Look and Feel IllustrationChildren's Book Custom Layout and Design

The importance of good layout and design is often overlooked or undervalued by the author of an illustrated children’s book. Beautiful illustrations frequently blind the novice publisher into thinking that the illustrations alone are the key to success. But without the proper design, your children’s book is bound to fail.

At Self Publishing, Inc., we are here to help you every step of the way. With illustrated children’s books you have three basic choices of format… these formats are determined by binding style. The interior pages are the same with all. The difference is that a paperback book requires a cover. A hardcover book requires a printed casewrap. In addition to a printed casewap, publishers sometime prefer a separate jacket to make their book complete.

The choice is yours.

Cover & Text for Paperback

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Consultation with Graphic Designer to establish general book layout, graphic design and type faces.
  • 24 or 32 pages of text layout from your MS Word manuscript, and original scanned or digital artwork.
  • Scanning of original artwork, if necessary (up to16 scans)
  • Creation of cover
  • Creation of title, copyright, dedication, and author bio pages
  • Layout text, combine with illustrations
  • PDF proof for approval
  • 1 round of corrections (up to 25 corrections)
  • Final PDF proof for approval prior to sending files to printer*

*NOTE: Our Design Service is offered exclusively to author/publishers who print books with Self Publishing, Inc.. No print ready files will be sent to customer until after books are printed. Once books are printed, you can request a copy of the print ready PDF files, created by us for a small fee of $49. Complete application files are also available after books are printed for an additional $350. You can request a copy of your print ready files, prior to the first printing, for an additional $495 per file (so text and cover would be $990.)

Price for Cover & Text for Paperback - $995.00

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Casewrap & Text for Hardcover

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Consultation with Graphic Designer to establish general book layout, graphic design and type faces.
  • 24 or 32 pages of text layout from your MS Word manuscript, and original scanned or digital artwork.
  • Scanning of original artwork, if necessary (up to16 scans)
  • Creation of casewrap
  • Creation of title, copyright, dedication, and author bio pages
  • Layout text, combine with illustrations
  • Design single color endpapers for offset printing
  • PDF proof for approval
  • 1 round of corrections (up to 25 corrections)
  • Final PDF proof for approval prior to sending files to printer*

*NOTE: Our Design Service is offered exclusively to author/publishers who print books with Self Publishing, Inc.. No print ready files will be sent to customer until after books are printed. Once books are printed, you can request a copy of the print ready PDF files, created by us for a small fee of $49. Complete application files are also available after books are printed for an additional $350. You can request a copy of your print ready files, prior to the first printing, for an additional $495 per file (so text and cover would be $990.)

Price for Casewrap & Text for Hardcover - $1,185.00

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Jacket & Casewrap & Text for Hardcover

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Consultation with Graphic Designer to establish general book layout, graphic design and type faces.
  • 24 or 32 pages of text layout from your MS Word manuscript, and original scanned or digital artwork.
  • Scanning of original artwork, if necessary (up to16 scans)
  • Creation of casewrap and jacket
  • Creation of title, copyright, dedication, and author bio pages
  • Layout text , combine with illustrations
  • Design single color endpapers for offset printing
  • PDF proof for approval
  • 1 round of corrections (up to 25 corrections)
  • Final PDF proof for approval prior to sending files to printer*

*NOTE: Our Design Service is offered exclusively to author/publishers who print books with Self Publishing, Inc.. No print ready files will be sent to customer until after books are printed. Once books are printed, you can request a copy of the print ready PDF files, created by us for a small fee of $49. Complete application files are also available after books are printed for an additional $350. You can request a copy of your print ready files, prior to the first printing, for an additional $495 per file (so text and cover would be $990.)

Price for Casewrap, Jacket & Text for Hardcover - $1,185.00

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E-Book Conversion for Children's Picture Book $595.00

Now you can easily offer eBook editions ("fixed layouts") of your children's picture books to the growing eBook market. Unlike a normal eBook where your eBook font and font size can vary, a fixed layout book retains all the formatting of your original file. This means that what you see in your printed book is exactly what you'll see on your eReader.* And there's more. Fixed layout eBooks are especially geared to children's books. Created in the new ePub 3 format, from your supplied files**, you can enhance the reading experience by adding audio which will automatically play when a child opens a page. The audio of a Fixed Layout eBook is keyed by the left page of a two page spread. The audio of both pages in a spread should therefore be supplied as one file. Fixed layout eBooks are for Amazon, Kobo and the iPad.

* Due to size of font, some books may be difficult to read in landscape format as spreads on the iPad

** InDesign, Photoshop (text must be live text on a separate layer from illustration), or Word

SPECIAL NOTE: Remember, the eBook edition of your title is required to have its own ISBN. Purchase a single ISBN from our site here: https://www.selfpublishing.com/isbn/.

PRICE FOR E-CONVERSION - $595.00

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