Planning Tips

Font used to place emphasis on a term or for foreign terms;

Citation notes or content ;

Style of divider and spacing before/after each foot or end note;

Single or double spaced numbered lists and block quotes;

Indented or hanging indent numbered lists and block quotes.

Margin height and width;

Fonts and font size(s);

Contents of the book:  front material, end material, bibliography, index, etc.;

Bibliography: select, suggested reading, or full;

Chapter, heading, and subheading styles;

Footnotes or endnotes;

Number of spaces between sentences;


Often an author will need to make decisions about issues of style that are not determined by publishers’ guidelines. 


These decisions should be made prior to submitting the manuscript to an editor.  Some examples of these style decisions that may need to be made are:


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