I'm getting close to finishing a novel and looking through online guides for the formatting process. From what I've seen, everyone is strongly recommending double spacing and an indentation of .5inch/1.27cm
My understanding is that this is for readability purposes for the editor, and not the final format that they book will take. Most books on my shelf have the indentation being usually the length of 2-3 letters and the spacing between lines is not double-spaced.
Here's my problem, for specific pages on my novel, the layout and position of the words has to be where I want them, and so what I wish to submit needs to have the final formatting of what the book will look like when printed.
What I basically want to ask is:
- Would it be alright to explain to the publishing agents the reasoning, and submit the manuscript formatted the way I want it to look like on page? (with single spacing so I know which lines are on which page)
- If so what would a standard page-size, indentation and margins be for published books
Thank you very much for helping out.