This excerpt is from Success, Your Path to a Successful Book by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

With POD publishing, you design the layout of your book–dropped caps if you desire, single or double space between bullets. It’s up to you. In many books, the first paragraph of a chapter is not indented, in many it is. A double space is called for when a time sequence or location is changed. Whatever you choose to do, be consistent.
We would do a disservice if we did not mention stylebooks. Many writers and journalists live by them. A better way of saying it would be: Many publications insist you write as indicated in a particular stylebook. If we were purchasing them, we would get the paperback editions as most are updated frequently. The ones we feel are at the top include:

The Associated Press Stylebook by Associated Press

The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff or

The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage: The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World’s Most Authoritative Newspaper, by Allan M. Siegan and William G. Connolly.

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Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill