Tips and Tricks
I may be able to help. I too am producing some novels and have discovered that before transferring from word PLEASE clear all formatting. Then transfer your book to the blurb programme. I then read my book, page by page and as I read I use my space bar three indents to indicate a new paragraph or speach. At each chapter I then highlight the chapter and go justify. For me, it works wonderfully. I have also noticed you need to be patient because Blurb needs time to think! Three indents is a general acceptance in the bookk industry for novels. Warning! When you have done this, do not try to go back and alter because Blurb gets confused. So make sure when you read your chapters one by one, you are happy with what you have written.