You've written a book. Congratulations.
Hopefully you are ready for the rules to get this self-published.
1) Pick a printer.
Really it's first.
Why? Because they all have their own little rules and idiosyncrasies that you need to follow for pain free publishing.
Almost all require 24 pages for publishing. (keep scrolling for the breakdown) Ingrams allows for 18 pages but is far more expensive to deal with than Amazon. Ingrams is the go to if you want a hardback.
Another option on the illustrations for you children's book would be white background illustration. These don't need an extra bleed on the outside and are more versitile than full page illustrations. Using a white background would give the option to make designs around the illustrations using your text. This also makes the text easy to read no matter the color. #font #friday #formatting #chapter #titles #white #space #flourish #children #book #young #reader #illustration #dra
There are just as many options in Children's book as there are in fiction novels. The most common would look like the attached picture. Images should give enough space .125 inches, though I suggest .25 to be on the safe side. Make sure your illustrator knows the size of the book and the extra space needed for proper printing. The words of the story should stand out from the pictures. The options come in at what age range the book is for. The below is for very young readers. T
I started here with the ant and colors.
For the kids that this book is targeted for I love the primary(red, yellow, and blue) colors with a few secondary colors(green, orange, and purple) too. Pick my favorite from inside and make that a cover. Put the picture my son took of me on the back and there we go. #cover #concept #how #happened #started #where #children #book #illustration #red #ant #primary #color #secondary