For the purposes of submission, open a
new Word file, save as '...subsm_name of book' /
Format the page to Letter or A4 size/ turn off both header
and footer (uncheck boxes) /set all margins at 0.50"/ FONT Arial
12pt is good but the type size or font has no relevance to the final
Head up the page in left top corner
On next line in the centre, type the TITLE
in red, then the Authors name.
Under provide the following detailed information
1...Are the images proposed to be drawings or digital photos?
2.. If drawings is there a
preferred Illustrator - name/
website/any relevant information. You can list up to three by
name and reference. You can refer to a particular artist's style or
a book reference is good.
3.. Are you supplying the
images or do you want us to provide them.- note the type or
style of images preferred, such as pen & ink sketches eg. with/without
colour shading or background etc; or full colour. How
many images and what sizes approximately. Keep the information
succinct but add a
general description of your
thoughts for the images. Within reason, the more info the
This is the place to provide all your
> several line breaks
Left INSIDE COVER
BOOK Right 1 INNER COVER
Leave blank for Publisher
BOOK Left 2
Type in red the TEXT
for this page. Follow with specific info on the image for this page.
The Dog howled at the
image> The FC (full
colour) image is 3/4 page. Snoopy should be featured with a Moon
rising, Moon should have a personality (face??) with a green soft
background /see general theme and style - it might be similar to
your sketches in Hourglass. Liked that a lot!
BOOK Right 3
The ball rose, Snoopy watched closely... he
was sure there was a Man in the Moon...
image> The FC (full colour) image
is 3/4 page. but could be a sketch over the two pages with snoopy on
left looking up at the moon as it rises. Bleed over inner margins?
(this change of mind is okay as these are suggestions
to both publisher and illustrator)
BOOK Left 4
Story text in red
BOOK Left 4
Story text in red
.... and so on
for as many page pairs as necessary but preferably a minimum 24 pages -
about 36-40 pp is the economic maximum for a 2-6 Kindi book. There
may be some pages without imagery or only a small image. Generally
image size does not materially affect the cost... it is the image
complexity and thus the time incurred which determines the estimate.
If you can sketch and want to convey an idea to the artist, a rough
sketch is acceptable.- anything which gets the idea over ... a
cartoon cut from a newspaper, internet image or a pencil sketch are
all good. B&W info is fine!
The final COVER, designed last, is
perfect-bound and laminated, usually in full colour. The inside
front and back cover is blank and white. The rear varies with the
style. The author and illustrators name and copyright, and the
publishers logo is more often on the rear cover or inside front.
Page numbering used in working copies, are not generally used in final print