Frequently Asked Questions

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25 Children's Questions

1.)Domestic Printing vs. Printing Overseas: Is there a difference? 2.)I know that paperback binding is less expensive. Why shouldn't I use it for my children's picture book? 3.)Should I use gloss or matte paper stock for my children's book? 4.)What is the difference between a cover, a jacket and a casewrap? 5.)What size should my original art be? 6.)How about if my illustrations are computer generated? Is that OK? 7.)Is there one medium for illustrations that's better than another? 8.)What types of originals are used for illustrations? 9.)What is a scan? 10.)Should I have my book cover/casewrap/jacket professionally designed? 11.)What about bar codes? 12.)What is "text"? 13.)Why can't I have my full color children's book in Thor? 14.)How do I prepare my text for my full-color children's book? 15.)I have a children's book with only 18 pages, what should I do? 16.)Should I provide my own scans? 17.)What are end leaves? 18.)What can I expect in terms of timing and schedule for my children's book? 19.)How do I prepare my cover/jacket/casewrap for the printer? 20.)What is a CPSIA line on copyright page for children's books? 21.)What is a bleed? 22.)Should I opt to have a jacket on my children's book or is a casewrap enough? 23.)How is a title page different in a children's book? 24.)What is trim size? 25.)What kind of proofs will I see for my full-color children's book?


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