How to self-publish a children’s paperback with Word is described in this post. A template to edit to create your own book, step-by-step directions, and a video will help you easily produce a simple 8.5″ X 8.5″ paperback. This post is for would be authors who would like a more simple method to get started.
The video explains much of the process, and there is also a free step-by-step directions instant download. The Word Doc sample file may be downloaded and changed by you to create your own children’s book to upload to KDP Amazon. This is for a book with “no bleed” which means the color does not extend to the edge of the pages. There is a white border around the images and text on each page. I did not add formatting such as page numbers for this project and kept it simple, for my writing friends who do not have professional software such as Adobe Creative Suite. Word 2007 or later may be used to complete a manuscript.
In the course, there are additional templates for publishing children’s paperbacks with full bleed (color to the edge of the paper). I used the PowerPoint template to publish The Frogs Buy a New House: An Economics Story for Children, which is sold on Amazon.
If you are interested in learning more, the full course has everything needed to self-publish chapter and children’s eBooks and paperbacks.
I hope you will like this templates, video, and directions.
You might also like to know how to not compress images in Word, although the information is covered above.
You might also like to read my post about all of the resources included in my Udemy Self-Publishing class.