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Hello.

I have decided to take the plunge and publish the first book in my series, The Mystery of Smugglers Cove, as a paperback via createspace.

I came across the below link which has interior templates, but there are so many that I am at a loss to decide which one. This book is for ages 7-12, so for anyone who has published a childrens book through them, could you advise me on what template you used? Oh, and my book has a word count of 43,000.

https://www.createspace.com/en/community/docs/DOC-1323

Lastly, is there anything different that I should look at when publishing a childrens book compared to an adult book, such as font size?

Thanks,

Paul M
 

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Font is very important, size and style. The last thing you want is a big, pretty illustration and teeny-weeny hard-to-read font. Open some children books and take a look for examples. You'll see some badly done ones out there, as well as some done right.

I can't direct you on the template, as I sent mine to a very affordable formatter and just sat back with a nice cup of tea and a good movie as she did her magic. ;)
 

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Thanks. I actually don't have any pictures, so I don't have to worry about that.

After looking around I am currently going with the 5'' by 8'' size and using Garamond size 13 with single spacing.

 
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