I'm on the final straight with my fiction novel, The Last British President and a couple of days ago, I reached the point of formatting the manuscript for publishing on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), in both paperback and E-book.
Microsoft Word is superb for writing and editing, but the formatting tools can be daunting. Fortunately, KDP have numerous free tools for preparing your book, one of which, Kindle Create Add-in for MS Word makes the job of margins, headers, footers, trim sizes and everything else, very simple indeed. It uses industry standard book templates which greatly ease the job of getting the book looking professional and ready for publishing. (I'll probably write a how-to in DCT when the time is right)
I also have a book cover designer lined up and so, hopefully I'll be publishing early in the new year.
Here's a training video for the MS Word add-in, which some may find very useful. I know I did.
And I particularly like this video, because the publishing industry has changed completely since independent publishing has taken off over the last ten years.
50 rejection letters and you had to wait up to 12 months for them to land on your welcome mat? And not all of them replied anyway?