Dan asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

What is a good line spacing for paragraphs in a self-published book, and is half a line really too much?

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Half a line is about right. Compare to other books to see how others are formatted.

  • 2 months ago

    Look at text in books already published. 

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Why don't you hit the space bar 57 times between each word and hit the carriage return 11 times between each line? Then you might have as many as 8 pages, or even 9, if you ever get that foreword completed. 

  • 2 months ago

    Blank spaces between lines of print a half a line in height is ridiculous spacing for a book. It will look amateurish and like you're padding, trying to make it look longer than it is.

    If you don't have a bare minimum of 50,000 words (and plenty of people would say 65,000), you don't have an actual book-length manuscript no matter how big your margins and gutters, the size of your font, or the line spacing.

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