Is there a novel template on Word?
Yes, Microsoft Word offers several templates within the application, including book templates to choose from. Different sizes and formats are offered, depending on the type of book you are writing.
What should a novel manuscript look like?
Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced with margins of an inch to an inch and a quarter. (Poetry can be single-spaced.) Stay away from fancy fonts. Use one that is easily readable, like Times, and a size that is comfortable, like 12 point.
What format do book publishers want?
Though some agents and editors may prefer different serif or sans serif fonts like Arial or Courier New, Times New Roman with a 12 point font size is the industry standard.
Google Docs is a great choice as a word processor. It has everything you need to write your novel, and integrates with other aspects of Google to help you plan things out. But if you're not a Google Docs fan, or if you just want to consider other options, there are plenty to help you write your novel.
How many Google Docs pages equal a book page? 5 pages in Docs = 4 pages in a book. Edit to add: This is highly based on personal observation, averages, and guesswork. Depending on the words and paragraph length and so on, this could give highly different results.
Most novels have between 10 to 12 chapters, but that's not set in stone. You can have two chapters or 200 -- it all depends on how comfortable you are with experimenting. Consider your dear reader.
The most widely used typefaces for book body text include Baskerville, Bembo, Garamond, Janson, Palatino, and Times Roman (although this more of a newspaper font). Sans serif fonts may be difficult to read for an entire book. 3.