How can I make it better the next time?
This is the plaintive question I get every time after I have set up, formatted, and uploaded a book for a new author. It is also one of the most common questions I see while socially networking.
Let’s get it out in the open: Preparing a print version of your book in Word or any other word processor is virtually impossible!
The best way [if you must use Word] is to buy a Word template from a book designer you trust.
Publishing a book is an immensely complex project. The skillsets needed are large, and require practice and experience. One of them is an area you can learn by yourself—easily. That is typography. This book will help you learn the basics of typography, plus covering some of what can be done with Word.
My goal is to save you money and time
At present, I publish several books a year. My only expenses are what I pay for online access. You can learn how to do that also.