Posted on 07/13/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Like it or not, we make quality judgments based on appearances.

In regards to books, that goes beyond the design of the cover and into the actual content.

Writer and book designer Joel Friedlander says self-published authors often make these five formatting mistakes ... to the annoyance of readers.

  • Blank right-hand pages.

  • Folios running rampant.

  • Running heads misbehaving.

  • Ragged composition.

  • Odd-numbered pages on the left.

Fortunately, these are easy to fix, and Friedlander translates what might be design jargon to you in a guest post on Book Life.

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