Scrivener Part Three: For Print

I used Scrivener to help me with my print copy also. I saved my book for amazon as a print copy, because it already has the page breaks inserted. One less thing to do in preparing the print book. I deleted the TOC and placed my author bio and contact info at the end of the book, then went into compile and set the Contents I wanted to compile -as is. There is also the option to uncheck the TOC and whatever you don’t want in your print copy.
For the text separator I used empty line
Folder– empty line
Folder & Text– single return
Text & Folder– page break
If your setting up your book for standard size print 8″x10″ you can save it under Format as non-fiction manuscript.
Make sure you go to Formatting and format your title/text.
And last, Page settings for your header/ footer/ page numbers, you can check not on page one if you don’t want a page number on the first page. I suggest looking up the guideline on page settings for a 8″x10″ book… top, bottom, left, right.

Here’s a handy community for answers I haven’t covered G+ Scrivener Community

I wanted to set up a 5″x8″ book so I went to createspace for the formatting guidelines. I ended up having to put my book back into Open Office or Word and set the page settings to .75 for both outer and gutter, or, right and left, mirrored. Bottom .75 and top .5. I went ahead and reset my pages so I would have the first two without the page numbers, rechecked my pages to make sure there wasn’t any weird paragraph spaces, and save in .pdf format. I found .pdf format is easier to upload.
Note: The guidelines tell you to gutter at .75 and outer at .50, but with those settings the right side pages will run into the bleed!
I had a rough time with my images. Createspace insists the dpi needs to be 300, which is fine by me, but I found that when I changed the ppi is my image size (because there is no dpi setting) to 300 createspace still wouldn’t accept the picture. I found that in order for them to accept my pictures…book cover… first page image was to set the ppi to somewhere between 320-350.
Blake-A Montana Dayton Novel is now in print for 12.95 at Createspace it should be available on amazon soon:)


 BlakePrint copy5x8


Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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