Create your book interior using the Notion Press DIY writing tool
Design your book as you write it – that’s what’s amazing about the new writing tool that Notion Press has created on the DIY platform. The tool has some pretty cool layouts for books of every genre. You can check how each page of the book will appear in the layout you choose as and when you compose the page. This makes it really easy to structure the interior of the book. Don’t worry if you’ve already completed writing the book. You can just copy-paste the content into the writing tool and it lets you set the content in the layout of your liking.
The tool lets you add content in three parts – front matter, body text and end matter. It already has several pre-set front matter sections like Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgments, etc. Your book doesn’t have to have all these sections. If you wish to exclude any of them from the book, all you have to do is leave it blank and the tool will automatically delete the section while creating the final layout. You can also add other front matter sections if you like.
In the body text and end matter, you can add part pages, chapters and new sections as per your book’s needs. You can also delete sections, rearrange chapters and view each chapter in the selected layout. Within the text, there are options to add special formatting like bold, italics, underline, add separators, lists, etc.
Once you’ve completed writing, you can see a preview of the layout you’ve chosen. The tool formats each page and paragraph into a style that follows international guidelines. . It also makes sure that each new chapter starts on the right, adds blank pages wherever necessary as well as headers and page numbers.
You can also download a backup of the entire book as a Microsoft Word file at any time. It’s easy, it’s simple and it’s powerful. Check out the tutorial to see how you can create the interior design of an entire book within a matter of minutes using the writing tool.
It’s easy to create your own layout using the Microsoft Word templates we’ve provided. It is also possible to upload the interior design as a print-ready PDF. To know more about how you can do this, watch this video.