I was reading an Article on The Book Designer called Your Five-Minute Guide to Pricing Your Self-Published Book and in it it said:
Nobody wants to pay for something that looks thrown together–make sure:
- you have a professionally designed cover
- the content adheres to industry standards in terms of style and formatting
- the text is legible and pleasant to read
however as you can see on the original page while the word formatting is a hyperlink all it does is goes to the main page of Book Design Templates. the problem is that it as a number of different fiction templates and they all say they are Industry Standard but not what those standards are.
What I want to know what are the industry standards of style and formatting? preferably in general but if that's too broad then for Fictional Works