Easy-to-use 6 x 9 book format for Word

Don’t know how to format a book for self publishing through Amazon KDP, IngramSpark or any other print on demand service? This easy to use free book format for Word is a blessing for you. Instead of hiring a costly typesetter for a book, use this modern template of book. Our editable book format uses clean typography having a single serif font.

Free Word template for paperback format

This Ms Word book format is laid out in a standard 6 x 9 paper size. 6″ x 9″ is a most common book size available on many self publishing companies. Our 6 x 9 Word template is a perfect paperback format for book printing. However, the same template can be used for creating an ebook for kindle publishing or for online distribution by any other means.

Download this free book format in Word and see how professionally it has been designed! As for modifying this book layout, you will find it very easy to edit yet highly professional-looking manuscript design in Word. There are many free book templates available online but our writable book designs in Word can make your book look elegant!

Editing this self publishing template

You can completely edit this 6 x 9 book template in Word easily. Typography and page layout is already done in the Word doc. A single serif font “PT Serif” is used throughout the template. PT Serif is a free font by Google and it is a great font for modern book typesetting.

This Word template is a “best fit” for writing memoirs, journals or business books. This is somewhat a “generic book layout template” that can be used for many non-fiction genres as well. Feel free to change or modify this manuscript design as & how you want it to look.

To keep the formatting of this template organized, it uses Sections in Word, so please keep this thing in mind when you’re editing the template. Otherwise, see how to edit this book template in the following video:

Need more print-ready 6 x 9 book templates for Word? Check these two book templates:

Modern looking 6 x 9 template for Word
Amazon CreateSpace 6 x 9 template in printable format

Download all our InDesign-like Microsoft Word templates here

Template features

  • Free easy to use book format for self publishing
  • File format: Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF
  • Paper: 6″ x 9″ (no bleeds)
  • Font used: PT Serif (embedded in the template)
  • Proper pagination and typesetting
  • Fully adjustable and customizable
  • Its FREE 🙂

Download 6 x 9 book format for Word

This is for your personal use only! Please read our “Important Notes” on using our free resources. Any question? Share your thoughts below.

17 thoughts on “Easy-to-use 6 x 9 book format for Word”

        • Yes, this is possible! You will have to scale down your PDF to an A5 size proportionally. Adobe Acrobat supports scaling PDFs. Practically this approach is not so useful because when you scale down, you’re actually shrinking the content and it makes the content (text or graphics) smaller on print or screen. Adobe InDesign also allows auto-adjustment of paper sizes, provided you have a source file in InDesign format.

          A more better way is to reformat the document or start from the correct paper size from the beginning. Hope it helps, thank you.

  1. Thanks for creating this. I’m really glad I found this site. Can you elaborate on the instruction “simply copy these dummy texts entirely and paste them at the end of the document” ? Thanks!

    • Thanks for downloading our template! We have included dummy text in the template so when adding new chapters, you can simply copy these placeholder text in your newly added blank pages to follow the style & the layout, thank you.

    • Hi, these are just different sections which you can easily create in any of our existing templates. You don’t need a special template for inserting bibliography, etc., all you need to do is creating different sections in the template for these things. Thank you.

  2. I haven’t used these templates yet. I just printed them for quick references while
    writing. I have self-published two books with KDP Amazon. These notes will aide me in
    further designing my covers myself. I have someone else do it for me on the first books. but hopeful I will be able to do this myself soon. Thanks for the easy to understand templates.

    • Hi,
      Amazon KDP allows 7pt for the minimum size! However, please note that it also depends on which typeface (i.e., a font) you use as some fonts have small character set. Using 10pt at-least would be okay for a print book, while 12pt is usually used on 6×9 size. Thank you


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