Dan asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 5 months ago

Are page breaks in between chapters necessary to make a self published book look just as professional a traditionally published book?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Yes, page breaks are required for each new chapter. And scene breaks are required when you change locations or allow time to elapse within a chapter.

    If you're self-publishing, besides paying attention to the writing itself, you have to learn how books are designed. There are rigid practices in modern publishing and self-publishers need to adhere to them or look amateurish.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They may be necessary to come out even with the number of pages you have.

  • 5 months ago

    Yes, unless perhaps many of the chapters are short (a couple of pages or less). Resist the temptation to cram as much text as possible onto each page to keep printing costs down - it'll make the book hard to read and lead to complaints from readers.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I suspect that page breaks will be the least of your problems in this regard but, yes.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes, you need page breaks at the end of a chapter to ensure the start of the next chapter begins at the top of a page.

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