It is with great pleasure that I am working on Amanda Woodall’s new book, “Weston Fox.” It’s already halfway done! Here is an opportunity to take a sneak peek at one of the illustrations!
The process of making the sketch for an illustration. Searching for references, lighting, and the mood of a wonderful park. Work for “Weston Fox” created by Amanda Woodall.
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Most books for print are 32 pages or in multiples of 8 (for best printing/binding options) Each printer has a different setup but the industry standard size for printed books are 5.25″ x 8, 5.5″ x 8.5, 6″ x 9″, 7″ x 10″, 8″ x 10″, 8.25″ x 6″ and 8.25″ x 8.25″. When creating a book for print and ebook it is best to work with spreads as they convert better.
Unfortunately, Amazon does not offer hardcover and landscape printing is offered but only bound at the top (like a calendar) which is useless. If you are going softcover and not landscape, I recommend Amazon KDP for its large distribution network. But if landscape or hardcover is your goal (and they do look great that way) there are SO MANY other printers out there, most of which DO offer this type of printing.
Publisher Name # of Books | Page Count | Hardcover | Print Time | Landscape | Marketing
Lulu 1-Any 20-740 No 3-5 days No Yes
Xpress.lulu 32-740 32-800 Yes 3-5 days Yes Yes
Amazon* 1-999 24- No 2 days No Yes
AuthorHouse Awaiting confirmation
Print Ninja 250-500* 4-36 Yes 1 week Yes No
Book Baby 25-Any 24-840 Yes 5 days Yes limited
Blurb 1-Any 20-440 Yes 4-5 days Yes No
Xulonpress* 20-200 18-1050 Yes 3-4 Months Yes Yes
Barns & Nobles 1-Any Yes 2 days Yes Yes
Diggy Pod 24-9999 16-9999 Yes 2-10 days Yes No
Outskirts Press Awaiting confirmation
48 Hr Books 40-1050 16-1050* Yes 1 -5 days Yes No
Morris Publishing 25-Any 40-520* Yes 2-6 weeks Yes No
Ingram Spark 1-10,000 18-1200 Yes 13-19 Yes No
Publishing Xpress 25-2500 8-300 No 10 days Yes No
*48 hour books minimum page-count is 16 for softcover and 40 for hardcover.
*Print Ninja Min. board book order is 500. min pg 4/saddle, 20/perfect, 12/board.
*Print Ninja also offers 1-150 book orders on their POD (digital) printer.
*Xulonpress specializes in Christian books
*Morris Publishing page counts are 40-520 softcover and 20-90 for hardcover
*Amazon has the largest distribution network.