Question by  gracefulgranny (19)

How do I format a non-fiction manuscript?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Generally, all manuscripts are formatted the same way with one-inch margins all around. Publishers have specific requirements for submissions, so if that is your plan, check the guidelines.


Answer by  Reni (18)

If you are unclear of formatting a non-fiction manuscript,you may find yourself swimming in a sea of contradictory information. Non fiction manuscript format tips are 1.Above,all your manuscript should be easy to read. 2.Always double-space your manuscript. 3.Don't use fancy tricks to make your manuscript look longer or shorter. 4.avoid fancy fonts. 5.Don't forget to include your contact information.


Answer by  notto (73)

Unlike fiction, which is meant to be read in order from start to finish, a non-fiction manuscript should allow readers to easily locate and read individual sections. A common format is to arrange topics in an outline, with an introduction or overview at the beginning of each topic area.


Answer by  Petalmaker1 (263)

It depends on the publisher, and whether or not it will be an e-book. Use double spacing. Submit in digital form. E-books in PDF or TIFF format.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

There are many programs that you can buy to make sure you are formatting the correct way. You can also find free ones online but they will only give you basic information.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Non-fiction manuscripts, like most manuscripts, are usually double-spaced. The font size should be twelve, and it should be in either Arial or Times New Roman font. This could vary, depending on where you submit the manuscript to. It is always a good idea to check with the place to see what their requirements are.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

You want to break up the subject into smaller pieces and give them a heading. You may also divide each of these pieces up into smaller sections and use subheadings. Look for MLA or ALA guidelines for details of formatting. You can find this online.

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