've never used that myself. I would just go, J peg. And then they say that they apply additional compression. Two images, one displaying them on the website. But when you know, for best results, you want to upload it with, like, little to no compression. Okay. Ah, for the dimensions. Okay, so this is something important to really understand. So it says the ideal size of your e book cover art is a height to width ratio of 1.621 So that means for every 1000 pixels in width. Ah, the image should be 1600 pixels in height To ensure the best quality for image. Particularly particularly on high definition devices. The height of the image should be at least 2500 pixels. So ideal dimensions for cover files are, uh, 2560 by 1600 pixels. Okay, so that's what will you will use for our artwork. We talk about size. Okay, so it says less than fit less than 50 megabytes and that it should be that 300 of p p. I Okay, in terms of color, it talks about you on RGB. You do not want the c m y que or the s RGB color profile. Okay. You want the RGB? Let's go to the paperback cover resources. Okay. So again, I do suggest that you guys look this stuff over. So after you click that, you're gonna click right here, which is right under it, because it's in your best interest to read this, to understand it before you actually commit, You know, the things I'm telling you, you know, they may change, so make sure you read the manual. It's gonna help you. Okay, so when we actually export our book into paper format to paperback. Ah, you actually exported into a pdf file. Okay. And includes the back cover, the spine and the front cover. Okay, so again, uh, we have the front cover, we have that cover, and then this spine, okay. And then it also includes the bar code if you do not have one. So if we just continue here, So setting your cover size. Okay, so it says download, cover template, which we will look at here in a second. Okay. I'll show you how to walk through that. So you know you have your back cover. Here's the barcode. You're gonna have your spine. You're gonna have your front cover. Ah, formatting your cover. So you want to add some bleed? So what that means is so when actually prints your book, There is, um I think that goes over what's being trimmed. And therefore, it looks nice. Professional. Okay, um, I'll show you that when we get into the template. Okay for adding text when we actually download our template, which looks very, very similar to this. What it's saying is like, you know, you kind of want to stay away from the edges and just play it safe. You know, we just kind of stay inside was called the safe zone as the trim zonas. Well, okay, so that's reason why we have the bleed is because it trims and your end result looks, You know, it looks professional, but you want to stay within the state the safe zone for especially crucial text. Okay, so something like, you know, your actual book cover. Okay, So, for example, like if we're talking, um, right here, like the actual title, you know, you want to make sure that you are safe. Ah, but let's say sometimes, you know, some people do designs were like, you know, there's writing, all look in the background. You know, that stuff doesn't matter cause if it gets cut off, whatever. Well, that was intentional. But you know, your main texts, such as your actual title. Ah, the subtitle. You're author Name? Very, very important to get that right. Right. So you want to stay inside that safe zone again? It talks about like the barcode. Okay. So you can include your own barcode. OK? Which means that let's say you have had this book for a while, and you have your own bar code. You know, you can add it in, um, but if you do not have your own bar code, they will place an eye ESPN a barcode and it, you know, they're showing the dimensions right here. But it shows that all within the template, so no worries. Okay. You don't have to stress her to think that the actual process is pretty straightforward. Okay, again, the actual color color requirements. And, ah, it gives you a prepublication checklist. So such as, like your pdf and stuff like that. So when we go for the e book, it's Ah J peg. Okay, just a just a regular image that you're gonna upload when we go for the paperback. It isn't. Pdf. And again, if we take a look at my book here, OK, so we're going to go to the cover eso this one is Ah, the FL Studio Beginners book. Okay, So instead of you were going to go, uh, preview, I believe one sec. We're gonna make this little little bigger so we could see it better. So, as you can see, it's a J peg, so dot J p G. And then if we ah, click on the pdf here, you're going to see that it has, uh, both the front and the back. So dragged this make it bigger so we could see it nice and good. So this is Ah, what I've done for this one. A c could see, you know, just like the color difference. But as you can see, if the pdf format 19. 5-2 - Selecting the KDP Paperback Template: OK, in this video, we are going to download our template. Okay, As well as look at just a few other things. Just a little bit more before we actually get into photo shop. Okay, so on our actual template. So what we want to do is you want to select a trim size. We selected five by a. Okay. And let's say our page count is 120 okay? And how you know that is inside of your actual book. Ah, you can see that down here. Uh, you know, we're on page six of 21. For example, if we go to my other book here, you can see that it was 71 pages, so I would write 71 into Ah, this template. Okay. Now, another thing you want to look into is the paper color. Okay, Now, here's a cool little trick. Let's say I want to keep this tab open. You can right click and go duplicate tab. Okay. So, you know, I still want both tabs open, but I want to go somewhere else. Ah, And up here, what we're going to be searching is you can search the paper color okay. So I can even just call control and see and copy that, or right click and copy. We're gonna come to one of these tabs that have duplicated because we want to actually search something now. And I'm gonna right click and paste it in there and we can search. Uh, help here. Now, another cool trick is if you want to open up different tabs, you can right click and go, uh, open new tab. Or you could hold down control and click. And as you can see, the new tabs are opening up top. Okay, so just these shortcuts are really powerful as your, you know, flowing writing your book and just doing things online. So we have the cream paper, we have the white paper and then the white paper. So it's a black ink and cream black ink, white color ink and white. Okay, so I'll break that down for you in just a moment here, if we can, if we continue down. So now we're into our trim size. Let's just quickly talk about the colors in terms of your actual page color and your ink so you can see that we can select black ink on white paper, black ink on cream paper or color ink on white paper. Now, if you have images inside your book, you want to make sure that you are selecting color ink because if you don't, your images are not gonna be in color, which is the whole point of images, unless you have specifically have black and white images. But for the most part, you know, if you're doing like a kind of tutorial kind of book, well, you're gonna want color images, right? So let's just look at my books here quickly, and I'm just gonna show you. OK, so this book here is actually the black ink with white paper. Okay, so it just looks like this. This one here is the color pink with white paper, and just to kind of give you a comparison. So this is the cream. So this is the black ink with cream paper, and this is the color ink with, ah white paper. So, for example, if we go too, like an image here, so, you know, I personally kind of like the white. It kind of looks a little bit fresher, but something like this feels more like a novel, like, you know, like back when you're in school. And you had to read a book for school, whatever. Many times it was like on this kind of paper. Ah, but it's totally up to you. So let's just say our book has 120 pages, Okay? So I'm going to select this, and we are going to go, um, color case because, well, let's say we have images and we want to download our cover template. Now, this is what we will use, uh, inside of our book. Okay, So for our paperback now, we don't need this for our actual e book. We just need it for the paper bag. So it's up to you on which one you want to select. Um, they're both gonna do the same thing. 20. 5-3 - Designing Our eBook Cover: Okay, so we're first going to start with our e book cover, and then we're going to get into our paperback. So the first thing I want to do is we're gonna go back to Amazon here. I just want to come back here and click on dimensions because we want to have this resolution. So I'm just gonna highlight this right here. And I believe this one is the height, because if you look up closer up here so again, it's a height toe width ratio. Okay, so the height is more thin. The wit it's 1.6 to 1 on that means for every 1000 pixels, and with it should be 1600 pixels in height. Okay, so what I'm saying is this is the height, and this is the with. So we're going to go to photo shop here and in the height, I'm just gonna go control V, and we're going to come back here and highlight uh, the 1600 and right click. Copy it and we will pace that into the width. Kay. Now, in our resolution, we want this to be 300 okay? And I think everything there is good I can create. And so this is gonna be our book. So now, when it comes to my books, I've always kind of just done, you know, images. So, for example, you know, if we look into the background comic full screen, we're looking at the background, you know, this is actually my studio, you know, I took a picture. There's, like my speaker. There is Ah, headphones on like a little mixer. I like my keyboard over there. Over here. This is like my keyboard as well. I just took a picture of these. What's called drum pads. Very popular in, like samplers. And here I just took a picture of my speaker get. And then in my more recent books, I just kind of started to use this image more. Just kind of looks kind of cool, and I'm kind of creating like a Siri's behind it. Okay, so with that said, what I'm gonna do is I actually have ah bunch of images that I have saved over the years of just kind of different things in my studio, and I can kind of use them in, like, different blawg posts, but I'm gonna go with this one right here. Okay, So if we right click in it right click on angle properties. Ah, we go to details and we can see more information on that image. See, it's only 180 dp I So I could have done this in higher resolution. I took the picture. But in all honesty, I believe that my book covers, You know, they're not the nice systems in a sense of, like, super high quality, but they're pretty. They're pretty nice, like, especially for someone like me, An amateur photo shop user. I think they turned out nice. However, looking back on this, you know, on my camera setting, I could have selected it. So I took a higher quality picture. You know, more resolution higher dp i but to keep it simple, let's just drop and drag this image into our book. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna present V. It allows it to select. Okay, that's the short cut up here. So it's the move tool shortcuts, V. So if I were to click right now, I'm on this Ah, polygon tool. So if I click, it's gonna it pops this little window up and it says to create, You know, this polity gone. I want to move this. Okay, so I have freedom now, in order to resize things, you press control and t OK, and you can highlight and you can just drag however you want. But as you can see, we're messing with the aspect ratio, which is what we don't want so again, and press control and t some holding on shift and it locks into place. K keeps it consistent. If you hold on adult with it, it grows at the same time. Okay, so I'm gonna do something like this. And, you know, I know I'm re sizing this image to make it bigger, which is bad because, you know, it's making it grow unnecessarily, and we're gonna cannot drag it very similar to what I've done in my books. So maybe something like this and what I'm gonna do is I'm going to actually drag it smaller because it's going to keep the resolution looking nicer, right? It will make it look crisper on the book. And we're just kind of dragged that back something like this. So that's kind of what I did for my books. something around there and I was gonna hit enter. And that is what the cover so far is gonna look like for the book. Now, a really powerful trick that you could be doing for your artwork is you can kind of blur the background. And when you blur the background, it makes text stand a lot better. So what you wanna do for that is he will filters. And up here there's like the Blur. And again, I'm very, very amateur user of photo shop. So, you know, if you look online at different tutorials, you'll find a lot of cool things that people do all the time. So we could go even, just do it suddenly, such as, like just a little bit. So I will go. OK, let's zoom in on that to zoom in you press control and zero and just brings it full screen . And if I enable that one more time, you can see it goes just a little bit blurry. OK? And now what I want to do is I'm going to click the text here and let's just say the name in our book is FL Studio and we can enter and books, Okay. And I'm gonna go check Mark. We can press control and t to resize it and move it at the same time, I'm gonna be holding down Shift and Ault, and that way it re sizes them both at the same time. Now, I don't have to use this font like, right now. This looks pretty amateur, honestly, but we're gonna keep going with it now, on your book, on your text here. So these are what's called layers. And, you know, if you use anything like any of these kind of software Ah, what happens is if I put it underneath, you know what's happening is the images over top of the text, so we can't see the text. So it kind of works by a layer based kind of thing. So the first thing, let's select a cooler font. Okay, Something like, uh, let's see. And again here. You do want to be selecting something that is that royalty stuff. You don't want to be using some font that is causing you problems. Um, let's just look at a couple of my phones that I have here. This one's pretty cool black coat. I use this one, actually, on this book say spots. So as you can see, it's kind of the same font looks really cool. What we're gonna do is we're gonna add a layer onto this book here, and this is really cool for creating different dynamic to the book. And you can even add in these I forget where these are called, that you can apply them and it makes, uh, just different sections of the image kind of pop and stuff like that. Okay, so what I'm gonna do is this is like your shape tool. If you click and hold on it, you can select, you know, Ah, circle, align, custom shapes. We're just gonna go with the rectangle, and I'm literally just going to click and drag and drag the whole thing that I'm gonna press control and t and we're just going to drag it just so it locks in. Okay, this is the actual size of the book, and I'm gonna hit enter. Okay, now watch. You can just simply use opacity and just kind of dial it back a little bit, and it's like, yeah, looks OK. Kind of looked washed out. But here's where the really powerful stuff comes in, is right here, so dissolve in order to dissolve You actually have to lower the opacity and it looks like that color burn or ah, all these different ones so lightened might be cool and we will just bring it down. Ah, keep working on this. So maybe we will select a different color for this, uh, rectangle. Maybe we'll make it like a red Ah, kind of aggressive. But again, we will just kind of change the difference. The more a passage e Ah, let's go for like, a kind of purplish around here or something. So that's actually not too bad for this blur. Let's increase it. Let's just say five, OK? And so what we will do is we will add some more text. I'm going to add some more text right here for the point. Let's say we put it to, like, let's say 50. So I'm just going to say something like, uh, so Ethel Studio book. So learned music production with best practices. So I know it looks kind of weird right now, but we are going to fix that after we hit the check mark here. Okay, so The first thing I want to do is just kind of give it a different font. Okay, Maybe something like, uh, this one are font size. We're actually gonna make that quite a bit smaller. There's also character. Okay, so each of these different tabs give you different flexibility on what you want to do. And also, what's happening is the texas underneath the layer. Okay, so we will drag this over and also the height. Okay, so I'm just going to drag this like this, and I'll get closer. Okay, So this video is just gonna kind of be back and forth like this kind of stuff. Okay, again, I'm just gonna click away. Ah, we're gonna hit control on zero and make it look nice and big. So what I'm gonna do is I'm actually gonna clicking here. Hit backspace, hit, enter Hit, end hit, Delete. So with comes up and ah, yes, but one space in there and I'm just gonna do it more like that is gonna make it just a little bit better. Um, let's see. Coming. It is bold. Gonna maybe drag it down a little bit. The next thing we're gonna do is we're just gonna create a little author section, and what I do for that is again, I'm just going to create the shape tool. Just kind of drag something here. And this is all I did for my books. Okay, so no me will make. It was a little bit bigger. Something like that. Okay, it enter. Ah, pretty gross colors. You know, they're pretty aggressive. I usually spend quite a bit of time just kind of playing around and Ah, finding something that kind of works for the book. Okay, so I've just selected that, and now we will create another text layer. You just click on the text and just click here, and I'm just gonna write my name. So Riley well, there, okay? And hit. Check Mark. Now, I'm not concerned in the sense of using all the same font and stuff right now. I'm just kind of just kind of rushing through this quickly so that we can style this the way we want K in terms of color in terms of all that stuff. Okay, So for our font down here, let's give us something kind of nicer. Uh, make it not bold. Maybe I tell a kit. Give this looks pretty amateur case. We're just gonna drag this down. Let's kind of give it a ah white color. So we local color Google white, and we can give it, like, a backdrop. Guess so. Here is like your effects, so each layer you can add on effects. So here is, uh, Riley for Riley weather. Just click here. We're going to go a drop shadow. Okay, So too much. Ah, but our size we can come all the way down and our distance sometimes if you click here and use the arrow keys, like up and down, just makes it a little bit easier to work with. So something like that. Ah, this spread the arrow key again. I'm just doing and size. And once you have it, which you know where you want, you can even a just like the opacity kind of dial it back just a little bit. The distance will bring back just a bit. That's not too bad. Okay, The actual font I really don't like, um I have this farm which I actually purchased myself. And it's like this. So as you can see, this is like a really cool font. Right? Fonts really do make the difference. So we will resize that and again you can even a just like the words in between. Or I started actual letters. So let's just say we put that to let's say to 20 hit. Enter. I'm gonna click here in controlling t again. Just resize it just a little bit. Okay? Okay. So now let's work on this one. This one looks pretty gross. Honestly, we're going to go white color, OK? And again we can, I think if you hold on Ault and Click, you can drop and drag the same effect on okay, so you can keep it consistent. And this way, when I'm on here, um, we can be way more aggressive with it because it's it's on the actual, uh, book. Right? So for the size, we could do something like this, spread it. Okay, Let's choose a different form for that. It's a pretty thin fund, unless, you know, unless I would want to maybe make it bigger. But we don't want to take too much from the actual title of the book. So right now again, that yellow is pretty, pretty gross looking to Ah, but let's see what we can dio health if it's not too bad. Alphabet kind of seems more like a You know, this kind of seems were like a book fund. Um, enter. And in terms of this, the actual spacing on the lines will increase that just a little bit. And our drop shadow just double click on it. Uh, that's gonna decrease it a little bit and increase our distance. And Okay, so I think that's looking not bad. This text up here, we gotta do something about it. That's kind of weird. It went bold there. Okay, so fl studio book and let's see what we can do. I kind of always try to create, like, an off color of what's going on inside the book. Like, you know, it was a different colors. That's not too bad. I kind of like that green with the purple. This yellow is kind of throwing it off, in my opinion, um, so I'm just gonna go to properties, Come here. You can create a custom color and ah, let's just see, we will maybe make it a little bit brighter. And if you just a little bit more yellow. That's okay. And then on the Riley Weller for the author, I will just maybe make this darker. Okay, so you see everything. It's all just kind of trial and air for me with this stuff. And I finally just kind of all of a sudden, like, OK, I got it. Um, the distance will bring back a bit, so it looks good. And let's say we bring the opacity down just a little bit. Okay? So let's say we like that. Okay? In addition, we can also create a stroke. So, like a border around the text. So obviously, that's super extreme. We do not need it like that. Ah, we do not need the blend mode to be divide. Ah, and the color. That's maybe make it like a block. Okay. But you'll see Right now, it's 32 pixels, so that's why it's so big. But if we do something like this, that might not be too bad. Uh, let's see the opacity if we're gonna lower it a little bit, that's looking kind of cool, like it's just different from my for my other books. So, for example, if we look like Mother Books I've kind of had it like this, You know? That's like, what? What mine looked like, You know, that's that's what I did. Ah, but again, I'm just kind of going through this nice and quick with you, but this doesn't look too bad. It kind of looks like a funky book. Ah, and it's almost like a type of book where you can create like that. Siri's behind just like I'm talking about. Um, so let's just say we like that, uh, the drop shadow. Let's maybe a little more aggressive on that. That's pretty cool, actually. Honestly, Um, okay, I'm gonna press OK, so I like that now. The only problem is the actual FL studio book. I think it looks still pretty gross. The color kind of suits it. It kind of just, like, stands out in a weird way on. All we have to do is again weaken holding on ALTs and clicking and dragging, putting the stroke on in the drop shadow. And now we will be my more aggressive on this one. Okay. We can even do something like a radiant. So on the drop shadow, that's kind of ah, make it more like that it's increased, like the size or certainly likely spread in this size is a little bit. And we can kind of reduced capacity just a little bit on the stroke, on and off this make the opacity all the way, and we can maybe do something like white. Okay, so that might be a little bit weird. Ah, position inside again. See, you can play with all this different stuff. Um, maybe a bit aggressive. So outside. Um, let's press. Okay, let's try a different fonts. This fl studio book, this is literally what I do. I don't. I just go and just try different things over and over and over. Sometimes some of these phones are cool. Ah, for example, like, if I have the lower case Oh, which is this one, or if I go upper case so you could see it doesn't have that underline. So let's write that again. So I'm gonna take everything in capital, so fl studio book. Okay. We'll do something like that. Ah, press v and then controlling t. We'll re size that recently this and then hit enter. And this it can just come up right here or something. Okay, and I'm just gonna hit enter to that. Okay, so I'm just gonna leave it like this, but you can kind of see what you can do when you do stuff like this, even if you want to. Um So, for example, I just like another layer here just by kind of dragging like a rectangle like up here and start. It means So I'm gonna press control in tea, and you can resize it. And again if we give this look like a different color, like I let's say, um, maybe, like a light blue or something. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to again select Just, let's say, an overlay. If we apply some blur to this. So I will go filter blur. And I'm not sure if this is gonna work. This is a last try kind of thing. So I'm gonna cover it too. Smart, object and weaken. Blur it quite a bit. Ah, enter And let's just say we drag this, uh, for the full book, okay? And I might kind of give it just like a cool little look. So control and zero. And now what you can do is you just adjust like the opacity, and you can kind of blend in these layers. And it might look a little cooler than ah, without case. This is with it, and then you can you can remove the lair, so kind of maybe just brightens it a little bitter or something. Okay, this is kind of dial it down just a little bit more. Maybe 25. Okay, so let's just say we're happy. So we're gonna leave it as it is in our next video. We're going to bring in that template. We're going to create a new project, and then we're gonna use this book to add into our paperback. 21. 5-4 - Amazon Kindle Paperback Cover Image: Okay, We have come a far away to getting this book to be ready. I'm just gonna press control and zero make it full screen, and I'm just going to save this. Okay? So on my desktop, what I would do is I would actually create a folder. And in this case, the book is called FL Studio Book. Okay, we're gonna enter this and then I'm gonna hit control shift and end. That's how you can create a new folder. That's the shortcut. If you don't know how to do that, you could right click and go new and then folder, Okay. And then I do the same thing. So again, if you want to rename this right click rename But I like to use a short cut, So gonna click on it and f two and I go f l studio book. Okay. Used the acronym, and I'm going to say cover hit, enter, hit. Enter again. And now, right here. I'm gonna say f l studio book cover. Okay. And I enter. Uh, it asks me if I want to maximize compatibility on to say Sure. And so now we have actually saved our fl studio e book cover. Okay, Now we actually have to create another project just for the paperback. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm not going to go new or anything like that. I'm actually just gonna drag this file into a new look, a new tab. So if I would actually drop it here, it's just gonna add it into R E Book. But we will actually want to create a new tab. Okay, So if I drop here, So I currently just save that e book on my desktop, we will see that we have FL studio book, okay? And inside of FL Studio book, and we can actually drag this cover in. Okay? And you're going to see that we can just drag it over. And this would be her actual book. Okay, Now we have to do some more things to get it. Exactly how we want. Let's save this in case you know, anything happens, and I'm just going to click on this once. The reason why I do that is so I don't have to re type fl studio. Uh, you know all that stuff and was gonna write paper back. Okay, so now we know the difference that the cover is like e book for the cover. You could even write e book. Okay. And then Ah, this is the paper back. Okay, So what we want to do is we want to create a layer that is a rectangle. Okay, so I just come here, click and drag, and I just drag with the whole book, okay? And I was gonna hit enter and we will bring it down one. And what we can do is where you can lower like the opacity, just a little bit. That way, we can still see everything. I'm gonna press control and t and we're just gonna lock it all in, make sure it's all the same. Size came now. What they were saying was it's called like the bleed. OK, so as you can see, if we read what they're telling us. So the black dotted line is the trim size. This is where your book will be cut to produce the final trim size, which means that that this, um preparation. So the actual black dotted line is your actual size of your book. Ah, and then the blue dotted line is the spine fold so that that's just in there. The white area is the safe area, and in the red area is kind of like you wanna That's not the safe zone. So anything inside of the white area that is the safe zone in anything outside of this preparation. So the black dotted line that is right, the bleed so that the cut looks still nice and professional. Okay. Which is why I have dragged our super gross the color here, uh, all the way to the outside of the book. So that would be what it is. Okay. But I'm just gonna leave it like are actually the way to do it is to put the background above. Okay, so you have to unlock it, and I'm gonna bring it up to just one, and we can actually layer lower the opacity of this, okay? And we can put the actual cover back in, and if we zoom in here and on the cover, I'm just gonna lower the opacity here as well. And you can see that our actual cover is a little bit too big. OK, so I can actually just, uh, maybe resize this. We just drag it over. Now, I know this isn't best practice. You know, usually you want everything to be perfect aspect ratio, but it's the easiest thing to do. And your book still does look pretty good. Uh, now are actual text. Might be a little bit too big. OK, so for example, if we look at our, um, at her fl studio, you know, the O is just on the edge of that red, as you can see. So if I, uh, increase the capacity of this and lower the opacity of this on, you can see that the O is kind of just on the outside, so really, I can kind of make that a little bit smaller. In addition, if you look down here and my author name, you can see that the wise being cut off. So I'm going to share with you how we can fix that and how we can make it nice and easy. But first of all, let's just focus on our back on the back cover. We're gonna just do some texts that we want a style. Ah, you could see that the actual barcode is there. Ah, so let's just walk through that first. Okay, so the layer here, let's just bring down the opacity. And we are actually going to write with some text. And let's just say we give ourselves a little header. So obviously we do. You don't need it at that size. Um, actually, I think one sec we can actually just click and drag right here, which is a lot better. Okay, so let's just say ah learned fl studio and make that smaller Still, Are you actually the highlight it. So the easiest way is just hit the check Mark. Ah, hit control and tea and weaken. Holding down shift and all and clicking. And we can kind of bring it in something like that. Okay, uh, I'm gonna enter. Let's just make it a nice, easy to read font. Such as, like open Sands. And I'm gonna go open. Sounds regular. Okay. Looks kind of gross, actually, but ah, cool character. Let's make it. Ah white. Okay. And hit. OK at both. Maybe the actual words we will make Michael 50. That might not be too bad. So that is the title there. Uh, if you click on the text here again or the shortcut is t uh, You can actually click and drag the area where you want the text to be. So let's just say we want our text to go no more than this, Okay? Ah, about that. Ah, go left a line. And I'm just going to say hello just to add the text in, uh, but on her actual size, we're gonna lower that quite a bit. We will go something like, let's say 15. I think that might be good. Okay, so I know we can't read it very well yet. Um, but that is OK, because if I do this, okay, so now we can kind of read a little bit. Better not to say we want this color. I just do it just as it has a little template for now. Now you can press tea and just click anywhere on the word, and you can actually keep editing that text. Okay? So just to keep it simple, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab some Laura, um Epsom again. You know, you can click any of these websites what everyone you want. I will click this one and we will go copy, okay? And we will come back to photo shop. Click here, Chris. Control in a highly everything control and V to paste everything so you can see that the actual height in between our lines is very, very extreme. Um, let's just hit the check, Mark, and I'm going to do this, okay? And this should fix it. Yes. So you see, everything is getting better. So again, sometimes in every single piece of software, there's always some quirks. And, you know, really, I'm probably doing things awkwardly. Eso We're gonna click here. Let's just drag this like this. Ah, Okay, so that is all over font rate there. Now, I'm gonna actually add in an image of myself, and this is what I do of I'll show you in the back of my book. Okay? So again, we look at the back cover and this is all I've done but an image of myself. That's the bar code that they have shown us. And then I put a little bit of a about the author. Okay, Something like this might be easier to see. OK, so that is how I have laid out my book and we'll check out this one as well, so it's just all about creating a template. As you can see, we created a template for actually writing the book. For the most part, I create a template for this artwork. The reason why you can't create a perfect template is because again, you know, on the actual however many pages are inside. That book is going to change the layout just a little bit. So I for the most part, I pretty much copy and paste over and then I just adjust. But as you can see, super easy if you create a template. Right. So I'm gonna add in that same image, which is just right here, I'm just gonna click and drop and drag it rate indie here, So I know it's really big, but we're going to actually hold on shift and Ault drag it down a little bit and we will crop it in a second here. Okay, Now, to crop this image again, I don't know, photo shop super well, but I just do it this way. So I click this little slut tool up here The rectangular marquee tool on view, click and hold. You can select different things, K so I'm just gonna try and select. You know what I want from me here. And let's just say we want that. I think that's good. Okay, so I press control and see in controlling V, and you can see it created a new layer. I'm just gonna remove the big one. And let's just say I'm happy with that just to keep this simple. Okay, so, uh, just impressive. E click on it. And I'm just going to kind of center it over top of that barcode. I actually do bring out rulers and stuff. So if you go to, uh, is it Windows or view yet? Rulers. Okay, so we click on rulers or control R, and you can actually drag from the side here. And you can really, you know, find where center is. Okay, Um, you know what effect did to dead center? It actually locks in right there, right on the spine k. So first controlling are just remove him, and I'm just gonna keep this simple, but I would actually bring out rulers and I find out you know what is symmetrical, what's even and keep it that way because it makes it look better right. Ah, for this font. Let's go down one Let's just say for 14 ago 14. Okay. Ah, for me. What I did as actually put, um, we'll get rid of this, actually put a little border around myself. Uh, we will go here and it's called Stroke. And you know, something like that is probably pretty aggressive. Something like that. I think I did on my books. We'll leave it like that again If we bring this back in. You can always reference where that barcode is, right? Ah, Finally, what I will do is I will click some more text and good to say about the author. Okay, check it here and come here and I'll say, um, let's just copy this text, okay? Or make it nice and easy for us. But, you know, obviously you're going to write something about you. We can actually click and drag the area that we want to write in, OK, And we can go all the way to the bottom. Okay, So something just like this and we can paste it in now. This phone here I made quite a bit smaller, but first of all, I'm gonna accept it and that here we can go quite a bit smaller. Such as so as you can see, we had way too much font in there. Um, come here, press control shift and end. It highlights at all. We will delete it, and we will do something like that. We can make it italic if you choose so and again Right now, it looks really harsh on the eyes. But again, that's just because the layer is there. Um, and let's put the cover at full capacity as well. So let's change this background color is pretty aggressive. Honestly. Ah, well, properties. And we just kind of dial it down just a little bit. Maybe we could go something like this again. I kind of want, like, more like a darker color. That's not too bad. It's OK again. It's a bit aggressive. Still, we could maybe kind of lighten it up just a little bit over here. Not too bad. Okay, so you know, now what? I'm looking at this just in terms of the layout and the structure, you know, I'm looking at my author name, you know, I'm gonna make sure I want to line that up and you know, this is the benefit of, like, photo shop. You know, it's just nice and easy. Everything all lines up. Um, again, we're at this back on, uh, maybe right here. Maybe this is a little bit far down now for myself. What I would would like to do is our hit tea and go into the text, and we can actually adjust. You know how far that text can go. And, you know, I would like to line it up. Something like that. You bring it up just a little bit. Um, I will just accept it. Let's make the farm again. Just one size. Smaller. So under character. Let's just go one. Okay, maybe who make it 12 and we will increase it to maybe, like, 75. You know, that's kind of cool. What's really throwing this off is learn fl studio much. This MOOC become a pro at music. Let's just say you know something like that. And we can kind of just adjust it to however we want, you know, maybe make it a little bit smaller, bringing up just to death. Now again, if we reference are actual layer, you can see that all of our text is inside the safe area, right? We're all in the white, so this is all gonna turn out perfect. It's gonna look great. Have a bar code. Um, Now, depending on your book, however many pages are in there. Uh, you have to make sure that you are allowed to add the spine text. Uh, if you are not allowed and you try to, they will actually reject it. Okay, so I think that's pretty much it for our book, except for just our cover here So we can see that the Y from Riley Weller is being, um it will be chopped off, which is which will look very, very unprofessional. So what I'm gonna do is we're gonna go back to our cover, and this is where this is really powerful. So, first of all, it's click on the FL studio. Let's make this just a little bit smaller. Just so we're not at the edges, Okay? Just the tiniest bit. This we could make this. This is a little bit smaller as well, just so that our title actually stands out. Okay. Now, what I'm gonna do is this I am going to hide it. I am going to save this project. And then I'm also going to copy this layer with control and see OK, or you can just right click and go copy. Later. Okay. Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go back into this paperback project, and then in this actual e book, I'm going to right click on it, and we can actually, um, replace the contents. Okay. We want to select the cover. Okay, That's the e book. And you're going to see that the efforts to your book became smaller and the actual author name is gone, which is okay, because what we're gonna do is we're gonna add in our own author name. And because when we were on this image, I copied the layer. I'm gonna come here. I'm gonna pace that layer in. Okay, there it is. So I'm just gonna drag it in myself, okay? And now we know that we can make it so that it will not interfere with being chopped off. So something like that hit enter. Okay, so let's zoom in on that a little bit more. Let's just make sure that is good. So I think that's good. And again, a making sure that everything is center. Everything is lining up because that would like very, very unprofessional. But you can see that all of our text is in the safe area. Ah, the author name is really I could probably maybe just lowered. This one is a little bit perfect. Okay, I honestly think this is a done deal. Ah, we have our image, which is all lining up on like the line. I know. I just kind of tweaked it in with adjusting the aspect ratio. So again, that's bad practice. Ah, but if we remove our template, okay, we make sure that everything has full opacity. This is a done project. So this would be our book cover, so I saved it. And so what I'm gonna do is in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to export these to get them ready to upload to Amazon 22. 5-5 - Exporting Our Amazon eBook and Paperback Cover Images in Photoshop: Okay, So I'm going to share with you how to actually save these and get them ready to upload for the finish product. How it works is when you drag in that Photoshopped file. So, for example, when I took this and dragged it in to the paperback, how it works is it looks at it at that point in time. So if I come here and if I do something and save it, it does not change it in here. So if you make a change on your e book and you wanted to change in your paper back again, you got a right click and go replace contents. So what I'm trying to say is because the actual author remember, I removed it and we added in our own layer simply by coming here and just copying and then pasting it. So I want to add it back in and we can save it. So, like, this is our e book, OK, we're happy with it. And what we're gonna do is the short cut is controlled. Shift ault and W K. Or you can go file export and you could see export as and for whatever reason, This is how long their keyboard shortcut is. So it's all to shift control, and w the reason why. I know that is because, you know Ah, let's say you are trying to export an image for your website or for whatever. And, you know, you may want to adjust like the color a little bit differently, or you want to just like the sizing differently or something. So it's nice to know that shortcut, cause you can quickly just load up this screen and you can adjust how you want to look. So they have told us that they want it in the J peg. So J p. G Okay. Ah, and this is exactly Oh, it also says, convert to this. You want to remove that? Okay, because they say that they want it in our G beat, and that's it. Okay, so I'm gonna export it, and we're going to just save it as the J peg right here are all hit safe. Okay. Now for the paperback, it's a little bit different. So when you say that you have to actually save it as a p d f. So I'm gonna go file. I am going to go save as okay. And this for the pdf. And if you go save as type, you can see that there is ah, the pdf which we will see in a second photo shop. Pdf. Okay, so that is what we're going to select. And we're going to save it as the paperback and go safe. Now we're gonna press OK, and a little window will pop up. So in he inside of here, you want to make sure that there's really no compression going on. You want the highest quality? No. PdF that you can print because this is gonna be the finished product, and it's gonna make your paperback look awesome. Okay, so for myself, I actually remove the preserve Photoshopped editing capabilities. This will make the file size of the project way smaller. So, for example, what when it's enabled, I believe it's like 50 60 megabytes, and when it's disabled, it's like six megabytes or something. So it's like, significantly smaller. If we click on the compression here, you can see that the image quality is set the maximum. Okay. Ah, And for the compression, like, really, we can even set it to none. Um, I think mine was always on the J peg. Um, which was probably bad. Um, and then anything else I don't touch. So let's actually try that with no compression on, because no compression means that it's a high quality image. Um, and we'll just leave it just like this, OK, so a nice, high quality. Um, pdf you can you know, there's all these different sizes and standards. I just leave it on like the high quality print one on the compression, no compression. So we're going to save that, um, and we're gonna look at how it looks. Okay, We're also going to check to see the file size of that. Um, so that you see, it's 313 megabytes. So we probably do want some compression on there, and I understand it looks weird, right? So if you open it up and look at it, this little load. Ah, you can see that. You know, there's quite a bit of spacing here, but the thing is, that gets trimmed off, because if we look at our template, right, this larry here, um, so on the cover were lower capacity, so you can see that it gets cut off. Okay, so, you know, we're trying to just protect ourselves and get a high quality ah, image. You know, from what we're trying to do now, the biggest thing to is to remember to remove this layer because if you think you know the actual template, because if you don't remove the template, it's actually inside the file. So in the manual again, under paperback resources create paperback cover down here. It says file size, so cover sizes are cover files larger than 650 megabytes won't convert. We recommend a file size 40 megabytes or less because large files considered on printing. Okay, so if we come back here, you could see that when we saved it, it actually saved it into a pdf. So what that means is, if we try toe edit this right here, it's actually not editing the Photoshopped file. So what I do is actually close out of this. I don't say that. I leave it and we're gonna come back to our Photoshopped file double click on it. You can see it's the PSD. So this is the photo shot file, But ago file save as what I want to do quickly is we actually want to delete this one before we commit to that. Okay? Or it's currently open. So what I'm gonna do is Adobe Acrobat were to close it. We will stay. Try again. It will remove it. So everything's good now. Ah, we're going to come back. We're going to go, Pdf right there. We're going to go. So sort of p x p c x. So again, you know, it's just computers. That's just the way they are. One wrong move and, ah, everything can go pretty bad. Compression. Let's just go. Uh, j peg image quality. Let's put it to maximum. Okay? And we're going to say that and we will just let that load and it is done almost. And now we click on this, and now it's like, 5.13 megabytes. So this is honestly what I've uploaded. And it looks really, really good if you want to try the other one. You know, by all means, it does say the maximum is 650 megabytes. So if you wanna export that with less, you know, by all means, feel free to do that. Um, but there we go. So we have our actual e book, and then we actually have our paperback. Okay. And in our case, you know, um, we didn't have any text on the spine, so we're good to go. And we've also left space for that barcode. Okay, so that is this video on, I guess the section on creating our artwork. Okay. In our next video, we are going to be talking about preparing the book now. So we're gonna export the book in both e pub and pdf formats. Okay. And then we will eventually get into Amazon, where we will be uploading all this together. 23. 6-1 - Exporting Our eBook and Paperback Manuscripts from LibreOffice: Okay, so we have come a super long way about writing a book, you know, styling our book, figure it all out, you know, learning how even the software works, learning about our styles so that, you know, it's just a matter of we can simply to style something instead of highlighting and changing it all up. Here again, You do not want to do this kind of stuff. You always want to create a style so that your book is consistent. And if you change it, it's just a matter of right clicking here and going modify on one of the styles. Now, in this video, we were going to be talking about exporting our book for both the e book and the paperback versions. Okay. Ah, and I actually already recorded this video, but I had to stop halfway through because this e book stuff is very, very confusing to get good results. Okay. And so what I mean by that is so when I first started up from reading online and everything like that, uh, people always kept saying to use a software called caliber and it's free. It's open source, just like Libre office here or like that Share X and, you know, almost tools. Um and it just looks like this. And we are going to be doing safe spots together, so all the other ones are already done. Ah, but the reason why I'm bringing this software to your attention is because if we come here to file, you can see that there's export as and there's expert as e pub. But the only problem with this is that the table of contents becomes a little bit weird. In addition, there is no table of contents. So what I mean by that is so, you know, if you go to you like your Kindle and you click like you know the little menu button on e book, it will have a list of all of the chapters of that book, right? But when you export it like this, there's a lot of extra content which you don't want. Ah, and I didn't realize that because So when I first started, I actually used this o d t format, OK, and this is the liberal office Ah, format. When you save the file and then for the paperback, I would just use the pdf will break that down in a moment. Okay? Not to get confused. Okay? So let me just break that down. So if we go into a folder here, So again, these are my books and let's just say we go to safe spots. So when I originally release my books through Amazon, what I did was I released the pdf version for the actual paper back and then for my e book I actually exported as any pub right here came and then I bring that into caliber. And then what I would do is just I would go edit the book and then we can go and make our own table of contents and it's not too intense. OK, it's actually quite simple. You just kind of kind of know your way around the software, but by me, showing you it's going to save you tons of time. So let's first start with the paperback. That's gonna be the easiest. Okay, so you can just click here ankle exporters, Pdf. And just just a matter of saving it somewhere, Or if you go file and you go export as and go expert as pdf. So this one here is actually the directly so expert directly as pdf, we want to go expert as pdf. Okay? And so this opens up a whole new range of options. And I don't touch much in here, except for, um, these two options. So I actually disabled this. So when you open your window here, I want you to click lossless compression. Okay, So lossless compression means that their eyes not noticeable compression. Okay. For example, if we talk about audio, so an MP three is a lossy format, which means that they actually take information out of ah, the song like the fidelity. And you get artifacts, especially at the high end of the music. But if we talk about the wave format, so dot W a V. This is like what you would actually you know, back in the day if you had a CD, you put that into your computer and you would rip the songs off. You would get in that high wave quality format. Um, and it's like a lossless format. OK, so long story short, select lossless compression, which means that there's not noticeable compression. You get high quality image on and then you want to de select this Because if the image is higher than this, well, you know, you'd want the higher quality image. You don't want to reduce it. Okay, you export. And ah, it was just gonna ask you where to save it, and we will save it. So I went to the desktop. Okay, that's where reader saving our content for this book. Uh, fl studio book was going to save here again. This is the paperback version. Okay, So save it. And that's our paperback. Now for the E pub. A little file, you know, export as and I'm gonna go export as e pub again. This is gonna pop up a menu where you can enter in some information. Now, from my readings online, a pub 3.0 is like the new version they recommend actually staying with two point. Oh, and last, you actually need the features of three point. Oh, So I believe 3.0 has now allowed, like, html five, uh, into the file. And that just lost more features on stuff like that. You can read more into that, but I have just been selecting two point. Oh, because my actual books do not really contain anything special. OK, maybe down the road, If I learn more about it, maybe I will start using those features. But my books are pretty straightforward. It's just a matter of text and images, which has been the standard for so many years. Right. So the reason why I closed that is because if you have a longer book title, I typically like to actually highlight. This is gonna right click and copy it, OK, and I'm gonna show you it's just a little trick. It it saves you from having to type. So if I go file were export as we're no experts as a pub again, Um, just I used I can just use my scroll wheel and that will change. Or you could just click and go 2.0, for the title again. We can just paste this in right click and paste And that would be the title of the book for the author. That's just put Riley Weller my name and you can put in image. I believe Amazon actually says, Do not put the image of your e book as like the very, very first page, because they will do that for you automatically. Okay, so this is all my settings. That's it. And I'm gonna press, OK? It's gonna ask me where I want to save it, and you can see it's the e pub format. I will go safe. Ah, one big thing. I want to mention about the paperback version. Sorry. Forgot to include this is I always like to make sure that my chapters are on the right page . Okay, cause you gee, that's how um, you know, a book works, right? You know? So, uh, let's just go to this one. Right? So if we look here, you know, we have a table of contents again, Usually starts in, like a right page. We have, like, the shops, the title on the right page. Uh, you know, again, we have the title here. Go to another chapter again, right on the right page. So, you know, even though the pages buying here, that's fine, but the new chapter starts in the right, so you have to do your due diligence and you have to go through your book and you have to make sure that the chapters are on the right side. If you want to follow that. But that is probably like the golden rule of books, for the most part. Okay, we have our chapter on the right side. Okay, Chapter two starts in the right. Perfect. Keep going. Chapter three starts on the right, and Chapter three is just kind of rinsed and repeated all the way. And then it is going to say reviews. So there we go. That's it. That's all I do for exporting our books. Now, the paperback is complete. The paper that's a done deal so we can upload it. And that would be done. Um, but for the e book in our next video, we're going to cover caliber, and I'm gonna show you how to create a table of contents and stuff like that, okay? 24. 6-2 - Preparing Our eBook in Calibre [Table of Contents]: OK, in this video, we're gonna be doing a walk through of caliber. Ah, and the uses that I use it for. Okay, So caliber is a tool that you can embed information into the file, such as, you know, the actual image or, ah, you know, set up this kind of information, like, you know, especially if you're gonna be selling the book away from Amazon. Amazon would add all this type of information and, you know, they have their own, I guess, standards for that stuff. But again, if we just come here to safe spots just for an example, go edit the data. You know, you can set up your author the title. You can add your image in, um, we go convert. You can actually convert. If we were dragging in this safe spots just right into here, uh, it would read the manuscript, and then we can convert. Oh, d t to liken e pub. Um, and you conduced do stuff like that. Okay. So you can add information. You can convert the book. In addition, you can also view the book to see what it looks like on like a reader. Okay, so for example. Let's go to audio painting. And I'm gonna do this on purpose because I can share with you. Ah, the table of contents that I already created. Okay, so I'm going to go all the way to the beginning, and I'm just using my arrow keys on my keyboard. I'm just pressing. Right. And you could see that this is the table of contents I created. You know, you can change it to however you want. Ah, but I think this serves its purpose. And I actually myself added in the front matter. Ah, the book chapters and the back matter. Now, this is Onley in the e book version. The paperback is gonna actually have a real table of contents. But the problem with Liberty Office is when you actually export. Ah, that e pub. It didn't have a table of contents. Ah, and also, Amazon sometimes throws an air. Ah, about your table of contents when you do it that way as well. So I'm just gonna walk you through in this video, how to set up a table of contents. Okay, So in our case, I'm just gonna come here and we're gonna go forward a couple of times because that's where our E pub was. And let's just drag it in, OK? So it's just gonna load it, and we have our first book. You can click this go edit metadata. Okay? And we'll just leave it your first book. You can browse to change the cover. Okay, So again, we're gonna go desktop, and I'm gonna go to FL Studio Book. Here's the cover, and we're going to select this as our cover, and that's it. Okay, so that's all the information I need for my book. Ah, it's also just to kind of keep this organized to now. Also, how caliber works is its stores All this information into a folder. Okay, so when you actually install caliber, you can create a folder for all your books. And as you continue, you know, if you keep writing books, you know, that's going to continue to grow. And this just days that's an organized for you. And I'll just share that folder with you just so you can see. Okay, so I'm gonna go back to my books here. So little books. So my written books is my actually Manu scripts. Okay. And then I have caliber e books. Okay, so if I go to my name really well, there you can see all of my different books, and you can even see that this book is here to, And what it does is if you load in, you know, the e pub, or if you load in that ODI t file, which is where you actually wrote the book in liberty office, you can see that it actually stores a version of it. So, uh, my new way of doing this is I do not load that od tion. So, actually, uh, export that e pub version from here. Okay, so from our actual of you know, book, I will go file export, and then we have our e pub version, okay? And then what I do is that is dragged that deep aversion into caliber. And then from here, all I do is just go to edit the book, and then we're going to set up our own table of contents. Okay, so I'm not gonna worry about the book that we're doing, so I'm just gonna press delete, okay? And under to press OK and then for safe spots, because this is Ah, one I havent done yet and you're going to see what happens. Ah, when you export that e pub. Okay. So again, all I did waas um here are my books, Right. Here's my written books. Now, this would be just like you. So again, I have my OD t file. This is where actually wrote the file than it exported both the e book version and then the the pdf version. Okay, so I just dragged this safe spots right into here. And as you can see, it has the format kepala, uh, I added in the image I made sure my you know, my title and my first and last name were in there. I did not convert it because it's already an e pub. The 2.0 version. Now again, if we go to view, you'll be able to see that again. We do not have a table of contents. Okay, so it just goes right into the introduction, and it's just kind of life. It's nice to have the table of contents, so I'm just gonna click edit the book, okay. And this window will just pop up, allowing us to edit the book. In addition, we can run this little check and Ah, I haven't air in my, uh, what's called CSS. That's how you can kind of style stuff, especially websites and stuff. So you can actually click this, and it's gonna show right here. So I guess this is maybe too high tech for an e book. And I actually selected this through through, actually livery office. But if you look on Google, it's actually dashed. Okay? And if I, uh, rerun the check, you'll see that is gone. Okay, Now, that air was actually from ah, both where I have more books. Okay, so I'm just gonna click, double click this one. So let's introduction. Be back here. Case of coffee. Right. Okay. So if I come here and you can just close these like this, just click them, or you can press control and w just that's the same way too close Tabs instead of google chrome and stuff. Okay, so again, this page right here is, you know, read other books by me and you could see that Have his dash line right here. Now if I put this back to the way it waas, you're going to see that This you know, there's an air there because, you know, I guess it doesn't understand it. So again in CSS just dashed. Okay, so we have, Ah, three points dashed. And then this is the color. And there you go. Um, Now, what we want to do is appear into tools. You go table of contents, you can edit the table of contents, which we're going to dio. Also, you can insert your table of contents, but I wouldn't insert your table of contents until you've added the table of contents. Okay, so we can select it up there. But also right here is the table of contents as well. Okay. And this is what it looks like. Okay, so edit the toc, the table of contents. So this is what I do because you can see that we have section one section to section three , and the thing is inside of your e book in that menu. You know, if you click the menu inside your actual kindle book, you're going to see all of these different areas to position yourself inside the book. But the thing is, it would actually show Section one. Section two and it looks super unprofessional, right? You know, introduction. Well, that's cool. Um, what makes a drum loops sound good? Well, yeah, I want all that information. So this is what I am going to do. I'm going to click once. I'm gonna press control in a tow, Highly. Everything okay? Or you can click here and press shift and click how it's at all but control A is the easiest way. So control a highlights everything. And you want to press delete K, not backspace, actually. Delete it. Deletes it all. Now, um, none of these were working for me except for the generate from files. So I'm gonna click this one, and you can see that this is a lot more accurate. However, there's a few of these kind of, ah, you know, section 003 So what I have found is I'm just gonna hit delete on that. I'm using my arrow key. So I go down, down, elite down, delete and delete and elite and elite, and that's it. So we have all of my headings, which is perfectly this is actually the book cover. And you could, like, rename it to be like, safe spots. Ah, you know, cover something like that. But I'm just gonna leave it a safe spots. We have the copyright, read more books by me. Um, and that's perfect. That's exactly what I want in my table of contents. So I'm gonna press, OK? Ah. And now the next thing I want to do is I want to figure out where does my book begin and for myself, how I have formatted by books. It's usually around this five or six. But you what you have to do is use have to click around. So, for example, I'm just gonna start clicking and you'll be able to see in the file preview. And if you don't have a file preview, you can go to view and you want to make sure file preview is on. And so this one is the file browser. So is the file browser. I'm not sure what this one is. So view. Um OK, but anyways, you just want to make sure these these ones are checked off. That way you can see if the checkbook you can see the foul preview. You could see the code, and you can see in the file browser. So I'm just gonna double click here and trying to find where my book actually starts. There's the introduction on seven. So six is a blank page. Okay, so my table of contents is good, OK, we just did that. Now what I want to do is I wanna insert it, so insert in line table of contents, and you can see it added it right to the top up here. And I'm just gonna drag it down, so I'm just gonna put it right above seven. Okay? So we can actually close out of these ones, and let's just double check that, Okay? So if we go to the introduction, you can see that it's seven, and that's perfect. The table of contents is just above it Now, instead of the table of contents, you know, you could style us however you want. And this is where CSS comes into play. So if you don't understand, it might be a little bit over your head, but I'm gonna break it down for you. Okay? So earlier in this course I talked about with HTML, there's always liken opening and closing tag, and that's just not HTML. That's this code in general. OK, so you always need an opening tag and a closing tag for the most part inside of code. Ah, so with that said, you can see that this is a list item and you can see that we have a list opening tag, and then we have a list closing tag so you can see that the highlighted it in. Great. Right. So, um, let me just make it like this. You to see the little better. Um, I'm not sure. Reagan, zoom in. I don't really don't know this software to Well, I've just been spending, like, the last day or two, really trying to learn this to make my own e books high quality and really serve the purpose of what I'm trying to do through an e book. Right? So again, we have an opening list and a closing list. So what this code is saying is, you know, get all list items inside this page, Okay? Because again, it's just like HTML. So what that means is this CSS right here is in line. CSS So what that means is any code inside of here on lee effects the table of contents page . But if we go toe a page like this, we can see that they have linked to the style sheet CSS. So if we scroll down and go styles and style sheet CSS this Ah CSS So it's cold Ah pertains to the whole book. So if you want to modify the book with CSS, you can feel free to do something inside of here. But inside of this table of contents, this CSS is what's called in line CSS and it on Lee effects this HTML file. Okay, so it's important to know because, you know, if you style this l i this list item in a certain way, you might think Oh, no. Oh my God! Affect all my list items and you will not because it is in line CSS just for this html page . So what I found I liked to do was I literally just, you know, just removed all this stuff. Okay? So again, we have a list item and we have the opening and closing curly bracket. Now you can look on Google with CSS, um, and just kind of find different things you can do with a list item. Okay, so for example, if you want to make them bold So it's called font. Wait, let me move my most of the way. So let me do that from the beginning. OK, so it's called your font. Wait, Okay. And you just go both and you have to close it with a semi colon. Okay? And as you can see, we made a both. If you want to make your list items, maybe maybe just have a little bit more space. So that's what's called Margin. Okay, so you can go margin. Ah, bottom. Okay. And you can go like, 10 pixels and you're going to see that it's going to space it out quite a bit here. Okay. You know, maybe that's a bit much. Let's say maybe we're gonna go Seven pixels can. So I'm just gonna actually just leave it as it is. I'm just going to remove the list items, and I think this is fine for our purposes. But what I want to do is inside the table of contents. Ah, what I found is I wanted to have this information of the title, the copyright and more books by me. Ah, but I was kind of thinking. Well, how can I break it apart? Because someone might get confused and be like, Well, that isn't a part of the book, right? Like so I broke it into front matter into book chapters, and then back matter. OK, so what I did for that is I created a paragraph tag, so just pee my story. So you need an opening tag, and then you need the closing tag, and you did it for me automatically. So watch if I go Ah, um less than and then forward slash It closed the tag for me, Okay. And then what I wanted right in here is front matter, and I just put a colon. Okay, so it's just gonna look like this. Uh, Now, what I ended up doing is I wanted it to be bold. Okay, So again, if you're actually gonna be doing over your website or instant something like that, this is not best practice. Best practices is actually using a separate CSS sheet. But for the sake of this e book, and to keep it simple, I am just gonna do in line CSS. Okay, So to do that, you just go style equals and then you want quotation and quotation. So again, opening and closing Now, anything inside of here, uh, was gonna affect just this one paragraph tag. And again, let's make it bold. So, font wait, Colon bold Semi colon. Okay, So as you can see, the front matter is bold. So perfect. So I'm gonna come here holding on shift and the home I'm copying that now, a rate above introduction is where I'm going to put the book chapters. So again, I just highlighted the whole thing. You can right click it. You go copy to Clipboard. Ah, and we're going to go just above introduction. OK, so I usually like to put a space to keep it, you know, consistent. Just gonna come over here. I'm holding down control and shift and highlighting both those words. Okay. Otherwise, you know, if you're holding on shift, you know, you'd have to do each word individually. But if you hold down control and shift you the full words, it's only two times you have to hit the arrow key. So I'm gonna say book chapters keep going down, and I want to go rate above reviews. Um or maybe we'll go right above my gift to you. Okay, cause ah, if someone purchased this book, I actually gave him a coupon where they could take one of my courses for free. Kind of a little bonus. And also just an incentive, because maybe they will take more courses from me later on. Ah, so here we go. We have front matter, so I'm gonna go, actually, don't have. I don't have to tighten matter again, cause I just want back matter, so little back matter, and you're gonna see we have front matter book chapters and back matter. Okay. So again, it looks more confusing than what it is if you don't know HTML and CSS. You know, you have a lot of learning to do, but if you have a bit of that knowledge, you're starting to see how this works. Now all they have to do from here is literally just go save. Okay, so now I'm gonna close that after it's done saving. Just look down there. I'm gonna close this and on safe spots, we can now view the book. And so there's the table of contents. But let's just go to the very, very beginning of the book. So here's safe spots. Keep going. Keep going. So there's that. It would go right to the table of contents, and you can click any of these. So what? We go over to the introduction, which is pretty cool. What we have discussed here is we exported R E pub. Okay. From our, you know, from our actual writer software. Okay, so from here, we exported Anne pub by going export. Ah, he pub. Then wherever you have that file. So it would be right here. We would drag this rate into caliber. OK, so we'll just be like, dropping drag. Boom. Okay, then, once it's in here, I clicked on it. I won't edit the metadata. Add in your image if you want or anything that you know, this is more just so that it's easy for you to find. Also, I put like my publisher. This is just kind of like my my kind of online music business that use for it. Kind of everything like that. Um and I'm just gonna close out of that if you brought in the ODI t format, you know, there you go. You can also convert to ah mo be OK? So that's Amazon's. Ah, I believe Kindle. Ah, I was finding when I was doing that, it was making it, um, like when I would import that into kindle. It was making it so that I wasn't able to change the font. And that's the worst, right? You know, as a reader, you wanna be able to select your own font size style it. So I just have always select just the pub, and then I upload that. Now the biggest thing was when we actually exported that from liberty office. It didn't add in a table of contents. Um, so again, what I did was I just want edit book and, you know, you guys can go back and watch all this stuff again, but I just went to the table of contents. I actually press control in a a deleted it all. And then ah, I added in from file, okay? And then I just ended up to leading all, like the ones that didn't pertain pressed. Okay. Ah. Then I went to tools, table of contents. I actually inserted the in line table of contents, which was right here, and then you're able t actually drag it where you want it to be. Ah, And then we ended up adding, in the front matter, the book chapters in the back matter. Now, that's just my own personal thing. I really haven't seen that in a table of contents before, but since this is an e book, and it kind of breaks it down just a little bit more simple for them and even hear my gift to you watch we can you do something a little bit special there? So I'm gonna press control and f and this is a big thing. I do with code if I can't find something, you know, trying to find it all in here because it just looks like a bunch of code. Right? So my gift to you. So I press control and f that is to find something. Okay. And what you gonna go? My gift, and we're gonna find that brings us right there. Okay, So what we're gonna do is, um I don't think it really matters between the ally and the anchor. Uh, that's the eighth, but again, with style. And we will go far in wait, uh, bold. And you're going to see that my gift to you is both. Ah, I was just thinking Can we do anything kind of more special with it? I think that is pretty good. It kind of makes a standard just a little bit more again. The biggest thing just to go save. And you are good to go. You can also again this little bug up here. You can click it and it's the same thing is clicking Run, check here. But if you click this bug just gonna run checks now, all these font IRS I'm not sure what that pertains to. I'm just leaving them as they are, But you can try to correct them, and it does Fixem. Ah, but again, you know I don't want to in bed fonts or anything like that. I want Amazon Kindle reader. I want that to be able to select its own phone in my book. Okay, Your e book is ready. Your paperback is ready. Let's hop into Amazon. We're gonna log into my account and I'm gonna walk you through the process of how we actually upload our book and get it ready to distribute to the world 25. 6-3 - Uploading Our Paperback to Amazon: Okay. We're so close to getting our book actually on Amazon for people to see it for people to buy it. One thing I want to say quickly is. So when we exported our book out of caliber, Okay, so when we were in a caliber here. Now remember, it saves this updated e book into its own folder. Okay, so where I have my book saved, here's a little shortcut. If you right click any of these, you can actually open up the containing folder. So a nice little shortcut and we're just going to go back to my books. Okay, so I have actually created a caliber folder inside of my books folder. Okay, So, again, these arm actual Manu scripts thes like libre office files, my cover artwork and stuff like that. And then here is the caliber books K. So I click into it. Riley Weather is the author name. Now, these are the ones that you want to actually add into Amazon for your e book. So here on the actual Amazon website, just come to Katie p the amazon dot com. Again. All the help manual stuff is just right down here. We're just going to sign in. And this is what it looks like when you are going to publish your own book. So we're ready to create both the e book and paperback. Now, if we just talk about pricing here just kind of quickly, you'll see that my price is kind of very, uh and this comes down to a couple things we look at, like the paperback version so you can see this one's like $27 less quite expensive. But the thing is, the printing cost off this book is quite expensive because there's so many images inside the book. So in order to justify, you know, even the cost of printing like they won't allow you to sell it for less than cost. Ah, but obviously, you know, you want to make a couple of dollars on the sale, right? So that's the reason why the paperback is so much. But the e book is not okay, you know, it's running around 4 50 so and as you can see down here, you know a lot of these ones. A lot of these paperbacks, these ones aren't too expensive because there's literally little to no images But again, the ultimate template guide have quite a few images in there too. Okay, so you'll see that as we go through here, it's going to tell you Ah, the cost of printing and stuff like that. So to get started, what I would do is I would actually create a paperback first. The reason why I say that is because it gives you an I S B and number, which you can quickly add into your ah book and then re export all your stuff. And then you're good to go. Ah, you probably should just maybe do this at first. Get your eyes be a number and that before you bring into caliber and do all that stuff all your table of contents, it's already into the book. Okay, so for the book title, let's just this to say I It's fl studio book. Okay. Subtitle Learn Best practices with FL Studio Ah, and become a pro Now Siri's you know, again, this is if you have, like, novels were at their Siri's or like addition numbers and stuff like that. I don't eso I'm just going to go for the author will say Riley. Well, there uh, going on here so you can just write your your description. I have to write something in here. Otherwise it won't allow me to save. Ah, we own the copyright. Okay, so it's not like it's any of these, but again, Amazon's pretty straightforward. You can hover over these and there's more information now for the keywords. You really want to think this stuff through, okay? Because if we go on to Amazon like into the search bar, it's the same thing, just like Google. Okay, so if you don't put in the proper keywords for your book, if people are gonna have a really hard time finding your book and you always go to be thinking if someone is going to be typing something into Amazon, you know, for your type of book, what are the key words that they are going to search? So, for example, I would type in the CFL studio. I would say May music production, I would say, may beat making. But you wanna also would not be so generic. And you want to think a little bit more niche a little bit more direct and focused, so you might want a little bit of more, general. He words and thes laser focused ones. Okay, again, you're just tons and tons of courses on this. There's more to thousands of courses on all these different course websites about SC. Okay, search engine optimization. And I do suggest you add in all seven keywords and then we're going to talk about the categories here. Okay, so if you click on the categories, these are all the different categories that you can add your book into, and it allows you to add two categories for your book. So this book, let's say, is nonfiction on, and I'm down here into music. Okay, so one more others music, okay. And, ah, I typically put mine into the recording and reproduction as well as like, let's say like, general, OK, but will quickly just look and see. The other one's case is a fiction. All this kind of stuff. Okay, just I'll just go through it quickly. But you guys can click any of these which apply to your book. Okay, so I'm just going to say that and these are the two categories I am gonna put my book into . Um, does this book contained language? situations or inappropriate will. No, it does not. Um, large print. So what is large prints? Large print editions usually have a font. Sizes 16 or higher. No, we do not. Okay, so I'm gonna go save and continue. Now we're going to get into the section where we can add R I s bien So assigned me a free I ESPN. So assign it. And so what we're gonna do here is this is the i ESPN that we add in. Okay, so I'm gonna copy this. And this is what is an eye ESPN. Okay, so it gives you all this stuff for here. So what I would do is inside of liberal office, right underneath, like the copyright I usually put. Um, like, I s bien. And then put are you could see that this different foreign rights If I click on this one, it's with the Amazon something. And then this one's the regular font. So gonna press control and see. So what you want to do is is Ah, right. Click ankle pay special and you Gohan formatted text. Okay. And that's what it would be an art school paperback. Okay, because ah, I believe e books don't need an eye ESPN or something that they say in their description. Okay, We're gonna quickly talk about the different colors again. Okay? So if we look at the books here, So again, this one is white paper. Black ink. This one here is white paper color ink. You have to make sure to choose color if you have images. Otherwise, you're not gonna have color images, which is probably the whole point of your images. And then this one is cream. Okay, so if I just kind of opened these two together, you're going to see the difference. And they both look good. They both look high quality, you know, they're very enjoyable to read. This one feels more like a novel. You know, that you'd read in elementary school. This one looks just a little bit fresher. It told the up to you. Okay, So if we want to select a different size, which we do, we want to select the five by eight. That's very, very important. Okay, we have no bleed. Now, this is up to you. If you want to select the mat or the glossy Also, if you select the color interior. I believe that you're not allowed for expanded distribution. Ah, I guess it just allows you to sell into other stores that Amazon is associated with. Ah, but we're just gonna leave it like that. Okay, Now we're gonna upload our paperback manuscript. Okay? Now, again, not to get confused. Okay? We're working with the paperback, which is the pdf. Okay, so that is not in the caliber. Because caliber has nothing to do with the paperback. And this is the whole thing. Where when we create our file and said a liberal office, I'm creating that file. So that is just one file which I can use for both the paperback and the e book. Ah, but we bring it to caliber for the e book. The paperback is the pdf, so let's just use safe spots, okay? And was gonna select this, and I'm gonna go open now for your book cover again. You can use their cover creator. But again, personally, I would suggest using, like Photoshopped, creating your own or hiring it out professional, you know. Ah, that's just my opinion. Ah, and you could just upload here. Let's just actually use our book, okay? So I'm gonna go to desktop. What is going to use the safe spots? Ah, manuscript. Because you know that's my book. Ah, it's gonna look good. Okay. And while that's processing very, very important thing to read here is check this box if the cover your uploading includes a barcode. While we do not have a bar code, we want Amazon to include its barcode. So if you do not check the box, Amazon is gonna add a barcode for us, so don't touch it. Okay? And again, you could just click this from more information. So what I'm gonna do, isn't it? Click this launch preview. Okay? It's just gonna take a little bit to load. Ah, and it's going to preview our paperback book Gay. It's gonna show both the front and the back cover. In addition, it's also going to show us the pages, K. And we can actually click through this. And I do highly suggest you go through making sure that your chapter numbers are on the right and that your, um you know that all of your content looks good. Nothing's out of place. Okay, so it took a little while for this to load actually opened up a new tab and re hit that launch preview button again. Ah, but as you could see, you know, artwork is OK. I would maybe like to see my actual image to be more center over the barcode. Um, we're a little close to the top to the red. Okay. And then also, even the oh, here is pretty close here. So I might go back into Photoshopped. I would readjust that stuff, Uh, you know, just to make sure that everything is in the safe area. Okay. Okay. So let's look at our book. You're so as you can see, it was safe spots. This is the manuscript again. This is how I provided my eyes be and for myself, um, no, everything's on the right page, which is good with the table of contents. We have introduction on the right side, uh, again, the chapters on the right chapters on the rate. Ah, so this book is looking pretty good. Once we are happy with the book, you just click a proof and that's it. And ah, once that loads. Um, okay. It was fast. The other one took long to see like three minutes, so I had to actually stop the video. Okay, so we have the color interior of the five by eight Trim size. Ah, we have no bleeding or book again. Bleed is if you go all the way to the edges. It's even showing, like, you know, have to do it properly. So and then it's up to you for your actual artwork. Kay, do you want to be Matt? Do you want to be glossy? Okay, so it's up to you. My books here are actually Matt. Okay. These air a map, you know, So they're not shy near and think that. I think the mat looks good. Um, it would be nice. Maybe just to try, uh, shiny like the glossy, but, um, yeah, so I have Matt. Okay, um, and then that's it. So now, as you can see, the printing costs, Okay. So on our next page, we can get into, um, the actual rial cost. How much we want to charge for this book. Okay. So again, I am in Canada. Um, but so it's saying a minimum of 608 is how we have to price this book. So let's say we end up pricing for 9 99 and it's going to show. Ah, our price. Okay, so we would actually make, um, you know, $2.34 each one. The royalty again, if we go to the pricing page here quickly, we scroll down. It tells you all, you know, we more information about all this stuff. Okay, So I'm not going to cover all the pricing of how Amazon works. They have all that stuff on their website. Okay, Um, and then here you can actually request proof copies. So again, if I look at my books, So when I first did it, I did this. And it was kind of like, Well, on home, I kind of wanted the book like this so that if I do a tutorial or like, a promotional video on YouTube saying, Hey, you know, a new a new book is out. Check it out. Uh, we can, actually you know, they they can see it nice and clear. Where is this? Uh, if you want to order, um, a proof copy. You know, has it did not for resale all the way across like that, but inside the book, You know, it's still normal. Okay, So, uh, again, you know, if you want to have it like this, you actually have to publish the book and then print it off and then for myself, I just wait before I promote the book, and then I will promote it once I'm happy with the way it looks or again, you can print it like this and have the bar across. Okay. So again, you know, I just did it that way. So if I do promotional videos on YouTube, I actually have a nice printed copy. Okay, so I am just gonna leave it like that. We're gonna go back to bookshelf. Okay? I will go. Ah, save and continue. What is gonna leave the paperback as it is? Ah, And then in our next video here, we're going to be talking about the e book. Okay? 26. 6-4 - Uploading Our eBook to Amazon: Okay, let's get into our e book here. So from here Ah, you can go create Kindle e book and actually for myself, I usually do create the e book first. But the reason why I showed you the paperback first is it's nice to get that I s B A number first added into your book before you start exporting and everything that way you know, you are organized now, As you can see, it pulls in all your information from your paperback, which is cool, such as your book, your subtitle I author name. It would pull in your description to all your keywords, all your stuff like this. Ah, I don't have anything to do with Children in this book. Eso I am ready to release the book now we will go save and continue. And again, we're going to just upload our artwork as well as our e book Manu script. Okay, so ah, again, this is to do with, you know, torrent eating or someone's kind of stealing your book. Some people like to include it, and some people don't. It's kind of a mixed argument. The mixed argument is some people like to have their book exposed, you know, at large. Because if it explodes, you know, maybe they'll purchase your other books or support you that way, some people just want it so that, you know, people cannot access your files at all. Okay, I'm just gonna leave it off. We're gonna upload R E Book manuscript. So inside of my books, remember, we do not want to select the one from liberal office. OK, so we do not want to select this e pub. Okay? We want to select the one that caliber has traded for us because it has the table of contents in it. So say spots, we're gonna go safe spots E pub were to select that one. OK, what is that? That load, and then we're going to upload R E book artwork. Okay, so we're gonna use the artwork that we have created again. If the paperback is kind of weird, I would go into photo shop and make sure that we adjust that actual. You know, that image, making sure that it all looks good. Okay. It's very, very important. Uh, just so that nothing is cut off, you know, because again, if we look at my books here. You know, everything looks pretty good. You know, we have pretty good spacing that the edges even here, even here, you know, So everything fits inside the book, so it's just really important that you don't Don't push it. That the trim, OK, you want to be in the safe area. Okay? So again, we're gonna launch the pre viewer. This is going to show us as if it were on like an Amazon kindle. You can actually select between, like, a phone a tablet, and I'll show you once it loads here. And this is just what it looks like again. You can select your orientation if you wanna look it. Look at that kind of stuff again. You have the tab with the phone and the Kindle e reader. Ah, and it should also have, like, your table of contents and stuff like that. So, as you can see, perfect rightly, everything is just making sense. Okay, So once you are happy with your you know how it looks. Just go back to book details, and then we're just gonna walk through again. The same thing with the pricing. Okay, If you have, like, a publisher wherever. I'm just going to go. Ah, save and continue. Okay. So again, ah, pricing comes down to a couple. I think they give you kind of two options. And actually, no, sir, there's three. Okay, so we'll talk about this KDP select enrollment here in just a moment. Ah, but when it comes to your pricing, there's two options you could do with the 35% or the 70%. Uh, again, you could read more into it. And also if you if we click Thea View Service, it is just in beta. Uh, it shows you the kind of like a chart of price to sales and, uh, kind of what works. Okay, so the KDP select How it works, I believe is it allows you to enroll your book into Amazon, but you're not allowed to sell your e book anywhere else. You can share the book, but I believe it's only up to 10% of that book. So, for example, let's say you had an a newsletter on your website, and you're like, get the first chapter of my book free. Someone could sign up, get the first chapter free, and then maybe you can leave them a link to access your book. Okay, So if you do want to enroll in that, like, what it allows you to do is it allows you to run promotions. So I think you can run your book for, like, 99 cents for a certain amount of days. Um, and various other things. Okay, So again, read into this. If you want to enroll your book, like if you wanna sell your book elsewhere as well, uh, then be careful of the KDP select. Okay. Ah, Now again, let's just click the view service. And again, this is beta. So it may not be when you were doing your book, because this course could be outdated. Ah, but you can see here that they want to be to 99 then we can get the 70% you know? So in other words, if a sale happens, you get 70%. I believe if you would go less than that Ah, then you might have to go like the 35% I believe. Okay. Yeah, as you can see. So let's just look at the chart. So from 99 cents to anything less than 2 99 So I guess even if you went to 98 you don't get 35% anything higher. Um, again, it's showing again. This is just their chart. Ah, but I'm gonna go. Yes. Que well, price this book for 2 99 So there you go. For every single sale you would get two bucks. And, you know, if you want a fertility like for 99 there's also an option for this book lending. But you're going to see why is this locked? And I guess if you're in the 70% plan that I guess you're locked into that. Okay, So that is it, then you just publish your book, and then you just wait. And they were They will send you an email, and your book is published. Ah, that's really the process. Okay, So I'm going to create another video about your Amazon profile, how to set that up. And how do kind of style it make it look nice. Ah, And then I will create a conclusion. Video 27. 6-5 - Amazon Author Central Page: Okay, So in this video, we're gonna be talking about your author page, which is right here. So followed the author. Okay, So, you know, when someone writes a book or someone leaves like a review, whatever. Ah, you can click on the actual author and you can see you know, a picture of them. I guess I should maybe have ah, around picture. I should probably fix that myself. And you see, you can see, you know, has all of the different books. In addition, there's some videos I have included for more information on the books care. So how you ah, creating author pages. You go to author Central. Okay, So I'm just gonna go to that page, which is right here into Google. You can just type author Central, go to the author page, and then here is where you can adjust. You know, your description about your biography. Um, any pictures you want any videos you want include? Ah, and just stuff like that. Okay, so there's not much to say here, but just make sure you update it. Make sure it represents you in a professional way. After you're done to go back and check it. Make sure it looks professional. Ah, you also want to set it up so that you can leave it for a long time, you know, so that you don't have to always go and update all this stuff. Just make it, you know, universal. But that is your author Page. So don't forget to set that up because, you know, it really makes it appealing to who's ever buying your book. 28. [OUTRO] - Writing a Book for Amazon: Okay, so that is the course on how to create a book for Amazon again. I taught you the way I did because I like to do things simple. Like, you know, we created one file inside a library office that was used for a paperback and e book. We exported them. I brought the e book into caliber. We created this table of contents just on the artwork. Make sure that your text is actually eligible. You know, it's nice and big. Hopefully you guys enjoyed. If you have any questions about your books, you know, always always feel feel to reach out to me. You know, I'm very active in replying, and you know what? Messages and stuff like that. The biggest thing is to do research on your keywords and your search engine optimization. Even before you write a book. You know, if you have a general idea on what you want to write your book on, make sure to do just a little bit of research. See if there's some books that are already out there. If they have, like, you know, good reviews. Uh, look what their descriptions are seeing. You know how people are interacting with their books, leading reviews, etcetera, etcetera. That will give you kind of a base. You know, a base to kind of work off of and see isn't even worth writing that book. Um, so again, I'm Riley Weller. I go by the artist and producer named Gratuitous. If you guys want to check out my music, uh, my beat tape Syriza's called Beat capes by gratuitous so again, always feel free to reach out to me, and I may see you guys in another one of my business courses.