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Line breaks in paperback description?
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:16:02 am »
Yes, the day before my book releases is a bit short notice, but I forgot it was thing - when I add my blurb for the paperbacks in KDP, it always removes the blank lines, whereas it keeps them in the Kindle version. Does anyone know how to force those blank lines? I'm thinking html might work, with perhaps < br/ >, but I don't want to try it without being sure and make it look even worse.

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 10:58:03 am »
    Apparently, my forum search skills are lacking. I found multiple existing threads on a second try.

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 11:58:47 am »
    Yeah, strange they have still not made the description text formatting the same for each format (it seems to be a hold-over from the CreateSpace form).
    <br /> = line break
    And use two if you want a blank line between paragraphs.

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 12:33:17 pm »
    Yes, sorry, I meant to come back and say that after I verified it worked, and then...I forgot. But it does indeed work.

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 01:19:28 pm »
    Stumbled on this once: https://www.practiceboard.com
    And this: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element

    But I only pretty much use the italics, bold face and spacer codes. Not sure why we have to html code for our paperbacks but not for the ebook. The ebook description is much easier to enter.


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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 06:58:57 pm »
    Ooo, good find regarding that HTML practice board!

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 07:01:12 am »
    I just enter <p><p> between paragraphs. You can do it with ebooks too but in that case you need to make sure there're no line breaks in ebook descriptions, either, otherwise you'll end up with huge breaks between paragraphs. :)

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    Re: Line breaks in paperback description?
    « Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 07:06:18 am »
    It would help if there was any indication in the setup stage that html will actually work in the book description - my main concern was that I'd try it and it wouldn't be supported, so my book would be published for the first time with it's blurb full of code.

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