There are, essentially, three ways to have a print book formatted – pay someone else to do it, learn how to manually format it yourself or use one of the template-based software services. The three front runners are Vellum, Reedsy Book Editor and Draft2Digital.
I’m sure Vellum is wonderful, but it’s $250 and both Reedsy and Draft2Digital are free. Reedsy only has a very small number of templates to choose from (though they are very nice) and it requires you to upload your book a chapter at a time. Until now, this annoyance has been worth it, but with their new range of templates and much quicker process, I’ve decided to give D2D a go. Watch the video to see how I got on.