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How can I arrange the book? Fonts, margins, size of paper, line space, etc.? How to make index and contents so that the page numbers change with the size of the paper and fonts.

Dear Trilok Abhilashi,
Thank you for your question. The usual format is
font: courier, 10 pt
margin: 1 inch all around
size of paper: 8-1/2 x 11
line space: double space
page number: top right
other headings: title, author's name

The standard program that most publishers want is Microsoft Word. The Word program has a "footnote" feature that will automatically keep track of the footnotes and make sure they relate to the right page. It will also number the pages and make any corrections automatically if the page numbers change.

If you don't have Word, just keep all the footnotes at the end and do the numbering by hand. Most word processing programs will keep track of the page number if you enter it properly in the "headers" window.

My page for writers has an article called, "How to Find a Publisher," which you may find useful. See
If you have any further questions, feel free to write back.


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Nori J. Muster


Writing and publishing books, including e-books.


I have been writing for publication since 1981, including years as a staff writer, associate editor, editorial writer, and freelance reporter. At this time, I have eight Kindle books for sale at

Lakes of Tempe Authors, Tempe, Arizona

Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement
Dreaming Peace: Your Thoughts Can Change the World
Cult Recovery Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life
Child of the Cult
Learning to Flow with the Tao: The 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching
Positive Quotations: Wisdom from the Master Mind
Collected Writings: Five Books by Nori Muster
Noriland Art Gallery: Secrets from the Vault
Spiritual Summer and Other Short Stories

UCLA Extension Writer's Program, 1988 - 1994
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Oregon University, 1991

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