Let's get you settled in. Here are the basics about your writing space.

1. Your book page

Your page is where you’ll write your book. Pages have three parts:

  • Header: The text that appears at the top. It can't be edited. On the left is your title, and on the right is a 1. This 1 is a placeholder only. Learn more about pages and numbering here →

  • Chapter title: The large text below the header. Click on it to make changes.

  • Page block: The space below your chapter title. It's where you'll write and format your book.

2. Move through chapters

Everything you write on Tablo sits inside chapters. We’ve created your first one for you. View your chapters in the Table of Contents at the left. Here's what else is there, from top to bottom:

  • Reorder & Delete: Click to move chapters or delete them. More on that here →

  • Cover Page: Open to upload an image of your book cover for display on Tablo.

  • Title Page: Open to change your title, or add your subtitle and author name.

  • Copyright: Open to view your book's copyright statement.

  • Chapter 1: Your first chapter. New chapters you create will appear below this one.

  • + New Chapter: Click to create a new, untitled chapter.

  • 3 words: A word counter. It updates in real-time, as you type.

3. Add details & try other templates

You can add a synopsis for your book, or swap the current template to give your book a new look. Find these options at the top. Here they are, from left to right.

  • Title & Settings: Click to open a page that brings together your book’s most important details including the cover, title, sub-title, author name, and synopsis. To leave this page and return to your book, click Save & Continue.

  • Book Templates: Click to open our book templates. Select a new template, then click Save & Continue to apply it instantly to your book.

  • Share on Tablo: Click to open your sharing options. Sharing is off by default. Turn it on to let others read what you've written and leave comments on your writing. To return, click Back to Writing.

  • Saved: A save indicator. Type some words in your book, then watch the indicator change states to Saving and back to Saved. Saving is constant and automatic.

4. Publish your book

The real magic of Tablo. Publishing is the first step to your book as a real book, sold in stores.

  • Click Continue to Publish at the top right. It's safe to do now.

  • A new page opens. Here you can see the details we need to publish your book.

  • To leave this page and return to your book, click Back to Writing.

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